John Wyndham and first published in 1953, this sci-fi classic deals with the
inevitable war of attrition that arises when an alien species takes up
residence in earth's oceans. Human and alien populations inhabit mutually
inhospitable environments and never meet; all the same, battle is commenced
almost as soon as each becomes aware of the other. Startlingly relevant
today is Wyndham's examination of what may happen to human society when the
ice caps melt.
Here are four
short excerpts from a piece that outlines the story, followed by the entire
piece lasting 5 minutes.