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The Military Form (The Vang #2)

4.05  ·  Rating Details ·  176 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Eons ago, a war was fought to the death between the parasitic and ferocious Vang and a gifted but doomed race. As a last resort, these gentle beings were forced to use the Starhammer to smash the Vang spacefleets and homeworld, leaving only a handful of survivors. For a billion years a silvery shape drifted through space. More than three thousand years after humanity first ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 369 pages
Published February 12th 1988 by Del Rey (first published January 1st 1988)
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Jul 29, 2015 Michael rated it it was amazing
This book is the second in "The Vang" series. The Vang is an aggressive militaristic species that was supposed to have been exterminated by a race, now long dead. This story starts some thousands of years after the last Vang sighting. They are almost considered a myth by this time and so an illegal prospector is unprepared for what he finds on an old derelict in a remote asteroid belt. The Vang is a race of "Omni-Parasite" capable of taking over any human host. Naturally he (the illegal ...more
Nov 24, 2012 Justin rated it really liked it
The middle book of a very loose trilogy (Starhammer, The Vang: The Military Form, The Vang: The Battlemaster), and also the best of the three. Crazy alien infestation runs wild from a single mistake. Intense, quick read.
Ellie [The Empress]
the book is good and I like the writer style. From all the reviews I read I was expecting more horror and battles but the first half of the book is just introduction to the characters, not less interesting of course. I find the way he portrays the Vang just beautiful, it made me feel empathetic toward "it".
Oct 17, 2012 Suzanne rated it it was amazing
Seriously, the alien invasion book to end all alien invasion books. It is awesome. I rec it to everyone who likes SF.
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Sep 21, 2011 Alex Stockdale rated it really liked it
Read this in my teens, and found it both terrifying and gripping. Reread it recently, and it's still amazing. If you liked the film "Alien", try this book. The sequel (The Vang: The Battlemaster) is also good, but I didn't find it as scary as this one.
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Shelves: reread
Hard to believe I read this pulpy and extremely violent book as a child. I enjoyed it again a second time, but was shocked as I reread it that I had been allowed to read this book at all; I need to provide better oversight to my kids for sure.
Oct 26, 2014 Ein rated it liked it
Затея интригующая: тварь из The Thing подминает планету. Если прорваться через ненужную первую треть, то затянет своей отвратительностью. Но в целом написано плохо, а перевод вообще ниже плинтуса.
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Shelves: science-fiction
A surprisingly fun bit of science fiction. The middle book in a trilogy, I find out 20 years later!
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Shelves: scifi
1991 grade C+

series book S2

Note = Too Violent
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Christopher Rowley is a prolific writer of both science fiction and fantasy novels. He was born in 1948 in Lynn, Massachusetts to an American mother and an English father. Educated for the most part at Brentwood School, Essex, England, he became a London-based journalist in the 1970s. In 1977 he moved to New York City and began work on The War For Eternity, his first science fiction novel. He ...more
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