THE INFINITIVE OF GO Author:JOHN BRUNNER THE FIRST PRACTICAL MATTER TRANSMITTER HAS BEEN INVENTED, BUT IT STILL HAS SOME BUGS TO WORK OUT. — They put Ed Landini, a gravely injured astronaut, into the terminal for instant transmission to an Earth hospital. What arrived was a biped of vaguely canine appearance in an unfamiliar kind of space suit. The transmitter had somehow achieved co... more »ntact with a creature of an alien universe!
When the creature recovered consciousness, it spoke in English and told the nurse a dirty joke. When they asked the alien its name it replied, "Ed Landini, of course."« less