Farewell to the Master
by Dennis Herrick
The famous 1940 short story that inspired the movies "The Day the Earth Stood Still." The humanoid alien Klaatu and the giant robot Gnut suddenly materialize in Washington, D.C., in a time-travel spaceship. The murder of Klaatu ruins Earth’s attempt to peacefully welcome the first interstellar visitors. And one man tries to solve the mystery of why Gnut remains silent, imperious, and unassailable.