You will discover no caresses that are nuptial this account of a Martian intrusion of England.

The narrator is held aside from their spouse for many regarding the action, and these Martians are perhaps not the kind that is caressing. Like Rosny’s aliens, they are “advanced” creatures, but they’re barely passive: these are typically the model for the rapacious octopoid aliens that abound in later science fiction, through the novellas of [...]