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An alien was found on a barren planet by a space expedition, they catch it and bring it to earth. The alien did not live on that planet, it was just passing through. The alien was named "Cutie-Pie" by the media because it was beautiful. Later, the alien falls sick because the scientists are unable to determine its natural diet. Then, it escapes, has some adventures, befriends a human baby and later leaves earth. But, there is a telepathic link between the baby and the alien; and it remains for ever.

It was a short story from a collection. Can anyone find out who wrote it? And which publication it appeared?

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Could it be Cutie Pie by Nicholas Fisk? I googled 'Cutie-pie alien' and this came up.

  • Yes, it is. But, I was looking for the book name. – KenSuvy Sep 13 '11 at 14:24
  • the blog post says 'Sweets for a Stranger', is this correct? – fbstj Sep 13 '11 at 14:30
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    Thank you for finding it was Nicholas Fisk. According to ISFDB.org, "Cutie Pie" appeared in the collection "Sweets from a Stranger and Other SF Stories". – KenSuvy Sep 13 '11 at 14:31

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