When They Come From Space Author:Mark Clifton WHEN THEY COME FROM SPACE — Through a case of mistaken identity Ralph — Kennedy is pressed into service of the — Space Navy, Extraterrestial Life Depart- — ment. When he is sure he can't escape- — because a mirthful mix-up of records has — convinced thick-headed bureaucrats that — he is their man-he settles down to a job — about which he knows nothing.
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Ralph's duties assume importance when
a mysterious Black Fleet hovers over Wash-
ington, threatening planetary security. He
is helped out of this situation by the ap-
pearance of a squadron of globes which
beat off the Black Fleet. But the aliens
from the globes, who have studied the
Earth and who have patterned themselves
after humans, create more problems than
did the Black Fleet.
This science fiction novel-which lam-
poons everything from governmental red
tape to the power of the press-is as cxcit-
ing as it is delightful.
MARK CLIFTON spent twenty years of his life in
personnel work and five as an engineer before turn-
ing to writing. In a short time he won renown in
the science fiction field by winning the Jules Verne