EP036: Connie, Maybe

Show Notes

Rated G. Contains alien abduction, brainwashing, and conspiracy. Unless it doesn’t.

Referenced sites:
Snakes on a Plane
Something From the Nightside by Simon Green


Connie, Maybe

By Paul E. Martens

Conrad McManus claimed he was kidnaped by aliens and replaced by an exact duplicate of himself.

But, Connie, we said, that doesn’t make sense. If you were a duplicate you wouldn’t say a thing like that.

Connie shook his head. “The aliens destroyed my body while they were doing their tests and experiments and what not and they had to make a new one so no one would know about them.”

So they destroyed everything, we asked, except your brain?

“No,” he said. “They destroyed my brain, too.”

About the Author

Paul E. Martens

Paul E. Martens was a frequent early contributor to Escape Pod and Pseudopod. His fiction has been collected in L. Ron Hubbard presents Writers of the Future 16, and in the I, Alien anthology edited by Mike Resnick.

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About the Narrator

Wichita Rutherford

Wichita Rutherford was an early Escape Pod narrator, and went on to become the “Mayor of Bluegrass.”

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