“No one would’ve believed that in the latter years of the 28th Century that our realm of space was being watched by intelligences greater than our own, that as Man busied himself about his various concerns, “they” observed and studied, the way a man might scrutinize the creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. With infinite complacency, Man went to and fro across his expanse, confident in his empire. Yet, across the gulf of space, intellects vast, and cool, and unsympathetic, regarded our realm with envious eyes, and slowly, and surely, drew their plans against us."
-Patrick Wells, UP, The Sarkeen War, paraphrasing H.G. Wells War of the Worlds.