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A new epic of alien invasion and human resistance by Hugo Award-winning author Will McIntosh.
Our Darkest Hour.
Our Only Hope.
The invaders came to claim earth as their own, overwhelming us with superior weapons and the ability to read our minds like open books.
Our only chance for survival was to engineer a new race of perfect soldiers to combat them. Seventeen feet tall, knowing and loving nothing but war, their minds closed to the aliens.
But these saviors could never be our servants. And what is done cannot be undone.
Publisher: New York : Orbit, 2014, ♭2014
ISBN: 9780316217767
Branch Call Number: MCIN
Characteristics: 501 pages ; 21 cm


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Jun 13, 2014

Contains Spoilers! Disappointingly stupid people fight reluctant invaders. I read McIntosh's book Soft Apocalypse and liked that better. Maybe it was a meant as a warning to be careful with technology, but the creators of the Defenders seem remarkably short sighted. Let's make giant warriors with one instinct and interest and no way to shut them off. There had to be at least one sci-fi geek that saw Blade Runner and said maybe we should put something in to turn them off after a few years. I am willing to believe we could engineer something like the Defenders, but if they were that smart they would have put an off switch gene or something in there to kill them off. The star fish aliens seemed pretty reasonable. I think listening to all human thoughts would have drove them insane. They must have had an off switch for that.

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