The Bug Wars Book Summary and Study Guide

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This book describes us how the reptile warrior race of Tzen fights a war agains a coalition of 4 different types of giant insect creatures. The characters are mostly flat and there's at some points a feeling that those reptiles are only humans in a reptile suit. Also, we don't know much about their homeworld, except that they live in a swamp enviroment (They call their world "The Black Swamps"), because none of the plot is actually happening there, but on two or three insect-inhabited planets. The insects themselves seems dumb and weak, the Tzen just slaugher them, even with weapons such as throwing knives (Reminds me of bad shooter films. see: Rambo). It seems that the insect are only partly sentient, and their only advantage over the Tzen is, of course (like in Starship Troopers, Ender's Game and any other film about insect aliens), their numbers. The human race is unknown to the Tzen at all, and even the idea of mammal sentients is peculiar to them. It is a good book for a boring weekend perhaps, not for serious reading.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 40%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story War or Invasion    -   Yes Major kinds of combat:    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   air battles Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Alien Profession/status:    -   fighter (air/space) pilot


Terrain    -   Forests A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   unfriendly aliens Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   little dialog

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