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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Science Fiction / Short Stories
  • Language:English
  • Pages:324
  • Format:Paperback
  • eBook ISBN:9781098331474
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098331467

We're the Weird Aliens

by Mara Lynn Johnstone , annie nguyen, Bill Rogers, Charles D. Perry, Chris Bannor, Dara Brophy, Diana van der Schouw, E. A. Greene, Elizabeth A. Allen, Garrett Gantt, Harrison Salzman, Jane Colon-Bonet, Janna Kaiser, Jay Mendell, Jennifer Lee Rossman, Jules Blymoor, K. Winter Walker-van Aalst, K.B. Elijah, Kit Harding, Lauren Glover, Liz A. Vogel, M. L. Winslett, Maggie Maxwell, Manuel Royal, Maree Brittenford, Olivia Gordon, S. Park and Thaís Polegato de Sousa View author's profile page

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From what we eat and drink, to how we befriend animals, to our affinity for violence, cleverness, and beauty, humans have the potential to surprise any alien we meet. Over two dozen authors share stories about humanity doing just that.

In science fiction, humans are usually boring compared to other spacefaring races: small, weak, with no claws or tentacles, and no special abilities to speak of.  If we're lucky, humans have an indomitable spirit when the chips are down.  Not much more than that.  But what if they weren't? What if humans were the ones who all the other aliens talked about, in tones of appreciation, fear, or utter confusion? What if humans weren't the boring ones, but the weirdest things among the stars? 28 authors explore some of the many ways that we can be the talk of the cosmos.
About the author
Mara Lynn Johnstone grew up in a house on a hill, of which the top floor was built first. She split her time between climbing trees, drawing fantastical things, reading books, and writing her own. There may have been an imaginary friend or ten. She went on to gain a Master's Degree in creative writing, a husband, a son, and three laptop-loving cats. She enjoys writing, drawing, and spending hours discussing made-up things. She can be found on social media and at
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