Unidentified Flying Objects: Nine Classic Sci-Fi Stories
They are: Recreating Genius, Raymond The Automatic House, Terran Spies On An Alien Planet,The Pied Piper of Spring, Weather Modification Sucks, Rio Temporal,The Refugee, Radiation Can Really Mess Things Up & The Fate Of Humanity Rests In Her Hands. Please see full synopses for these nine stories. More
Recreating Genius - a very wealthy man and a collector of antique music and instruments, loses his wife and young son in an accident and becomes an alcoholic, but always holds out hope that he can regain that lost happiness one day. A scientist contacts him, he sobers up, a plan is made, and a secret lab is funded. What emerges from the efforts of the doctor and the money provided by the man, is something that no one could have believed, let alone the man himself.
Raymond The Automatic House - In a post-apocalyptic world, a man stumbles across an automatic house hidden deep within the woods.
Terran Spies On An Alien Planet - A government official on a planet currently at war with earth, finds two supposed spies at a bar and suspects they are Terran agents. They are pretty ‘dense’ and after grilling them for a period of time, he follows up on a couple of tips they give him and their supposedly real reason for being on the planet. However, things change suddenly for the official and his planet as the situation heats up.
The Pied Piper of Spring - A galactic tinkerer is called to a small settlement on the planet known as Wesson, to take care of the rat population, which has exploded in the Spring. The inhabitants are pacifist vegetarians and when the tinkerer finds out how they have previously taken care of the problem, he is horrified.
Weather Modification Sucks - A man with a restaurant on top of a hill worries about what will happen when local officials try to control the weather. He finds out much sooner than expected.
Rio Temporal - Spring arrives at Amarillo Falls, a town nested somewhere in the future, and with it a restaurant owner encounters a mysterious young boy who he is loathe to tell his wife about because she desperately wants children.
The Refugee - A cowboy finds a downed balloon, he thinks, and is shocked when the inhabitant emerges and starts to yell at him in a strange language.
Radiation Can Really Mess Things Up, is a classic Sci-Fi story about what happens when you aren’t monitoring the site of a nuclear disaster like Chernobyl, quite closely enough.
The Fate Of Humanity Rests In Her Hands: When a scientist and his assistant visit a formerly shuttered and remote temporal research station in a remote part of Alaska, they learn the true purpose of their visit. At least, one of them does.
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