Roswell crash 1947. Every gadget in the Alien ship possessed unique personalities. The gadgets were capable, in the most bizarre ways, of conveying emotions to the scientists. The description given by the scientists about the gadgets was that they were like synthetic versions of insects and small animals. However, the gadgets lacked organic qualities in the respect that they did not eat, drink, or eliminate, yet the gadgets did not have inert qualities of synthetic human made materials either. The Alien gadgets squirmed, crawled, levitated, jumped, flew and walked! The size of the living gadgets ranged from a deer tick to a basketball, with the majority of the items fitting in the palm of the average man's hand. The scientists treated some gadgets as delightful toys, and occasionally fought over them like children, impatiently waiting their turn to inspect, explore, and be entertained by the gadgets. Some of the Alien gadgets, however, turned out to be monsters.--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.