The border

by McCammon, Robert R.,

Format: Print Book 2015
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
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Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "McCammon's latest novel is a thrilling sf adventure. Two powerful, mysterious alien races are at war; Earth is caught in the middle, collateral damage. The planet is devastated, its people made nearly extinct. Those who have survived the catastrophic destruction caused by the alien war are succumbing to fallout from the battle, which is turning them into half-human creatures preying on those who are still human. Mankind seems doomed, but there is one small hope: a young boy who possesses powers that could save humanity. The problem is, the warring alien races might just prefer that humanity go extinct. Can this boy, who barely understands his own abilities, save the race? This is a very ambitious novel, an epic-scaled story of perseverance and survival in the face of monstrous odds. McCammon brings his usual storytelling gifts to the table: his ability to create characters who feel real, no matter how unreal the situations they find themselves in; dialogue that rings true; and a story that captures our imaginations from the very first page.--Pitt, David Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Genre-busting author McCammon (The River of Souls) pulls out all the stops for this exhilarating alien-invasion epic, which harkens back to his 1987 blockbuster, Swan Song. The spectacular opening introduces an amnesiac teenage boy who abruptly becomes aware of himself in a full-tilt sprint through a post-apocalyptic battlefield, with wounds that should have killed him, and knowledge and abilities he doesn't understand. Ethan, as he calls himself, is clearly more than he appears-a fact that doesn't escape the apocalypse's survivors, expressively depicted in their despair and desperation, with whom he holes up outside Ft. Collins, Colo. Two years prior, alien species nicknamed the Gorgons and the Cyphers brought their own war to Earth's atmosphere, killing many humans and turning others into mutant cannibals. As revelations about Ethan become increasingly poignant, McCammon expertly turns up the tension, and the group embarks on a riveting journey toward a destination they have little chance of reaching. This story blends the gripping horror and action of McCammon's earliest novels with the empathy of his more recent work, making it one of his finest. Agent: Cameron McClure, Donald Maass Literary Agency. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Space warfare -- Fiction.
Extraterrestrial beings -- Fiction.
Human-alien encounters -- Fiction.
Survival -- Fiction.
Teenage boys -- Fiction.
Science fiction.
Publisher Burton, MI :2015
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 441 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781596067035
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