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What's He Doing in There?

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Published: 1957
Language: English
Wordcount: 3,035 / 16 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.9
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 2,459
Added to site: 2009.07.25 24794

He went where no Martian ever went before—but would he come out—or had he gone for good?

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Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 3.4 from 5 reviews: ****
Lisa Carr

A turquoise Martian makes first contact with an anthropologist at his home. Everything is cordial until the Martian asks to use the facility.
A one joke story.

Dai Alanye

The excmnd7cerpt is what sold me on this story.

Paul Hatton

Quick read, amusing rather than funny about first alien visitor to earth. Good short to kill 10 minutes or so.


Utterly whimsical story about Earth\'s first Martian visitor and the dilemma he causes when he locks himself in a suburban family\'s bathroom. Charming, not in the least serious, and a very fast read (less than 10 minutes, depending on whether or not you get up for a cup of coffee).

Leah A. Zeldes

Cute short about the first Martian visitor.



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