Butch Malahide wrote at 2013-02-01 07:53:11
In Katherine MacLean's classic story "Pictures Don't Lie" the welcome committee is unprepared for the arrival of microscopic aliens, but I don't think they are Martians.
Engineer who has read thousands of science fiction books and short stories. Can recommend stories on specific subjects and comment on technical feasibility. Especially good at older out-of-print books and authors.