The Day the Martians Came Author:Frederick Pohl At least the group was together now, for the first time in longer than they had any way of remembering. The crushing gravity was a permanent, aching, frightening drain. Nevertheless all the Martians had climbed out of their slings. Painfully they had crept across the sterile floor to the margin of their pool. They lay in its shallows, huddling t... more »ogether in a knot of legs and heads and bodies.