I, Alienby Mike Resnick
Whether visitors who have kept their presence a secret, invaders who have attacked us, innocents accidentally stranded among us, or natives on distant worlds we have yet to visit, the theme of other intelligent life in the universe is a compelling one. But most stories and movies about alien life-forms have been done from the human perspective. What the authors who have flexed their imaginations to create the highly original stories you will find in I, Alien have done is to become the alien. All of the twenty-seven tales included are written from the viewpoint of an alien protagonist.
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i enjoyed the book about aliens.
I, Alien collects 27 original stories all drafted from the point of view of aliens, dealing with the odd and occasionally ogresome creature known as man. What could have been just another sci-fi anthology is entertaining and highly original. Some of the stories are pure magic. Diary of a Galactic `Émigré by Laura Resnick kicks the volume off and is laugh out loud funny. Me by Mike Resnik points out that god may not be exactly what man thinks. You be Stephen Leigh is haunting, especially for those of us who read anthologies all the time. Anakoinosis by Tobias Bucknell makes us wonder what man¿s nature really is, and how we would fit into the nature of other planets. I am NOT a fan of sci-fi, normally, but I am the fan of a well written short story and this anthology is full of them. This is yet another delightful anthology by DAW, and well worth a read.