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Old 11-06-2012, 12:21 AM   #1
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Science fiction/fantasy with insect like aliens/races

I've been watching the Alien movies this past week and find myself looking for stories about alien societies with insect-like caste systems preferably one with an alien POV character. As always when google fails me I look to mobileread. Don't disappoint me forum in advance.
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:08 AM   #2
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Try Harry Turtledove's Colonization series (Second Contact, Down to Earth, Aftershocks, and Homeward Bound) and his Worldwar series (In the Balance, Tilting the Balance, Upsetting the Balance, Striking the Balance, and Homeward Bound). The books are based on World War II. While the various countries are fighting, suddenly an insectoid alien race appears and now the struggle has to be against the alien invaders.
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:43 AM   #3
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The Bug Wars by Robert L. Asprin.
Alan Dean Foster's Humanx Commonwealth Series.
The founding of the Commonwealth
1.Phylogenesis
2.Dirge
3.Diuturnity's Dawn

Nor Crystal Tears tells of the first contact between humans and the Thranx.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:32 AM   #4
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C.J. Cherryh's _Serpent's Reach_
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:22 PM   #5
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How about Adrian Tchaikovsky's "Shadows of the Apt" series?
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C.J. Cherryh's _Serpent's Reach_
This looks great.

kiwidude: Read the first two books. Is there any explanation in the later books re: why everyone's an insect person?
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:21 PM   #7
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How about Adrian Tchaikovsky's "Shadows of the Apt" series?
I've really enjoyed this series, and it was the first thing that came to mind for me, as well.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:15 AM   #8
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F.M. Busby's RISSA KERGUELEN/ALIEN DEBT series.
F.M. Busby's DEMU TRILOGY. (Okay, so they're more like lobsters; they're still BEMs!)
Heinlein's STARSHIP TROOPERS features bugs but they're just targets.
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Stars Over Stars - K. D. Wentworth

"Raised by a human, Heyoka Blackeagle thinks like a human, even if he is a typical hrinn - seven feet tall, covered with fur, retractable claws. In the war against the insect like flek, Heyoka distinguished himself in the Ranger Corps."
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Free read on planet baen!
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:41 AM   #10
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They're Made Out Of Meat by Terry Bisson (was nominated for a Nebula Award)

"This wonderful story provides a strong glimpse into the eyes of aliens aghast at how disgusting and unusual humans appear to be"

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

The Shadow Out Of Time by H.P. Lovecraft
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:16 AM   #11
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Christopher Paolini's Inheiratance Cycle has a number of different races, included in the series one of them is an insect-like race.
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:30 PM   #12
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Maybe you should consider "7th Sigma" by Steven Gould ...
It's about bugs that eat metal whether inside or outside so you don't wanna show up there with say a pacemaker or anything metallic inside
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:45 PM   #13
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How about William Dietz' Legion of the Damned series- it's military SF, but has richly described insectoid aliens in several of the books- with long sections from their POV.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:59 AM   #14
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Or the books written by Alan Dean Foster on the same movies?
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:06 PM   #15
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"A Deepness in the Sky" by Vernor Vinge, a sort of prequel to "A Fire Upon the Deep" (which has other, non-insectoid, interesting aliens).

Probably better reading "A Fire Upon the Deep" first I think.
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