May 19th, 2008, 06:21 PM
Prose Before Hos
Can anyone recommend any novels featuring some sort of insect invasion or infestation? I'd rather it not be gigantic bugs a la Them. I dont mind bugs that are kind of big but not gigantic.
Last edited by theDood; May 19th, 2008 at 06:34 PM.
May 19th, 2008, 09:24 PM
Check out Enders Game
Orson Scott Card is one of my favourite writers - you might want to check out Ender's Game. The book is about the International Fleet, a multi-national organization that was set up to defend the earth from a second alien invasion, and their method of using child soldiers to fight for them. The aliens, the buggers, are what stick out when alien invasion comes to mind.
May 19th, 2008, 10:01 PM
The Green Brain by Frank Herbert is good. It deals with a planetwide infestation of all kinds of different insects that seem to be winning against mankind, no matter how many pesticides they come up with.
May 23rd, 2008, 11:23 AM
The Furies by Keith Roberts
Spiderworld by Colin Wilson
both those involve big wasps/spiders but are good books
Xeno by DF Jones - alien insect like invaders. I've just started reading this so can't comment on it.
Web by John Wyndham - spiders
The hephaestus plague by Tom Page - fire starting beetles
There's plenty of pulpy horror titles - slugs - shaun hutson, locusts - guy n smith, squirm....
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May 23rd, 2008, 12:01 PM
Colin Wilson never finished the series starting with Spiderworld, did he? I bought the first two of the series (three projected, I think), but the third never came out?
Never mind, I see that much happened after the first two....
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May 23rd, 2008, 01:48 PM
I was only aware of 4 books in the series but see on the link that another 3 are mentioned - I think these might be reissues of the same books with different titles??
I would only recommend the first two of the series. I couldn't finish "the magician".
May 23rd, 2008, 03:24 PM
My only problem with that is that I would not be finishing the series. Can one read the first 2 books and not the later two? It is probably a moot point as I think I sold the first two when I didn't think they were going to be continued, but just as an academic question....
May 23rd, 2008, 04:38 PM
Give me liberty!
Robert Heinlein's 'Starship Troopers' would fit the bill, methinks.
In the same vein, there's Robert Steakley's 'Armor'. And probably about a bizillion others, although I can't seem to think of them at the moment.
May 23rd, 2008, 05:47 PM
The Enders Series for sure...i did not care much for Starship Troopers however..
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