Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

Death of a B.E.M.

Cover image for


Published: 1948
Language: English
Wordcount: 4,894 / 21 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82.1
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,038
Added to site: 2010.06.07 28073

The writer hated to create bug-eyed monsters, but they hated him too!

Show Excerpt

?" Gangreneyellow asked. "You're not doing so badly yourself."

"Yeah," said a strange voice. "Neither of you are doing badly. Everything is just horrible, isn't it? The B. E. M's. march across your pages and drawing boards with assembly-line facility. But have either of you two had any feelings for us?"

The two men turned startled and terrified faces in the direction of the mysterious voice. They could see nothing. Yet they could feel the impalpable presence of some strange being in this very room with them. Suddenly they became aware of a strange fog emanating from one wall. It swept closer drawing them into its greasy folds. The voice seemed to come from the very heart of this fog:

"... Well, perhaps things will be different soon...?"

Then the fog enveloped them completely, and their senses fled from them....

* * * * *

It was an odd sort of voice, mellow, fluid, yet holding accents of anger in its even flow:

"Both of you complained you couldn't imagine this.

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 2 from 1 reviews: **
Paulo Respighi

A science fiction writer and an illustrator are abducted by the imaginary aliens they created.

A silly story, don't expect any profound insights.



Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

login | register

User ID


reset password

Author of the Day

Elin Barnes
Elin Barnes has done many different things in her life, like being a flight instructor, working for a criminal appeals lawyer and working for many big name technology companies in Silicon Valley (Microsoft, Google etc.). But the one thing that she never thought would actually happen is to write (and finish) a book. Her debut novel, Justification for Murder, has, in the meantime, earned rave reviews and grown into a series. As our author of the day, Barnes reveals why she picked Silicon Valley as the backdrop, her inspiration behind writing a biomedical thriller and how she went for ride-alongs with the San Jose Police Department.
Read full interview...