Alien Druggie (2016)
"Something I been wondering about you," Lamont said. "You guys are coming to own the world. You fly across the planets, Mars and that shit. What you want with crack?"
"We seek to broaden our minds."
Lamont snorted. "Right. You might as well hit yourself in the head with a hammer."
"We seek escape," the alien said.
"I don't buy that, neither. What you got to escape from?"
The Krel looked at him. "Nothing."
"I lied to Colonel Zipp," it said. "We want cocaine for kicks."
--John Kessel, "Invaders," The Pure Product
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