A very old sci-fi short story, memory triggered by Oumuamua
December 18, 2017 5:56 PM   Subscribe

A long time ago in a childhood far, far away, I read a short story about an astronaut spacewalking alone - doing some menial repair task, I think - when a huge object whizzes close by at tremendous speed. It's gone in the blink of an eye, but for a fraction of a second he sees jagged corroded metal and shattered portholes. A derelict alien ship, adrift for millenia, and he is the only human to have ever witnessed it.
posted by CynicalKnight to Media & Arts (1 answer total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
 
There's a Pirx the Pilot tale (Stanislaw Lem) that's along these lines. "Pirx's Tale," I think.
posted by cgs06 at 4:45 AM on December 19, 2017 [1 favorite]


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