Wednesday, May 11, 2011
1950's short story: "The Old Martians" by Roger Phillips Graham
Thanks to the bibliophiles at Project Gutenberg, you can read "The Old Martians," a short story written by American science fiction author Roger Phillips Graham, as it was originally published in the March 1952 issue of If: Worlds of Science Fiction magazine. The plot revolves around a secret government agent who follows a tourist around strange ruins on the Red Planet, trying to determine if the tourist was a Martian in a previous life or if he is simply insane.
"If this was a cemetery, the old Martians should have been here.
But there were no voices—no bones."
Thanks to Dave Tackett of the blog QuasarDragon for the link!