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Metal Swarm (The Saga of Seven Suns) (original 2007; edition 2008)

by Kevin J. Anderson

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Title:Metal Swarm (The Saga of Seven Suns)
Authors:Kevin J. Anderson
Info:Orbit (2008), Mass Market Paperback, 672 pages
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You might say this series has really grown on me, perhaps like a cheap beer after the 10th or 12th can. The unlikely coincidence of events are leading to more wars -- and it's hard to identify two factions that have not been at war sometime in the course of this series events. Despite its title, Metal Swarm wasn't about the rise of the evil robots -- in fact, they are rather on the decline. The Klickiss, a race of giant insects, has come back from presumed extinction to reclaim all of their former worlds. Worlds that several novels earlier were the targets of a new human colonization initiative. Ooops.

The Earth's Hansa's chairman is getting nuttier by the day, and is now pretty much an incarnate of Stalin. His minions are even becoming conflicted with the magnitude of the orders being issued -- and one actually has the wherewithal to do something about it. But if internal strife and giant bugs aren't enough of a threat, the Faeros, a race of fire elementals that live in suns, have gone on the offensive under the direction of a mad, outcast Ildiran usurper who had started a civil war a few books back. ( )
  JeffV | Oct 2, 2010 |
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Ein nicht enden wollender Strom aus großen, käferartigen Klikiss kam seit Tagen durch das Transportal auf Llaro; er hatte seinen Ursprung auf irgendeinem unbekannten fernen Planeten.
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For years, the alien Klikiss robots have pretended to be humanity's friends, but their seeming "help" allowed them to plant an insidious Trojan Horse throughout the Earth Defense Forces. Now, in the aftermath of a devastating war, swarms of ancient robots built by the Klikiss continue their depredations on helpless worlds with stolen and heavily armed Earth battleships.

Among the humans, the Hansa's brutal Chairman struggles to crush any resistance even as King Peter breaks away to form his own new Confederation among the colonies who have declared their independence.

And meanwhile, the original, voracious Klikiss race, long thought to be extinct, has returned, intent on conquering their former worlds and willing to annihilate anyone in the way.

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While the Earth is overrun by swarms of ancient robots built by the not-so-extinct Klikiss race, King Peter breaks away from the resistance-crushing forces of the Hansa's brutal Chairman in order to forge independent colonies.

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