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A Plague of Demons
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Author Keith Laumer
Length Novel
Genre Science Fiction
Story Survey
Starting Genre Future
Starting Perspective 1st
Starting Tense past tense
Starting Action Level 3 (out of 5)
Starting Hook Level 3 (out of 5)
Starting Tension Level 3 (out of 5)
Starting Genre Level 3 (out of 5)
Reviewer Fritz
First Paragraphs

It was ten minutes past high noon when I paid off my helicab, ducked under the air blast from the caged high-speed rotors as they whined back to speed, and looked around at the sun-scalded, dust-white, mob-noisy bazaar of the trucial camp-city of Tamboula, Republic of Free Algeria. Merchants' stalls were a clash of garish fabrics, the pastels of heaped fruit, the glitter of oriental gold thread and beadwork, the glint of polished Japanese lenses and the finely-machined Swedish chromalloy, the subtle gleam of hand-rubbed wood, the brittle complexity of Hong Kong plastic -- islands in the tide of humanity that elbowed, sauntered, bargained with shrill voices and waving hands or stood idly in patches of black shadow under rigged awnings all across the wide square. I made my way through the press, shouted at by hucksters, solicited by whining beggars and tattooed drabs, jostled by UN Security Police escorting officials of a dozen nations.

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A Plague of Demons

    When John Bravais was sent on a secret mission to observe a war in North Africa he found out more than it was safe for him to know - even after he had secretly been surgically transformed so that he was as strong as a Bolo tank, and nearly as tough: Wolf-like aliens, invisible to the ordinary eye, were harvesting the brains of the fallen fighters! Brevais might have become the Ultimate Warrior, but still he was only one man against A Plague of Demons.

Author:Keith Laumer
Published:1964
Genre:Science Fiction
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Read:2017, 1970s
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I recently (August of 2017) finished rereading A Plague of Demons (1964) by Keith Laumer. While it counts as a memorable novel, I have to say I didn't remember it for it's sly, almost Chandleresque humor and excellent descriptions. (e)
A memorable novel.
Viewpoint:First Person
Library:Titles P (Library Box Cross Ref)
Box:B8 (e)
ISFDB:title entry, cover gallery
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