Saturday, April 07, 2012

The Gift Bearer

Have you ever read The Gift Bearer, the short story by CL Fontenay? (It is out of copyright, get it free here.) It is a delightful and funny short story about how a conservative American politician gets a night-time visit by a kind and beautiful female alien, who offers mankind amazing gifts of plenty. The problem though is that she is naked, and refuses to bow to demands that she get dressed. "Think of the children!!"


Mary said...

O dear?!

Joe said...

I see the article was written in 1958. Seems that the modern view of the nude female has not improved with time.

Tommy said...

Oh the humanity of it all! The children, the children, save the children!! :-(

Nice story and clearly shows the stupidity in those puritan ideals.

Andreas Weber said...

Did you see this "top thread" in the dpreview forums: ?
I can only hope that guy never gets to Germany: ;-)

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

that Leda statue is outrageous!