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Cacique Caribe21 Apr 2018 10:05 p.m. PST

Or are the Humans the ones who crashed on some icy world?

Anyone know what the story is on that picture?



FoxtrotPapaRomeo22 Apr 2018 3:04 a.m. PST

One of the secret Canadian space bases on Hudson Bay under attack by a horde of creatures from south of the US-Canada border wall (probably Minnesota Vikings supporters) … if I am not mistaken, the crashed spaceship is an AVRO Arrow III interceptor of the Royal Canadian Aerospace Forces.

zoneofcontrol22 Apr 2018 5:09 a.m. PST

"…(probably Minnesota Vikings supporters) …"

Doubtful, no Helga Hat w/ braids.

Huscarle22 Apr 2018 5:28 a.m. PST

"The Dark Destroyers" by Manley Wade Wellman
Giant Jellyfish Aliens invade Earth…

Cacique Caribe22 Apr 2018 6:05 a.m. PST

Wow, so my initial suspicion was right. We were the ones being invaded.

Thanks Huscarle!

Hmm … I wonder if it's available online as public domain. Also, I can't make out who did that cover art.

PS. And it looks like the same Wellman also wrote What Dreams May Come!

JimSelzer22 Apr 2018 1:37 p.m. PST

The inspiration for "The Thing" perhaps?

Covert Walrus22 Apr 2018 4:49 p.m. PST

Jim Selzer, definitely not THE THING in all its forms was based on the book "Who Goes There?" by John W Campbell AKA Don A Stuart, and that was published in 1927.

I'm liking that alien though – the perfect example of what the 19th century biologist said "An unfamiliar combination of familiar parts".

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP22 Apr 2018 5:30 p.m. PST

I read his War of the Worlds Sherlock Holmes book, it was pretty good. I can't find an ebook on this book.

Mike Bunkermeister Creek

Cacique Caribe22 Apr 2018 7:13 p.m. PST

Is that cover art another Johnny Bruck piece?

If so, I think I may have an undiagnosed obsession with his style.


Cacique Caribe24 Apr 2018 5:19 a.m. PST

I guess these are the young jellies. :)



Covert Walrus25 Apr 2018 10:50 p.m. PST

. . . I'd want a closer look, but that mouth looks wrong on the one the Inuit is holding. And those other organisms look different again.

What's with all these aliens arriving on our polar regions anyway? Bleeped text is wrong with the equator, for one? :D

Lion in the Stars26 Apr 2018 9:02 p.m. PST

Is it ever a good day for a walk in the Arctic Circle?

(Not according to my friend in the Army, whose first duty station was Ft Wainwright, Alaska!)

@CovertWalrus: Too many people down on the Equator, and too dang hot!

Pyrate Captain31 May 2018 11:51 a.m. PST

It's hard to tell who crashed and who were the indigenous life forms.

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