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Having just about concluded that it was nothing more than the wind and the storm that was upsetting the horses -- and now they were all leaping and snorting more furiously than ever, as if they were not three ordinary nags but a trio of high-strung thoroughbreds -- I turned toward the door and quite accidentally caught sight of the light which glowed eerily just beyond the ...more
Paperback, Laser Books #9, 190 pages
Published October 28th 1975 by Laser Books
(first published 1975)
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Aaron Wolfe is Dean Koontz. This is one of his early books and shows it. It was entertaining but not as good as many of his later thrillers. The invasion of the title is an alien invasion, an attack on a small family that is isolated in a snow storm. The ending is relatively weak, although I won't give it away. It certainly held my attention though and I read it mostly in one day. A quick read.
This is Dean Koontz writing under a "Nom de Plume" and, it is a perfectly fine SF story. It is the first "Laser book" I have read. This series of books, by the publishers of Harlequin novels, trying SF, edited by Roger Elwood, came out in the mid-seventies. A few well known authors contributed novels for the series such as Koontz (using a pseudonym) Jerry Pournelle, Tim Powers, Gordon Eklund, Raymond F. Jones, R. F. Nelson, Jerry Sohl, amongst others. The covers were all illustrated by the notor ...more
This was a short novel, early works by Dean koontz. I thought it was a extremely well written, creepy,surprising book that I just could not put down. Koontz sucks you into a great SF story while revealing his thoughts on the human condition and how our humanity or lack thereof seems to be the underlying theme of this invasion. The story moved seamlessly from beginning to end. The storyline and how well it was written are both definitely one of my favorite but koontz.