"It was the man from Venus (at least that's where he said he came from) who caused all the pandemonium on the Potomac. Actually it started in the Pentagon and it spread all over..."
Originally published in 1966, this classic goofball-satire tells the story of a man from Venus trying to convince the Pentagon to stop underground nuclear testing because it would knock the Earth from its axis and imperil the galaxy.
With fantastic details taken from the author's own experiences working at the Pentagon, including directives that read, "The attached memorandum was sent you for coordination by mistake. Please erase your initials and initial your erasure." this novel has stayed a cult favorite among Anderson's fans.
William Charles Anderson (1920–2003), better known as William C. Anderson, was the author of several novels, historical and true life stories, and author or coauthor of several screenplays for film and television, including the adaptation of his own Bat*21, which was made into a film, starring Gene Hackman and Danny Glover, and Hurricane Hunters, was made into a TV-movie for ABC, starring Martin Milner.
William Charles Anderson. Wikipedia.