Synopsis for “I Brought Zog Back to Life!”
A large creature is discovered trapped in a block of ice in the North Atlantic. The ice has the word “Zog” carved into the top of it which everyone assumes is the creature’s name. The world’s leaders gather and decide that releasing Zog from his icy tomb would be extremely dangerous. Over time, Earth’s inhabitants begin to feel the strain of constantly living in fear of Zog’s release. Burton (a scientist and the story’s protagonist) decides to melt the ice surrounding Zog and is quickly arrested but not before he succeeds. As he faces a firing squad his execution is halted with the news that Zog immediately encased himself in ice again. Burton proposes that the creature comes from a much colder planet and is somehow stuck on Earth, encasing itself in ice to stay cool. He further theorizes that Zog is a distress message (like S.O.S.) and not the creature’s name. The world’s leaders agree and the world returns to normal with Burton a hero.