Eric Frank Russell's "Exposure" (short story, alien invasion, free): Bad luck dooms alien invasion of earth
Of course, the alien party will never leave earth.
- This is one of the stories with feel good effect, but I found the quick human win in the end too convenient.
Fact sheet.First published: Astounding, July 1950.
Download full text as part of the scans of Astounding, July 1950.
Among the stories from Astounding/Analog issues edited by John Campbell.
Related: Stories of Eric Frank Russell (annotated & ranked list - infrequently updated).