The Slizzers

Author: Jerome Bixby
Published: 1953
Language: English
Wordcount: 3,841 / 18 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.9
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,452
Added to site: 2010.10.10 29232

The main trouble is that you'd never suspect anything was wrong; you'd enjoy associating with slizzers, so long as you didn't know....

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ldn't the slizzers decide pretty damn quick that he was a menace to them and get rid of him? Think I'll send Bob a line or two to stick on the end ... you know, the old incompleted sentence deal ... just as if, while the narrator was finishing the story, the slizzers came in and


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Average Rating of 2.7 from 3 reviews: ***
Paulo Respighi

A science fiction author seems to remember his poker buddy turning into a bug-eyed monster that slizzed out his life-force, but then he had been drinking. Still, the idea of shape-changing, mind-controlling aliens living among us, feeding off our joys would make a good story . . . .

A good little paranoid story that is pretty tired by now. And the ending is trite.

Henry L. Ratliff

(1953)' Sci-fi (Alien presence)

From 'Science Fiction Stories' 1953.

R: ***

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  • Slizzers are on Earth.

  • They impersonate earthlings.

  • They feed on our positive feelings.


Think you have chronic fatigue syndrome? Nah, it's just the Slizzers sucking up your life force.

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