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Catch that Martian (1952) [Short Story]
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Summary :

The first person to annoy the martian was Mrs. Frances Economy, scrambling for the last of her popcorn near the end of a movie on September 5th. One second all was normal, if a little noisy, the next, Mrs. Economy was unable to interact with the world around her. No sounds came to her from the outside, and none went out from where she presently was. The only link she had with the real world was that they could see her in a faintly ghostlike way.

Afterwards, many others began experiencing the same thing. One at a time, people were disappearing, and rumor has the culprit as being a martian. A reward is offered, and a city cop has the idea that if he can track this martian down, he'll be sitting pretty good when he collects.

Original title: Catch that Martian
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionScience FictionAlien BeingsFirst Contact

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Omnibus of Science Fiction, the (1952) [Anthology]
      Authors: Arthur C. Clarke , H. P. Lovecraft , Isaac Asimov , Ray Bradbury , Jack London , James Blish , L. Sprague de Camp , A.E. van Vogt , Jack Vance , Fletcher Pratt , Damon Knight , Murray Leinster , Richard Matheson , Eric Frank Russell , Theodore Sturgeon , John D. MacDonald , Lewis Padgett , Wyman Guin , Lester del Rey , Raymond F. Jones , Alan E. Nourse , Fredric Brown , A.J. Deutsch , Anthony Boucher , William Tenn , Paul Ernst , David H. Keller , Katherine MacLean , John Leimert , B.F. Ruby , Will H. Gray , David Grinnell , Mark Clifton , Ross Rocklynne , Ann Griffith , R.R. Winterbotham , Ralph Williams , Chester S. Geier , W. Hilton-Young , André Maurois , Ralph Robin , H.B. Fyfe , Robert Abernathy , Peter Phillips

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