Martians, Go Home

Martians, Go Home

by Fredric Brown

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ISBN-13: 9780575102613
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date: 09/29/2011
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 713,639
File size: 715 KB

About the Author

Fredric Brown (1906-1972) was an American SF writer and Edgar Award-winning crime writer. Although the author of a number of SF and detective novels, he remains most famous for his prolific short story writing.

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Martians, Go Home 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
renderedtruth on LibraryThing 24 days ago
This book is soooo good it will make you veerrry veerrry sick.
Hamburgerclan on LibraryThing 5 months ago
It seems like every time I try to make room on my bookshelves by getting rid of a few books I end up pulling out this novel and rereading it. Somehow, it always makes the cut and goes back on the shelf. It's not spectacular, but rather a nice, amusing little tale that one can devour in a couple of hours. Simply put, the book is about a Martian invasion of Earth. Unlike The War of the Worlds however, the Martians here aren't out to conquer the Earth. Instead they've come to observe and heckle it. To quote the back cover of the Del Rey October 1981 edition, Brown's Martians were "obnoxious green creatures who could be seen and heard, but not harmed, and who probed private sex lives as shamelessly as they probed government secrets." It makes for an amusing tale, and for something first published in 1954, it reads quite well. Aside from obvious anacrhonisms like typewriters (remember those?) and the cold war, the story could have been written today. (Or maybe I'm just getting old.) So, I guess I'll just have to find another book to dispose of and put Martians, Go Home back where I found it. --J.