Harlan Ellison wrote a great short story about this, about a young man snatched mid-courtship to be handed over to his destiny: To sit alone in an outpost on the frontier of human space and wait to enter the code sequence that would alert humanity to alien invasion. For decades he sits, and waits, until one day it happens.
That was before Harlan Ellison became a complete asshole.
My favorite story of Ellison being an asshole came about as a result of Babylon 5.
In one of the episodes, a character was shown reading a book by Harlan Ellison called ‘Working Without A Net’ — the title of his as-yet unpublished memoirs. Apparently, after the episode was filmed, Ellison requested the book prop just so he could take it to sci-fi conventions with him and get people to think that it had come out and they hadn’t heard.
So, Isis is the enemy of zombie turkeys? I had no idea!