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One man stands between Earth and a ravening alien horde. The ravenous aliens known as the Horde make their way across the Universe like locusts, stripping bare entire galaxies and leaving death and destruction in their wake.

It seems all is lost, but the denizens of our galaxy are not content to give up without a fight. Enter Miles Vander, the best a tiny backwater like Earth has to offer.

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Vander may be the key to destroying the Horde. But first he'll have to prove his worthiness to his alien compatriots. Dickson: "Dickson has done a superb job. One of the notable science fiction novels of the year. The suspense at some points is almost unbearable, leaving the reader breathless and glad the crisis has passed.

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Like Like Reply. Joachim Boaz said: at PM. I think we often create these problems for ourselves — we go after their lesser known works before embarking on their famous ones — hehe… Like Like Reply. Too true.

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Transrealfiction: Nice summation of his output — still willing to try his shorts… Like Like Reply. Forty books? Joachim Boaz said: at AM. Leave a message at the tone Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:. Email Address never made public. Adult self realized that the main character was sometimes a dummy.

However, adult self agreed with teen self that this is still an excellent story about the incredible miracle that is the Human spirit. This is a common theme of Gordon R. Dick This is a novel that I read as a young teen and then re-read well into adulthood.


Dickson's novels, this is one of his best. Jul 17, Jim rated it really liked it.

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Gordon R. Dickson was one of my favorite SF authors in the 70s. This one, from , is one that I missed. When I saw it at a Half Price bookstore recently, I snapped it up.

It made for several hours of enjoyable summer reading! Basic story--Earthling a guy from Minneapolis saves the galaxy from a ravenous space horde. Thanks, Minnesota guess where Dickson lived? Jan 28, Facedeer rated it liked it Shelves: science-fiction. This is a good "Humanity, Fuck Yeah! We're primitives that are looked down upon by galactic society, but the letter of the law says we get a chance to sit at the table. They don't expect us to impress, or even do anything remotely competently, but we actually put on a good example.

It's no great literature, but I enjoyed. Jun 14, Joe rated it really liked it. I found this book as a young teen. There is no PC here! Miles Fights his way up the pecking order so that he can take over and fight the ship! Anyone who likes Sci-fi should have this book.

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Jan 09, John rated it liked it. Grade C-. I read this way back in the 70's and have always remembered the story. Very good SiFi by a master.

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Very recommended. Good, pulpy science fiction. Also a fast, short read. Fredrick Danysh rated it really liked it Jun 22, Joan Lisanti rated it really liked it Jan 06, Nonny rated it it was amazing Aug 16, Chris rated it liked it Aug 14, James Tang rated it really liked it Jan 26, Allan rated it liked it Sep 16, Michael rated it really liked it Feb 23, Stephen Cross rated it really liked it Jul 08, Fredrick rated it it was ok Apr 24, Bob rated it really liked it Apr 14, Chris rated it it was ok Feb 27, Rod Barnard rated it liked it Dec 30, Robert Hepple rated it liked it Apr 29, Summer rated it really liked it Jul 31, William Gibson rated it liked it Jun 01,