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Little Green Men—Attack!

(Fighting Pumpkins #4 - School Colors)

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It’s all-out laugh warfare when Little Green Men – Attack!

From the far reaches of outer space they come – inscrutable aliens, malicious invaders, wacky tourists from another planet – to conquer, study, and tickle us. From the battlefields of the Ozarks to the marble halls of the Boston Library, from Central Park to the skies above Washington, on the moon and in the seedie
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Paperback, 304 pages
Published March 7th 2017 by Baen
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Beth Cato
Not a review. Includes my story "A Fine Night for Tea and Bludgeoning." ...more
Christopher Gerrib
One of the advantages of going to science fiction conventions is that you learn of books you'd never otherwise hear of. In this case, the book was Little Green Men - Attack!, which is a (mostly) humorous collection of short stories featuring, well, little green men.

I learned of the anthology when Martin Shoemaker read his short story "Meet the Landlord." In it, humans have colonized Mars and 30-some years after that "Martians" show up looking for back rent. It was hilarious. Most of the stories
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Ron
Jun 28, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I bought this as part of a monthly Baen bundle a while back and finally have gotten around to reading it. The stories have a nice mix of authors and the tales are fun. Some of my favorite tales were "Stuck in Bueonos Aires with Bob Dylan On My Mind" by Ken Scholes, "School Colors" by Seanan McGuire, and "Day of the Bookworm" by Allen M. Steele. If you enjoy comedy and science fiction, you are likely to find something to enjoy here. ...more
Benjamin Kahn
Very solid, amusing collection of little green men stories. Very original takes, very different approaches, all humorous. Definitely recommended for someone looking for some light, fun, fast reading.
Jen
May 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an interesting collection! So funny. The Green, Green Men of Home by Celina Rosen was hilarious!!!
Susan
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great selection of stories. Enjoyed reading this book
Bart Hill
Apr 24, 2022 rated it really liked it
A fun collection of 19 stories about :little green men" -- mostly. What more could anyone want, except maybe 21 stories? ...more
MJ
Okay but stories became tedious about 2/3 way through.
Carly Kirk
May 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can highly recommend this book! Some seriously great writing by a lot of authors! I know I'll be rereading this collection again and again. ...more
angelique Kobylinski
Horribly funny

This book had me groaning and laughing out loud. Not just a funny book it contains insight into human nature.
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Anthony
An overall really enjoyable anthology of comedic SF stories built off of the classic SF trope that aliens are "little green men." In most of these stories, the aliens are in fact some combination of "little," "green," and "men," although not necessarily all three at the same time (and in one or two of the stories, the aliens are none of the three, exceptions that prove the rule if you will).

There are some themes that recur (for instance, the idea that aliens learn what they know of Earth from ou
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Apr 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
From psychic cats to french-kissing aliens, Baen's Little Green Men--Attack! offers up a variety of laughs from seasoned story tellers and editors.

Each author takes the idea of little green men and runs with it in their own direction, sometimes playing with SF and conspiracy theory tropes, and sometimes shooting off into the unexpected--unless you were expecting Japanese mythological demons (“A Cuppa, Cuppa Burnin' Love” by Esther M. Friesner), or Victorian roller-skate-offs (“A Fine Night for
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Robin Wayne Bailey is an American fantasy and science fiction author and is a past president (2005-2007) of SFWA, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Robin also served as SFWA's South-Central Regional Director for nine years and has hosted three of SFWA's annual Nebula Awards weekends; two of those Nebula events were held in his home town of Kansas City, Missouri.

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