“The Castaway,” Arthur C. Clarke, 1947 — An energy-based lifeform from the photosphere of the sun is accidentally expelled from its home and sent on a collision course with Earth. A group of humans watch with sympathy as the alien seems to dissolve in the sea.
Comments: Read in The Future Makers.
Author: Wikipedia: “Sir Arthur Charles Clarke, CBE, FRAS, Sri Lankabhimanya, (16 December 1917 – 19 March 2008) was a British science fiction author, inventor, and futurist, famous for his short stories and novels, among them 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), and as a host and commentator in the British television series Mysterious World. For many years, Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, and Clarke were known as the ‘Big Three’ of science fiction.”