TIL a 1995 sci-fi novel depicted invading aliens destroying all life on Earth, then chasing surviving human colonists throughout the solar system while broadcasting “We Are the World” on repeat to taunt them

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  1. From the wiki:

    >Six alien ships patrolling through the post-attack solar system continually broadcast the song “We Are the World” by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie. It served both as a taunt to the pathetic survivors and as a carrier for computer viruses. The aliens chose this song partly because on April 5, 1985 it constituted the single strongest radio transmission ever sent from Earth. It also conveyed the disturbing impression that humanity might become a unified force to reckon with.

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