Synopsis for “In Human Form”
An advance scout for an alien invasion attempts to ascertain which Earth life is the dominant form in order to present its demands to the rulers. The creature is a shape-shifter and so it plans to mimic the ruler’s appearance. When it lands, it rightly rejects cows, birds and squirrels as the dominant form and heads to the city. When it views humans, it assumes they are slaves of the four-legged creatures (dogs) who lead them about on tethers. It observes an automobile devour both a human and a dog (as they enter it) and assumes the automobile superior to them both. The creature has a difficult time deciding which life form to morph into when it spies flies and concludes they must be dominant due to their power of flight and ubiquitous presence. The alien is promptly swatted and the invasion is called off since their scout has been slain.