Betting on Copenhagen

Setting: A casino in a luxury space cruiser currently in the vicinity of the star that Earthlings call “The Sun.”

Characters: Four rich aliens from different planets in the galaxy; they are standing by a window, looking out at the Earth.

First alien: What a beautiful planet! Don’t you like the way the clouds swirl?

Aren’t the oceans a gorgeous color? I’m so glad we’re going to be stopping here for a few days; I must get some postcards.

Read more (The New York Times)

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