Americana: Unreal Estate

Not even the sky is the limit on the real estate deals available through the friendly brokers at the United Planets Commission of Van Nuys, Calif. The firm will sell you your own little acre on the sun, "cosmic fishing grounds on Venus," or the entire Milky Way. The price on every piece of property in the brochure is a flat $4. The buyer receives a "star-deed," printed in gothic script.

One of the founders, California State University Student Richard Stellar (his real last name, he insists), reports that orders are now coming in at the rate of 25 to 50 a...

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