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The Jackoes: Only an Echo

By john.a.wills ·
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In the 1950s or 1960s Galaxy (perhaps) printed a series of short stories about extrasolar people invading the Solar System. The first in the series hight "Only an Echo". Earth humans called the invaders Jackoes, but did not see them. In one of the stories Earthlings on Mars invaded a crashed or left-behind vehicle using a mini helicopter; they could see a mass detector about to set off the bomb which typically destroyed Jacko artefacts before they could be inspected. A fool of a higher-ranking officer tried to repeat the stunt with a larger mini flyer and predictably exploded the left-behind vehicle. A later story has Earthlings use some information garnered by the mini helicopter for some kind of communication. The Jackoes speak not with their mouths but by clicking two mandibles together, and a prisoner learns to speak their language using tapered chopsticks.
Author? Magazine issues? Anthology? Does anyone besides myself remember anything about this?

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by john.a.wills In reply to The Jackoes: Only an Echo

I have remembered where I was residing and learning at the time - the same place I was residing when I read about the Vietnam War starting, so 1956 and/or thereabouts for the series appearing.

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Google is your friend

by CharlieSpencer In reply to The Jackoes: Only an Echo

Using the term jackoes and the phrase "Only an Echo",

http://books.google.com/books?id=9j70AAAAQBAJ&pg=PA157&lpg=PA157&dq=jackoes "only an echo"&source=bl&ots=_Z3c5wRXmy&sig=N2gZ8uI_RT24QusdnkieRQ04eZY&hl=en&sa=X&ei=ViWzUtu_JYbOkQeMsoCwAw&ved=0CCkQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=jackoes "only an echo"&f=false

The mag was 'New Worlds', the author Alan Barclay. The linked content appears to be someone's history of the magazine and review of it's authors; it isn't kind to Barclay.

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by john.a.wills In reply to The Jackoes: Only an Echo

I have remembered where I was residing and learning at the time - the same place I was residing when I read about the Vietnam War starting, so 1956 and/or thereabouts for the series appearing.

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Thank you, Palmetto

by john.a.wills In reply to The Jackoes: Only an Echo

I was using Goodsearch, a product of Yahoo, on the theory - here shown faulty - that it is better to go for the underdog. I tried to give you a plus vote (there seem to be no more minus votes), but that didn't work; kudos anyway. I notice that my addendum has appeared a second time, so there are still other things awry with TR. Oh, I see you now have your vote.

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