"Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not."
Alien machines stalk the Earth! What kind of alien being would you find if you disabled one, and went inside?
Compare to the centipede-machine from Monsters of Mars (1931) by Edmond Hamilton, the robass from The Quest for Saint Aquin (1951) by Anthony Boucher, the centipede from Killing Titan (2015) by Greg Bear and the walking fort from The Killing Machine (1964) by Jack Vance.
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