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mwenek
September 6th, 2004, 08:12 PM
I read this book twice in my life, and now I cannot remember the title or author.

There is an interstellar war where a coalition of races including humans is engaged against a type of alien which spreads from planet to planet, consuming all resources and then abandoning the world. I am NOT talking about Independence Day, but maybe this book was the basis for that movie?

Anyway, the book focuses on a ship which is tracking the progress of these aliens, insect-like i think, and watches as they devour and conquer various worlds. There are several small asides where the natives of these worlds try to defeat these voracious invaders, but in vain. I forget how it ends, but could I get a hand here?

Thanks in advance!

Erfael
September 6th, 2004, 08:22 PM
Sounds vaguely like something from Card's Ender saga, though no coalition that I know from the two books I read.

mwenek
September 7th, 2004, 09:27 PM
oh, come on guys! this book is killing me. when i find it out i am sure to feel silly

Expendable
September 7th, 2004, 10:48 PM
Try these:

Bug Wars, The by Robert Lynn Asprin
Planet in Peril by Pamela O'Neill, Kim Mohan
JimJams, The by Michael Green
Golden Queen, The by Dave Wolverton