(Roger's version of the War of the Worlds-style story)
by Roger Bourke White Jr.
ALIEN INVASION!! How the thought has terrorized mankind for centuries! From H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds in 1898, through the UFO scares of the 1950's and after, these worries were just fairy tales. Then in 2136 John Burnmeshorts found the Honeycomb Comet, and extra terrestrials became real, and the possibility of alien invasion became real -- but it was still mostly fantasy because the Honeycomb Comet was a hulk that had been lifeless for millions of years. Then fifty years ago, the "Altair Fragment" of an HX body was discovered, and with it real, live aliens. From a million or billion to one, the possibility was down to a thousand in one....
|Jack Pudue, as depicted by one of my students who took an interest in the story while I was teaching in Korea. (Jul 2006)|