Recommended by Goldsboro Books
In this book, the Earth has become known in its every nook and cranny and the Emperor dispatches his men on a voyage of discovery in the universe. Eventually they discover Gnú, “A lovely little planet, beneath a blue sky barely dotted by a few fluffy white clouds, with green valleys and forests that were a pleasure to behold.” Through a mega telescope, our intrepid explorers try to show the gnomes the wonders of our Earthly civilization. The gnomes remained unconvinced. All they could see was smog everywhere, dirty oceans, uncollected garbage and people in moving metal boxes (cars) and getting injured in accidents.
Rather than being discovered by earthlings and taking on our civilization, the gnomes offer to come over and clean up the Earth. This seems like a good idea except that, to do so they would need to “have passports and visas, they’ll have to pay the immigration tax; and furthermore, they’ll have to get permission from the Department of Forests and The Port Authority….”