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Monster, the (1948) [Short Story]
by A.E. van Vogt Rating: Weighted - 7.9 / Average - 8.0 of 10 (2 votes) (Rate!)
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A dead race of monsters, inhabiting weed-choked, crumbling cities awaits resurrection from an alien species bent on conquering the known universe. The monsters are bipedal, slender, with a small round skull resting on a frail spine -- or so Enash can tell from their skeletons. His people are curious as to what happened to these creatures, so they will use their technology to resurrect a few and question them. But they will get more than they have bargained for...

Published in Astounding (August 1948). Reprinted in:

  • Destination: Universe!
  • The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories

Original title: The Monster
Alternative titles: Resurrection
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience FictionAlien BeingsFirst Contact

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Other Side of the Moon, the (1966) [Anthology]
      Authors: Ray Bradbury , Lord Dunsany , A.E. van Vogt , Clark Ashton Smith , Frank Belknap Long , Nelson S. Bond , Donald Wandrei , Will F. Jenkins , S. Fowler Wright , P. Schuyler Miller
     Last Man on Earth, the (1982) [Anthology]
      Authors: Roger Zelazny , Poul Anderson , A.E. van Vogt , William F. Nolan , Clifford D. Simak , Damon Knight , Lester del Rey , Wallace West , Fredric Brown , Richard Wilson , Evelyn E. Smith , Edmond Hamilton , Gordon Eklund , Charles Leonard Harness , S. Fowler Wright , G. Peyton Wertenbaker
     Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories, the (1992) [Anthology]
      Authors: Arthur C. Clarke , Ursula K. Le Guin , David Brin , Rudyard Kipling , H. G. Wells , William Gibson , George R. R. Martin , Brian W. Aldiss , Harry Harrison , Frederik Pohl , Cordwainer Smith , Thomas M. Disch , Walter M. Miller, Jr. , Bruce Sterling , James Blish , Larry Niven , A.E. van Vogt , Clifford D. Simak , Norman Spinrad , Paul J. McAuley , J. G. Ballard , Gene Wolfe , Lewis Padgett , Jack Williamson , Raccoona Sheldon , Hilbert Schenck , John W. Campbell , Frank L. Pollock , Stanley G. Weinbaum , James H. Schmitz

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