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Farewell to the Master

Length: 78 pages1 hour


This is a reprint of the famous 1940 short story by Harry Bates that inspired the two movies titled "The Day the Earth Stood Still." The humanoid alien Klaatu and the giant robot Gnut suddenly materialize in Washington, D.C., in a time-travel spaceship. Two unfathomable beings from an unknown planet in the universe. The murder of Klaatu ruins Earth’s attempt to peacefully welcome the first interstellar visitors. And one man tries to solve the mystery of why Gnut remains silent, imperious, and unassailable.

Contains a new introduction by Dennis Herrick and a list of about 300 novels, novellas, and short stories about alien first contact.

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