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eBook A Call to Arms (The Damned) ePub

by Alan Dean Foster

  • ISBN: 0345375742
  • Category: Science Fiction
  • Subcategory: Science Fiction
  • Author: Alan Dean Foster
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Del Rey (February 23, 1992)
  • ePub book: 1901 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1434 kb
  • Other: lit txt docx lit
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 532

Description

The Damned Trilogy is a set of three science fiction novels by American writer Alan Dean Foster (A Call to Arms, The False Mirror, and The Spoils of War), detailing human involvement in an interstellar war.

The power arm hummed in response to a command and the sickle plunged its passenger floorward, until it hung a short distance above the highly reflective surface

The Damned - Book 1. Chapter One. One-who-Decides lay back on the sickle and relaxed, the curved command lounge suspended high above the floor at the end of its powerful, flexible armature. At a touch it would drift higher or lower, left or right so that the Amplitur could inspect, interview, check on, or give advice to those under its command. The power arm hummed in response to a command and the sickle plunged its passenger floorward, until it hung a short distance above the highly reflective surface. Ship status, engineer?

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Praise for Alan Dean Foster Alan Dean Foster is a master of creating alien worlds. By the end of Book 1, the discovery of humankind by The Weave and the subsequent alliance they formed seemed to shift the war decidedly in The Weave's favor. SFRevu One of the most consistently inventive and fertile writers of science fiction and fantasy. The Times (London) Foster knows how to spin a yarn. To counter humans, the Amplitur bring a specially prepared group of Ashregans to their side of the battle, hoping to regain the advantage. Ranji is one of the first of this generation, all of whom have been genetically altered to be more human-like.

Bestselling science fiction writer Alan Dean Foster was born in New York . The book Cyber Way won the Southwest Book Award for Fiction in 1990.

Bestselling science fiction writer Alan Dean Foster was born in New York City in 1946, but raised mainly in California. in Political Science from UCLA in 1968, and a . Foster has also written The Damned series and the Spellsinger series, which includes The Hour of the Gate, The Moment of the Magician, The Paths of the Perambulator, and Son of Spellsinger, among others. Other books include novelizations of science fiction movies and television shows such as Star Trek, The Black Hole, Starman, Star Wars, and the Alien movies.

Prior to realizing the Purpose, the Amplitur had been content to refine their modest civilization: excelling at certain . The latter was a concept the Amplitur struggled hard to understand. That they could comprehend that which they did not themselves possess was a tribute to their perseverance.

Prior to realizing the Purpose, the Amplitur had been content to refine their modest civilization: excelling at certain arts, mastering intricacies peculiar to their species, wishing only to be left in peace to develop at their own pace, desiring only to be themselves. Then had come realization of the Purpose. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63.

A Call to Arms When one of its scout ships lands on Earth, the Weave quickly realizes that humanity’s almost innate ability to wreak havoc and death may hold the key to turning the tide in their fight. Unfortunately for all, the Amplitur have the same idea-and mankind is caught in the middle. The False Mirror When the Amplitur unleash an elite cadre of fighters, it soon becomes clear that they have subjected their human prisoners to horrific genetic manipulation. But if the Weave attempts to undo the effects, they may change the former warriors into something far, far worse.

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A Call to Arms When one of its scout ships lands on Earth, the Weave quickly realizes that humanity’s almost . This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alan Dean Foster including rare images from the author’s collection. Sci-fi & Fantasy Cyberpunk Space Opera.

For eons, the Amplitur had searched space for intelligent species, each of which was joyously welcomed to take part in the fulfillment of the Amplitur Purpose. Whether it wanted to or not. When the Amplitur and their allies stumbled upon the races called the Weave, the Purpose seemed poised for a great leap forward. But the Weave's surprising unity also gave it the ability to fight the Amplitur and their cause. And fight it did -- for thousands of years.Will Dulac was a New Orleans composer who thought the tiny reef off Belize would be the perfect spot to drop anchor and finish his latest symphony in solitude. What he found instead was a group of alien visitors -- a scouting party for the Weave, looking. for allies among what they believed to be a uniquely warlike race: Humans.Will tried to convince the aliens that Man was fundamentally peaceful, for he understood that Human involvement would destroy the race. But all too soon, it didn't matter. The Amplitur had discovered Earth...First Time in Paperback

Comments

Mananara Mananara
This is an interesting premise. So many Sci-Fi books and movies, begin with the idea that aliens visiting earth are doing so either to conquer us or to improve our society. This does neither. In fact, the aliens here don't want us to change much; all they want is our military fighting ability, but they are too "civilized" to fight their enemy. The fact that the enemy in question would automatically be our enemy also simply because if it is one thing humans abominate above all others, it is being controlled and given no choice to obey...
Ckelond Ckelond
Alright book. Fun in the neginning, though the main character is a bit of a prick. The human one i mean. It stopped being interesting to me when the 'moral' of the story turned out to be "humans love war". Especially since the human protagonist turns on his own morals at the end as je'd struggled with what turned out be 'the human instinct for war' the entire story.
Milleynti Milleynti
I'm truly surprised someone hasn't made a movie on this story. It's got everything an epic adventure needs.
It was a page turner from beginning to end. Suffice it to say that by the end of the novel, neither the Weave, the Amplitur, nor the Earth, will ever be quite the same again.
I'm off to pick up the second volume to see what happens next.
I must say I loved the heavies, the Amplitur. Surrender to them is a fate worse than death as you'll find out in the novel. I think they were definately used as a model for future villain races in Star Trek and Bab5.
Pumpit Pumpit
Excellent book, fun read, but a couple of plot holes and story fillers.
Doktilar Doktilar
I enjoyed the first book of this series enough that I'm going to pick up the next one. It's a fresh look at first contact for humans and as such, has some interesting insights into our society. It's just a tad dated from a political standpoint but not enoug to detract from the story.
Ironrunner Ironrunner
First contact
What if aliens visit Earth, and find humans too combative? The first man they meet insists that warfare is behind them; they would not join to fight another species, even if it tried to conquer them. The human, Will Dulac, is a composer and professor who insists any tests will confirm his assertion. But contradicting that, we dedicate many resources to weapons and warfare. Incredibly, all agree to study the situation from concealment.
This alien coalition is based on division of labor- some build weapons, others heal, but only a few are warlike enough to defend this ‘Weave’ from attackers. The aliens debate whether they need humans to fight a rampaging enemy:
“They might also destroy themselves utterly,” Said Caldaq. “There are indications they may yet do that.”
The Hivistahm gestured elaborately. “Truly. And if we intercede, if they come to know the Weave and share all that it stands for, that will not be permitted to come to pass. They to destroy themselves will not be allowed. [SP]” (p. 165)
The book introduces different aliens at this secret base while they expand, study TV broadcasts, teach their language to Will, and finally decide. Strangely, no government suspects a thing, as the aliens shuttle to and from their ship in space. Even when they trade with outsiders, the secret remains safe. That stretches credulity. (I count off one star for them.)
The story has no episodes of strategy, space battles, or small-unit actions to support or refute Will’s arguments. (Count off another star)
At the end, Foster leaves me thinking humanity is unlike any of thousands of other species.
Llbery Llbery
I have read this book so many times my original fell apart so I had to get a new one lol!!
Great classic Sci-fi book.