- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: Baen (April 1, 1992)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0671721208
- ISBN-13: 978-0671721206
- Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.2 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,253,340 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Luke Deveraux is a failed writer specializing in science fiction who's decided to shack it up with a friend in the desert so he can work on another book. He's also failed in his marriage and is smarting from the divorce wounds. One morning, after suffering from the latest drunken binge, he awakes to find a little green man at the front door. Thinking this is the result of too much alcohol he makes his way to a nearby diner only to discover there are little green men everywhere. Earth has been invaded.
But this isn't the usual 'People Of Earth" invasion. The martians, and there are millions of them, have come to earth not to conquer, but to amuse themselves. They can teleport anywhere they want and see through objects. But anyone who tries to kick a martian finds their foot going through empty space. The martians have no material substance.
Mass chaos breaks out as humanity has to concern itself with little green men who appear everywhere, making fun of people. The entertainment industry goes into a slump since it's impossible to produce anything when the martians teleport in and start making comments. A psychologist trying to conduct a seminar dealing with the aliens finds himself reduced to a gibbering mass. When a martian appears in his office, it begins revealing secrets about his personal life.
Even primitive tribes suffer. They can't easily hunt wild game when little green men show-up and start scaring off the quarry.Read more ›
I bought the paperback way back in 1976 and every few years or so I give it another read. It has never lost anything for me, and I still find myself laughing as if I were reading it for the first time. Just think of it...Martians invade Earth with no intent to take over or destroy us. They don't even arrive in spaceships. They just kwim. We can't even touch them. We end up doing all the harm to ourselves! Great concept for a book. Great departure from the usual MARTIANS ATTACK EARTH type of novel.
It's even more astounding when you realize the book was first published in 1955. Great book. Read it and laugh.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Clever, but a bit dated and culturally stereotypic of a USA mindset from the 50s. It's the type of Science Fiction that wants to mess with your mind, that not awe you with... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Phil from Downunder
I first read this book about 50 years ago when I found it in some books that my uncle had left in an old house. I kept the original book for several years, but lost it over time. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Kindle Customer
First read this 60 years ago, then lost the paperback. Great reading again that Martians really are little green men who call all earthlings "Mack" or "Toots. Read morePublished 19 months ago by wwsimmons
I read this book in 1977. It was one of two books, including Shadow on the Stars, by Robert B. Marcus Jr. Read morePublished on February 10, 2013 by Val E. Simone
Sure, there was a movie made of this book. It wasn't very good. Martians
Go Home was a very good book though, with lots of humor. The Martians
invade Earth. Read more
The book arrived earilier than expected and in "perfect" condition for not so current book.
And the "sender" followed up with quiry on my satisfaction. Read more
"Martians, Go Home" chronicles the invasion of Earth by a billion visible, audible, but insubstantial Martians who are rude, lewd and obsessed with human sex. Read morePublished on May 16, 2008 by David F. Nolan
This novel was WAAAY ahead of its time! In 1955, most people still took seriously the idea that weirdly humanoid beings could populate the outer planets. Read morePublished on December 29, 2006 by Michael Patrick King