ALIENS: FIRST CONTACT
   A one knows for sure who first used the term "alien" to describe extraterrestrials. But the concept of creatures from other planets has been around for a long time. The idea of an alien and a human meeting and communicating was a familiar theme by the time H.G.Wells's published The War of the Worlds in 1898. Wells book was the first to dramatize an alien invasion of the earth. And these Martians were definitely NOT our friends. Rather, they were "intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic."After War of the Worlds appeared, American pulp magazines took the theme of The Aliens and ran with it. And Aliens have been IN in America ever since.. in novels, stories, films, and television.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

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