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He wrote a profound book. Maybe “profound” isn’t the best word. Meaningful. Life changing. Future-oriented. The initial impact may not translate, however, it will alter the existence of humankind as we know it.

The author perfectly prepared every aspect of the book for a presentation before revealing its contents to the world. Of course, the presentation involved mock demonstrations so as not to spoil the main event – the actual delivery of the goods (the book’s full content).

The father of the author warned his son, jokingly, not to get a big head. “Too late,” the author responded.

The major question on everyone’s mind, yet unspoken, was: Why hand the book over to strangers from a strange land? They would no doubt be shocked by what they would discover once they could read it. What if they gave the author, or others like him, a lie detector test? Would handing over such a book, with such outlandish ideas, be wise? Would handing it over instill trust?

The language barrier! That was the key! They would have to decode To Serve Man. By the time it was deciphered, they’d be safe on the ship, perhaps, having a snack.


Perspective: Alien author of the book To Serve Man

Episode: “To Serve Man”

This work was not prepared, authorized, or endorsed by the creators or producers of “The Twilight Zone” and is a zone of my own creation inspired by “The Twilight Zone” television series.


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