Water on Mars...

Discussion in 'Science Fiction' started by jimdorey, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. jimdorey

    jimdorey marketsaw.blogspot.com

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2007
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Been wringing my brain trying to remember who wrote a short story that I read a long time ago (15-20 years ago?) about a traveler to Mars who gets marooned and discovers an uninhabited building. Inside the building is a machine that somehow adapts to create water for him after a period of time. It was one of a bunch of short stories in a book. A.E. Van Vogt comes to mind, but maybe I am wrong?

    Anyone recall? Name of the book?

    Thanks!!
    -jim
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 12, 2007
  2. Zero the Hero

    Zero the Hero New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2007
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    </lurk>
    That would be 'The Enchanted Village' by A. E. van Vogt. Good story; I think I encountered it in Tom Shippey's _Oxford Book of SF Short Stories_, or whatever it's called.

    _Slan_ is the only other van Vogt I've read, and it didn't do much for me. I'm wondering if I should bother with any more...
     
  3. jimdorey

    jimdorey marketsaw.blogspot.com

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2007
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Wow! That was fast - thanks Zero...
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 12, 2007