A Call to Arms by Alan Dean Foster
(The Damned)

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The Amplitur searched the universe for intelligent species to join them in the Amplitur Purpose. But the Weave, a union of races, fought for thousands of years to stay independent. Now a Weave scouting party had discovered Earth, and humanity had to pick sides, for the Amplitur were close behind.

About Alan Dean Foster

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ALAN DEAN FOSTER has written in a variety of genres, in?cluding hard science fiction, fantasy, horror, detective, western, historical, and contemporary fiction. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Star Wars: The Approaching Storm, as well as novelizations of several films including Star Wars, the first three Alien films, and Alien Nation. His novel Cyber Way won the Southwest Book Award for Fiction in 1990, the first science fiction work ever to do so. Foster and his wife, JoAnn Oxley, live in Prescott, Arizona, in a house built of brick that was salvaged from an early-twentieth-century miners? brothel.
Published January 1, 1991 by Del Rey / Ballantine Books [1991], New York. 30 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The damned what? one is tempted to ask of this curious, alien-infested interstellar war/first-contact/nature-of-humanity yarn from the author of Into the Out Of (1986) and To the Vanishing Point (1988).

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Subtitled Book One of the Damned , Foster's ( Glory Lane ) latest novel never achieves credibility. The projectively telepathic race of Ampliturs has conceived of a Purpose, which will be revealed whe

Mar 04 1991 | Read Full Review of A Call to Arms (The Damned)

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