Invasion

Author: Murray Leinster (William Fitzgerald Jenkins)
Published: 1933
Language: English
Wordcount: 10,532 / 38 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.6
LoC Category: PS
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Added to site: 2009.07.20
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The whole fighting fleet of the United Nations is caught in Kreynborg's marvelous, unique trap.

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per, which the wind caught and swept away, and suddenly wrapped about a definite section of an arc. More and more of the tiny smoke-bombs released their masses of cloudlike stuff. In mid-air a dome began to take form, outlined by the trailing streaks of gray. It began to be more definitely traced by interlinings. An aerial lattice spread about a portion of a six-mile hemisphere. The top was fifteen thousand feet above the rocket-ship, twenty-five thousand feet from sea-level, as high as Mount Everest itself.

Tiny motes hovered even there, where the smallest of visible specks was a ten-man cruiser. And one of the biggest of the aircraft came gingerly up to the very inner edge of the lattice-work of fog and hung motionless, holding itself aloft by powerful helicopter screws. Men were working from a trailing stage--scientists examining the barrier even hexynitrate would not break down.

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Thorn set to work. He had come toilsomely to the neighborhood of the rocket-ship because he would

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