Just love this story and now that I have bookmarked the page I can read more. Haven't loved an "alien point of view" like this in a very long time. Seems amazing that it is over 20 years old now! Wow! Great writer!
Meat is looking for other meat out there.
Science Fiction Story, looking at humans from a different perspective
This is an Orson Scott Card short story. You can find it in Maps in the Mirror.
One of the best sci-fi short stories I've already read!
"Thinking meat! You're asking me to believe in thinking meat!"
"Yes, thinking meat! Conscious meat! Loving meat. Dreaming meat.
The meat is the whole deal!"
"Meat" no longer sounds like a word because they said it so much.
How would they even have the concept of meat if they were totally unfamiliar with carbon-hydrogen-oxygen-nitrogen-etc. based lifeforms like our own?
Aliens discuss the plausibility of "living meat" i.e. Human Beings.
What will the aliens do when received our transmissions :D
reminds me of 'I'm a stranger here myself' :::
i'm a hard, harsh critic of fiction... but this i like. cheers mr bisson!
Seen this a few times. Always fun. :)
oh my god, this blew my mind! AMAZING!
"They're made out of meat."
"Meat. They're made out of meat."
"There's no doubt about it. We picked up several from different parts of the planet, took them aboard our recon vessels, and probed them all the way through. They're completely meat."