A Call to Arms (The Damned) Hardcover – 1 Apr 1991
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About the Author
Alan Dean Foster is the author of many SF adventures, the Spellsinger fantasy series and a number of film and TV tie-ins - including the hugely popular Alien novelizations. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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But still a fantastic book.
p.s. This was the first book I ever read by Alan Dean Foster and he as since become my favorite writer.
The story takes place on an epic scale which is well realised and envisioned by ADF. when i buy a book with scale to it i like to feel small and a call to arms made me feel tiny at times. the writing lets the reader imagine vast, grand things in their own individual way which is a plus for me.
In this story humans are often portrayed in a flattering and shocking way. its more shocking for the realism contained along side the unreal. also, the fact that we are evolutionary and socially unusual (compared to the aliens) leads to some very interesting ideas and developments.
ADF's imagination has come up with some cool technologies and concepts which greatly enrich the experience of reading this novel. and even better the technology doesn't weigh the story down as often happens with sci-fi.
there's also the fact that this is but the first novel of a trilogy. it sets up the following two well. combined they are form a high quality series well worth reading.
Realistic and amazing battles, highly emotional moments, stunning ideas, well developed characters and a fluent, consistent writing style combine to make a great read. i would recommend this to anyone who likes science-fiction and even to those less sure of their tastes.
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