Life at Half-Speed
October 25, 2011 1:56 PM Subscribe
Name that sci-fi short story I read as a child.
posted by minifigs to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The facts as I remember them:
It was in a sci-fi anthology.
I read it in the early nineties but it could have been published before that.
The plot as I remember it:
Earth starts receiving transmissions from an alien race; radio, TV shows, and finally actual communications. Earth and the alien planet initiate contact and the aliens make plans to come to Earth.
Meanwhile there is a problem with the transmissions, they always seem too fast and need to be slowed down to make them comprehensible.
The aliens arrive and it turns out that they exist at a different speed to us and their spaceship, like, sinks into the ground because of the difference in speeds or something? I'm a little fuzzy on the last part.
So, can you help me?