WARNING FROM THE STARS

by Ron Cocking. Originally Published in Amazing Science Fiction Stories April 1959. What's in the strange box addressed to Dr Forster of the Air Force Special Research Center? IT WAS a beautifully machined container, shaped like a two pound chocolate candy box, the color and texture of lead. The cover fitted so accurately that it was difficult to see where it met the lip on the base. Yet when Forster lifted the container from the desk in the security guards' office, he almost hit himself in the face with it, so light was it. He read the words clumsily etched by hand into the top surface with Continue reading