This classic tale of alien invasion first appeared in Astounding Stories, March 1933.
It was August 19, 2037. The United Nations was just 50 years old. Televisors were still monochromatic. The Nidics had just won the World Series in Prague. Com-Pub observatories were publishing elaborate figures on moving specks in space which they considered to be Martian spaceships on their way to Earth….