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Good news/Bad news
Good news/Bad news
First, the good news. My all time favorite Sci-Fi series is actually going to be completed. I’ve been waiting for over twenty years for this book and the author is now promising that he has not only finished it but is going to be sending out copies to be reviewed at the end of August. He claims that he had writers block because he couldn’t figure out how to write in ‘first-person psychotic’ but after he finally figured out how he was able to finish it. The last book of the series, A Season for Slaughter was published in 1993 and at the end of the book he is interviewed and he talks about how he’ll have the next book, A Method for Madness finsihed real soon.
Now the bad news, my wife told me the other day that he’s a huge HillBot. She follows him on Facebook (I don’t facebook) and she’s told me how her feed will be full of him just slobbering all over the keyboard about how awesome Hillary is and how he can’t wait to vote for her. Ugh.
The series is The War against the Chtorr and was supposed to be a trilogy and then grew to complex to be finished in three books so he would need to write at least seven books to wrap it all up. The novels follow the character of Jim McCarthy and his fight against an alien invasion of creatures from the planet Chtorr. The alien invasion is pretty ingenious as they’re not so much attacking us as just terraforming, or rather Chtorraforming the planet so that they can inhabit it. The main big bads in the books are giant fuzzy worms.
Gerrold, the author, has said that the books will also finally be available as e-books as well after the next book comes out. Again, this is another series that for some reason has never been made available in Kindle format.
And this ain’t your grandpa’s science fiction. It’s one of the most brutal/violent merciless sci-fi series I’ve ever read and raises some serious questions about the nature of humanity.
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