1958: VOR by James Blish

February 17, 2008

VOR has come to Earth to tell of an imminent invasion by his own planet. VOR’s destruction will warn his people that we have the galactic chops not to be messed with. But should we kill VOR just to save ourselves? This classic 1950’s tale of life, love and sacrifice is perhaps best remembered by the final chapter, in which young Joey (played by Brandon DeWilde) cries “VOR! VOR! Come back!” as the titular character rides off across the plain.

On a scale of three-letter words beginning with V ranging from VEG to VUG, this book is VIG.

An alien invasion? This means VOR.

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