J.T. McIntosh is the pseudonym used by the Scottish science fiction writer James Murdoch Macgregor. Born in 1925 in Renfrewshire, he published his first short story in 1950 in "Astounding Science Fiction." His first novel was published in 1953. He died in 2008.
This is the story of an Interstellar Family Vacation to planet Earth (or as they call it Yrt) that goes horribly wrong. The Valaxian tourists try to be as friendly as they can, but for some reason the locals just don't seem very welcoming.
There are two sides to every story, and the truth is often somewhere in the middle.