Invisible Ships by Harl Vincent:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

"THOUGH the benefits that might be derived from wholesale murder called "war" hardly balance the harm , it must be admitted that some good always results. For, though it seems sad, it is true man's inventive powers are at their peak when he is engaged in battle. We are not at all certain that the instinct of self-preservation is altogether responsible for this sharpening of wits. However, in a war entirely unasked for by the earth people, the enemy in the story prepares for its own destruction in its own over-confidence. But there is no doubt that they have a powerful weapon more powerful because it remains so long a mystery."


('Invisible Ships' by Harl Vincent)

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