The Moon is Green

The Moon is Green

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The Moon is Green by Fritz Leiber

Published:

1952

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25

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The Moon is Green

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4.2
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Anybody who wanted to escape death could, by paying a very simple price--denial of life!

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y explosion of dust and a zing like that of the watch, only louder. A moment later it swung open wide and a puff of incredibly fresh air caressed her face and the inside of her nostrils, stinging her eyes with unanticipated tears.

The man outside balanced on the sill, crouching like a faun, head high, one elbow on knee. He was dressed in scarred, snug trousers and an old sweater.

"Is it tears I get for a welcome?" he mocked her gently in a musical voice. "Or are those only to greet God's own breath, the air?"

* * * * *

He swung down inside and now she could see he was tall. Turning, he snapped his fingers and called, "Come, puss."

A black cat with a twisted stump of a tail and feet like small boxing gloves and ears almost as big as rabbits' hopped clumsily in view. He lifted it down, gave it a pat. Then, nodding familiarly to Effie, he unstrapped a little pack from his back and laid it on the table.

She couldn't move. She even found it hard to breathe.

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Well, It may not have been written as well as the central theme deserves, but after so many decades also this story makes a lot of sense and seems relevant. Typical human fallacy wrapped in a science fiction. Enjoy it!
I\'m not sure why the other reviewers are giving such high ratings. This is an OK story, but nothing great about it. The characters are a melodramatic.

It\'s a bit difficult to say anything about this story without saying too much and giving it away. Go ahead and read it - just don\'t set your expectations too high.
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What is life without beauty? Surviving locked away, a woman dreams of what is outside in a ravaged world. A beautiful and dark story