What they find is devastation. An atomic war has taken place destroying the entire surface of the planet.
Suddenly they are attacked and shot down.
After safely crash landing, a party is sent to investigate the gun that attacked them.
It was a well crafted story that played on the assumptions most readers bring to a story.
By the way, isn't this one of the greatest things about the written word? Dick himself died 35 years ago (1982) and the story was published 65 years ago (1952) and here I am, today, enjoying it for the first time.
|Philip K Dick|