Mack Reynolds

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Mack Reynolds

7 Quotations from Mack Reynolds

alien life form n. 1951 M. Reynolds Case of Little Green Men 18 We want to employ you to investigate the presence of such alien life forms.
credit n. 1951 M. Reynolds Case of Little Green Men 200 ‘Listen…how about another woji ? All this talking has made me a little dry.’ ‘Sure,’ he said and slid a two-minute credit out to Beri. Then he walked over to the Vio-Box and looked over its selection.
extraterrestrial n. 1951 M. Reynolds Case of the Little Green Men 38 ‘Listen, Harry… You hired me to check on whether or not any extra-terrestrials—’ I'd picked up that word in the stories I'd been reading all afternoon—‘were hanging around your affairs. I don’t think sitting here reading your magazine is going to get me very far along in that direction.’
Jupiterian n. 1965 M. Reynolds Of Godlike Power in Worlds of Tomorrow July 21/2 Moses, Jesus, Mohammed and the Buddha were among those who loused up the true religion revealed to them by the Jupiterians.
little green man n. 1951 M. Reynolds Case of Little Green Men 17 Maddigan twisted his beefy shoulders. ‘Possibly the flying saucers; there are as many different opinions on that phenomenon as there have been saucers sighted. Possibly they arent [sic] extra-terrestrial at all, but even if they're not, it doesn’t mean that we haven’t had, or do not have now, visitors among us.’ ‘Why?’ I asked. ‘Why should these little green men want to come to earth?’ Maddigan waggled a finger at me. ‘I am disappointed in you, Mr. Knight,’ he said peevishly. ‘This is a subject in which you are little versed. You have admitted almost complete ignorance, but still you are contemptuous. You say jokingly, ‘little green men’, and your tone of voice implies that the very thought of alien life is ridiculous. Yet you have no evidence to support your prejudice.’
planetary engineering n. 1974 M. Reynolds Second Advent in Worlds of If June 139/2 Even the planetary engineering resulting in the creation of this world took approximately seven days, using your present system of time measure.
space cruiser n. 1953 M. Reynolds Stowaway in Universe Science Fiction June 110/1 The conversation between Doc Thorndon and Kathy had been a lengthy one, and the officers and crew of the space cruiser New Taos would have been surprised at the ship’s doctr [sic] they thought they knew so well for his gentle kindliness.