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Second ISF Short Story – Lavie Tidhar (Israel)

In Short Story on May 3, 2012 at 4:10 pm

 

The International Speculative Fiction is proud to present its second short story. After Liviu Radu from Romania, we now offer you a beautiful short piece of fiction by Lavie Tidhar from Israel, one of the most important authors’s when it comes to international speculative fiction.

I believe you will find this short story to really suit the spirit of ISF!

Roberto Mendes

ISF Editor in Chief

Lavie Tidhar (Israel)

Aliens

When the aliens come you are watching television in a bar in a South Pacific island and it’s hot outside; it’s sweltering. There is a whole delegation of different aliens and you watch them as they meet the Chinese president inBeijing. Al-Jazeera cuts to shots of the American president looking kind of lost on his own inCamp David. A commentator says, cheerfully, that at least now the president can work on his golf swing.

The aliens are obviously of different species. One looks like a classic alien, big eyes like a cat and an elongated face and no ears and his skin is grey. Another one has tentacles. One alien is entirely enclosed in something metallic the commentator says is an exo-skeleton. You order another beer.

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