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In Alien Flesh

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In Alien Flesh

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Author: Gregory Benford
Publisher: Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, 1978

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Book Type: Novelette
Genre: Science-Fiction
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A man is hired to assist in the dangerous task of communicating with giant pelagic aliens, who can only be contacted by directly connecting with their nervous system from inside their bodies.

This novelette originally appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, September 1978. It can also be found in the anthologies The 1979 Annual World's Best SF, edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha, and Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Eighth Annual Collection (1979), edited by Gardner Dozois. The story is included in the collections In Alien Flesh (1986) and The Best of Gregory Benford (2015).


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