Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Month of the Comet


At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements.
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You all know about Comet NEOWISE, right? Comets have long appeared in fiction. And when I heard about this one, I remembered a TV show where one sort of appeared. So, I'm stealing my question again... 

What if the comet is actually an observation post for an alien civilization? (I have a feeling they're not going to stop in for a visit this time, though.)

11 comments:

  1. So they would have viewed me watching at them!

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  2. Quick! Send them a message to get us out of here!

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  3. I have seen lots of social media pictures about our current comet. In answer to your question it would be interesting on some that just come by every few years what they would be observing.

    Betty

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  4. When they see what we've done to the place, they're going to quarantine this planet.

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  5. Quick, warn them of the pandemic, and stay far, far away! (Seriously, though - it probably wouldn't bother them.) Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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  6. I would calmly ask them to take their science experiment out of the White House

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  7. I am shaking my head how we didn't handle the covid, and I would guess they also shaking there head.

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  8. They're either shaking their heads or laughing at us. Both!

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