In the beginning, there were the BEMs, as SciFi Lit's first aliens, the Bug-Eyed Monsters from Outer Space became to be affectionately called.
bug-eyed monster " .
H.G. Wells popularized the Bug-Eyed Monster theme in sci-fi in War of the Worlds, in which 'Martians' invade Earth, only to be wiped out by Earth diseases for which they have no immunity.
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