275. “Pipe Dream”
February 28, 2011
Q: I’m trying to find a short story in which an spaceship runs out of fuel on earth. The aliens on board seek nickels for fuel and are willing to pay for it with a wonder creativity drug. Humans who ingest the drug have an explosion of creativity. The drug turns out to be alien fecal matter which led to the punchline: it was really good shit.
A: That was “Pipe Dream” by Chris Miller from the June 1972 (Science Fiction) issue.
No comments found.
Original material (excluding quoted material) © 1997-2024 Mark Simonson.
Mark's Very Large National Lampoon Site is not affiliated with National Lampoon or National Lampoon Inc.
Click here for the real thing.