“the planet gobblers”

Kilgore Trout wrote a science-fiction story called The Planet Gobblers one time. It was about us, and we were the terrors of the universe. We were sort of interplanetary termites. We would arrive on a planet, gobble it up, and die. But before we died, we always sent out spaceships to start tiny colonies elsewhere. We were a disease, since it was not necessary to inhabit planets with such horrifying destructiveness. It is easy to take good care of a planet.

Un racconto di Kilgore Trout citato in
Kurt Vonnegut
Palm Sunday
Dial Press, 2001