SETI Fiction: They’re Made Out Of Meat – redux

May 1, 2006 3 By archshrk

I wanted to revive this post because it is such a good story. I was refered to it by someone over at the Inktank Forums † Now that I have some actual readers¹ I thought I’d offer it up again for everyone to enjoy.Here’s a sample to whet² your appetite…

“They actually do talk, then. They use words, ideas, concepts?”
“Oh, yes. Except they do it with meat.”
“I thought you just told me they used radio.”
“They do, but what do you think is on the radio? Meat sounds. You know how when you slap or flap meat it makes a noise? They talk by flapping their meat at each other.”

SETI Fiction: They’re Made Out Of Meat

† that’s two different links there.
¹ someone other than myself and Inktomi
² whet: 1) To sharpen (a knife, for example); hone. 2) To make more keen; stimulate: The frying bacon whetted my appetite.