Do you have the works of A. Bertram Chandler?
Why, I've the works of THE Bertram Chandler!
Only one man ever survived contact with the Outsiders and Commander William Maudsley has always refused to speak of the horrors that destroyed his ship, murdered his crew, and left him a broken man.
He never forgot returning to the ship and finding it full of Creeping Charlie.
A reviewer notes:
It's also fascinating to see what the far future looked like back then. Computers were occasionally mentioned in reference to the power plants and navigational systems, but reports were still typed out on typewriters, music was played on phonographs or tape players, spaceports had public hard-wired telephone booths, etc. It's more telling of our (recent) past than our far future.
Or the author's imaginative powers.