Murray Leinster, whose real name was William Fitzgerald Jenkins, was an award-winning American writer of Science Fiction. Among other things, he is credited with the invention of "parallel universe" stories and in 1956 he won prestigious Hugo Award for Best Novelette. Leinster wrote over 1,500 short stories in his career and two of the best, "First Contact" and "The Aliens", deal with humanity's first encounter with an alien race.
In this story, the human race is expanding through the galaxy and so are the Aliens. When two expanding empires meet, war is inevitable. Or is it?
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Good without being great
- Joel D Offenberg
Short Story from old but meaningful
This is an old first contact story but is still good. How do you think we would communicate with another race in time of need?
- kelvin phoenix