(From the publisher):
The patient gave no sign that anything out of the ordinary had occurred. Not a drop of blood had been spilled except in the process of getting at the organ; but now, with a few deft motions of certain instruments, the heart was sliced away from the surrounding tissues, the tubes were severed, and the whole powerful pump, still beating faintly, was removed from the body altogether.
Original title: The Devolutionist and the Emancipatrix
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Alien Beings→ First Contact