The Day the Martians Came (1988) '-' Quando a América começa a assumir que a Missão de colonizar Marte constituiu um fracasso, Henry Steegman, devastado pelas radiações e saudades do lar, descobre acidentalmente uma antiga cidade subterrânea e algumas criaturas muito invulgares -- MARCIANOS! (...) Para Sam Harcourt a descoberta de vida em Marte podia representar dinheiro graúdo e, porventura, até um prémio da Academia! Para o emigrado russo, ansioso por conseguir um "visto" americano, os marcianos podiam constituir uma chave de entrada para o programa espacial americano no país das oportunidades... isto tudo para não falar da história de Solomon Sayre fascinado pela vida alienígena e desiludido com a sua'...'
The Day The Martians Came by Frederik Pohl -- 'Henry Steegman is hardly "Mr. Personality" aboard the Mars-bound Algonquin 9. Yet it is he who bungles upon the spectacular Macy's-like city beneath the Red Planet's crust. For better or worse, the name Steegman will be immortalized by a discovery that will transform millions of lives. For a struggling screenwriter, the Martian beings could mean a big story, big bucks, headlines...and more women than any many his size has ever known... For an exhiled Russian rocket man, the are a possible route to America's space program, and the land of opportunity... For a flying-saucer faker of flickering fame, the possibilities are out of this world. In a brilliant near-future look at the human condition, Frederick Pohl has honed his satire-sharp science fiction to a steely new edge'.
[From Library Journal]: 'Life on Mars exists, and the world preparesin typical human fashionfor the arrival of its first aliens. UFO cultists, hucksters, politicians, and scientists fall prey to Pohl's acerbic talent. Sometimes vicious, sometimes touching, this collection of connected stories (some previously published in magazines) belongs in most sf collections'. --JC
"Enjoyable...with a touching ending that subtly questions why mankind thinks it knows best." --UPI
"Frederik Pohl is a master...The Day the Martians Came is excellent...funny, fast-moving." --Chicago Sunday Herald
[About the Author]: Frederik Pohl has won all the major awards in the field of science fiction, including three Hugo Awards, two Nebula Awards, both for Best Novel; the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, also for Best Novel; he was accorded the accolade of Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America. He's also won three Hugo awards as editor of the best magazine. He edited the groundbreaking Star Science Fiction series of original-story anthologies. He and his wife, educator and political activist Elizabeth Anne Hull, live in Palatine, Illinois.
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