The Delegate from Venus

The Delegate from Venus

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The Delegate from Venus by Henry Slesar

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1958

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The Delegate from Venus

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Everybody was waiting to see what the delegate from Venus looked like. And all they got for their patience was the biggest surprise since David clobbered Goliath.

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ndsomely constructed robot almost eight feet tall, was pieced together some three hours later, by a team of scientists and engineers who seemed to find the Venusian instructions as elementary as a blueprint in an Erector set. But simple as the job was, they were obviously impressed by the mechanism they had assembled. It stood impassive until they obeyed the final instruction. "Press Button K ..."

They found button K, and pressed it.

The robot bowed.

"Thank you, gentlemen," it said, in sweet, unmetallic accents. "Now if you will please escort me to the meeting place ..."

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It wasn't until three days after the landing that Jerry Bridges saw the Delegate again. Along with a dozen assorted government officials, Army officers, and scientists, he was quartered in a quonset hut in Fort Dix, New Jersey. Then, after seventy-two frustrating hours, he was escorted by Marine guard into New York City. No one told him his destination, and it wasn't until he saw the bright strips

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This isn't too original a story. The Earth is informed by a mysterious satellite that Venus has been watching us and is sending a representative with a message. The messenger turns out to be a robot, and the message a threat.
It's a bit dated, and the ending seems impossible to accomplish. Everyone in the story has a Y chromosome.
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