by Robert W. Lowndes. From Cosmic Stories, Volume 1, Number 1, Mar. 1941. When the inebriated experimenters invited the Martians to come to Earth, they didn't really mean it, but when the Martians took them at their word and sent a thousand armed ships.... WHITLOWE'S EYES bulged; as if in a trance he continued working the can-opener around and around the container of beans. "Gary," he called softly. No answer from the cellar. "Gary!" he repeated, raising his voice slightly. At the noise, the wicked serpentine head before him swayed and grew nearer. A sidewinder, thought Whitlowe, and here am Continue reading