The Colony by Blaine Readler

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Kiel seeks temporary refuge from his hard life on the road as a fugitive, and believes that he's found it on the Bakke farmstead. He fails to see, however, that if it were simply a safe haven he sought, he would do much better giving himself up to the police. The farm harbors tiny enigmatic creatures that are masters at cooperating towards their collective goal. As their capabilities grow, their tolerance diminishes for people who get in their way. Against an expanding threat of aggression, Kiel bands with the Bakke family to fight back. The fight, however, soon becomes a struggle to survive the deadly, resilient forms evolving before their eyes.

About Blaine Readler

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Blaine C. Readler is an electronics engineer, inventor of the FakeTV, and surprisingly, a writer. He lives in San Diego, where the weather allows him to walk around outside year-round thinking about stories. He encourages you to visit him at him:
Published July 16, 2012 by Full Arc Press. 320 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The thriller, however, falls into the horror-story trap of creating some characters purely as cannon fodder, and it includes both unnecessary romance and a squeamish past for Kiel that aren’t nearly as interesting as the bloodthirsty machines.

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The Bakke farm is the unwitting host to a strange new life form: tiny metallic creatures that will eventually be referred to as “crablets.” Innocently fascinating at first, the crablets quickly become a menace as they multiply and learn to work together, literally joining forces to create larger ...

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