First published in the May 1953 issue

of the Future Science Fiction monthly magazine,

this amusing, insightful and thought-provoking satire

of human pretentiousness in a galactic environment

– the Earth is invaded by warring very-superior,

very-different and very-uncaring aliens,

with very terrifying results –

was one of the best stories

of the distinguished university professor

Philip Klass (1920-2010),

author of some 60-odd excellent science-fiction stories,

mostly under the pen-name of William Tenn.