The False Mirror For millennia the alien union called the Weave had been at war with the Amplitur But only in the handful of centuries since Earth had joined the Weave had the tide of the battle been slowly turning i

  • Title: The False Mirror
  • Author: Alan Dean Foster
  • ISBN: 9780517128077
  • Page: 406
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • For millennia, the alien union called the Weave had been at war with the Amplitur But only in the handful of centuries since Earth had joined the Weave had the tide of the battle been slowly turning in the Weave s favour Then an elite unit, raised from childhood in dedication to the Amplitur Purpose and designed to match perfectly the Humans they were to fight, came of aFor millennia, the alien union called the Weave had been at war with the Amplitur But only in the handful of centuries since Earth had joined the Weave had the tide of the battle been slowly turning in the Weave s favour Then an elite unit, raised from childhood in dedication to the Amplitur Purpose and designed to match perfectly the Humans they were to fight, came of age and it looked as if at last the Amplitur might prevail against the Weave But when one of the elite unit, a warrior called Ranji, was captured by the Weave, a horrible truth was revealed Ranji was in fact Human, a subject of the Amplitur s vile genetic manipulations The Weave promised to reverse the effects and help Ranji rescue other altered Humans from the clutches of the Amplitur But neither Ranji nor his new allies could have know that the proposed cure would result in an abomination that could tear the Weave alliance apart and brand Ranji and his kind as the most despicable creatures in the galaxy

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    About "Alan Dean Foster"

    1. Alan Dean Foster

      Bestselling science fiction writer Alan Dean Foster was born in New York City in 1946, but raised mainly in California He received a B.A in Political Science from UCLA in 1968, and a M.F.A in 1969 Foster lives in Arizona with his wife, but he enjoys traveling because it gives him opportunities to meet new people and explore new places and cultures This interest is carried over to his writing, but with a twist the new places encountered in his books are likely to be on another planet, and the people may belong to an alien race.Foster began his career as an author when a letter he sent to Arkham Collection was purchased by the editor and published in the magazine in 1968 His first novel, The Tar Aiym Krang, introduced the Humanx Commonwealth, a galactic alliance between humans and an insectlike race called Thranx Several other novels, including the Icerigger trilogy, are also set in the world of the Commonwealth The Tar Aiym Krang also marked the first appearance of Flinx, a young man with paranormal abilities, who reappears in other books, including Orphan Star, For Love of Mother Not, and Flinx in Flux.Foster has also written The Damned series and the Spellsinger series, which includes The Hour of the Gate, The Moment of the Magician, The Paths of the Perambulator, and Son of Spellsinger, among others Other books include novelizations of science fiction movies and television shows such as Star Trek, The Black Hole, Starman, Star Wars, and the Alien movies Splinter of the Mind s Eye, a bestselling novel based on the Star Wars movies, received the Galaxy Award in 1979 The book Cyber Way won the Southwest Book Award for Fiction in 1990 His novel Our Lady of the Machine won him the UPC Award Spain in 1993 He also won the Ignotus Award Spain in 1994 and the Stannik Award Russia in 2000.

    636 thoughts on “The False Mirror”

    1. The concept behind this trilogy is the most interesting part about it I ve explained the concept to a few people because the entire Weave Purpose war and humanity s place in it is intruiging Unfortunately, the last book had a terribly annoying protagonist and this novel s was rather dull In truth, this entire novel was tedious It s unfortunate that there aren t any compelling characters or storyline, because I really liked the concepts genetically altered humans for once the plot was slow, the c [...]


    2. I liked it than the first book It s an interesting premise, and a decent story, but I get tired of the constant Humans are psychotic barbarians and being civilized means being incapable of violence vibes



    3. This is a better book than A Call To Arms, but unfortunately, you ll have to read that one to understand this one You really can t just start here.As I said before, this series has an interesting premise humans are effectively the scariest thing in the galaxy We re uniquely violent and uniquely capable of wielding that violence It makes for an interesting world for characters to operate in and not one we find often in science fiction.I feel the need to give it four stars as it s better than the [...]


    4. In the second installment of this series, we see the Amplitur answer to humans Trying to manufacture their own duplicate humans They already had a humanoid soldier race, the Ashregan, so there s a point to start with Much of this book follows one of these special issue Ashregan, who begins in service to the Amplitur, providing an perspective on the bad guys of the series and along the way engaging us in an examination of what it means to be human A certain way through the book we learn exactly w [...]


    5. Written in 1992.Rangi aar was a Ashregan, a killing machine, groomed by his foster parents with his brother to fight monsters He hated Humans Well, halfway thru the book he finds out he has been bred by the Amplitaur to beget Ashregans in their plan to conquer the galaxy It takes quite a bit of convincing Eventually, so are 25 others, to start with, which are re programmed this is halfway thru the book Ampliaturs have something to say about this, or suggest, at least It s interesting how many n [...]


    6. The story became just a story here We ve already seen the pacifist become a professional soldier and humans go to war basically as the WEAVE s mercenaries, so now we need to finish the war.It s still a good read with the Amplitur trying to come up with a way to counter the human immunity to their power Not quite as good or as original as the first volume in the series, but fun.I enjoyed this series, unapologetically.


    7. This one is better than the first installment it s a much coherent story I ll probably read the next one just to see how the story turns out, even though I have to put up with the race of creatures that talk like Yoda You d think at their level of tech the translators would clean up the grammar.


    8. Easier to read than A Call to Arms and the plot was much gripping, but still, there is a certain blandness When you have a story about humans fighting an intergalactic war, shouldn t you be excited Also, I thought it was interesting that so far no characters have overlapped from book to book.


    9. This book is a fascinating sci fi book This book makes you think of what it means to be human and what sets us apart from others If you have been engineered to look like something else and grown up with others of that species are you still human or some thing else.


    10. Ironically, this book is actually better than the first one, but I didn t like it as much I think that s because I liked the ideas in the first book, and the newness of them made me enjoy it , despite this actually being a better book.


    11. Foster is obviously trading on the popularity of Book 1 Although the story line is a fairly good one, I suspect it could have been told with about half as many words, but then it wouldn t have been long enough to publish in paper form.Not up to the first book.


    12. I enjoyed the characters, and their world and hope I get the chance to read the story again and or to read within the series.My Rating System couldn t finish, wouldn t recommend, would recommend, would read again, have read again.



    13. Oh look, as well as being space orcs, humans get to be space elves too Ah well, I always knew it was going to come down to humans vs ampliture for domination of the galaxy.



    14. Second in The Damned trilogy, this book is loads fun than the first, with nearly non stop action and very little preaching Highest recommendation for those looking for escapist reading A



    15. Not a bad auld book but eh I m just making my way through to the end at this point.Also forgot to mark it when I started reading before the weekend.


    16. I keep waiting for these books to fall into the sci fi cliche trap, but Foster does a good job of keeping things interesting.



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