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A Matter for Men - War Against the Chtorr 1
Humanity faces an unusual form of alien invasion: the importation by parties unseen of a more evolved (and thus more efficient) ecology. A Matter for Men is the first novel in what is supposed to be a seven-volume series, The War Against the Chtorr, by David Gerrold. However, Gerrold has repeatedly missed announced publication dates after the fourth book, A Season for Slaughter, was released in 1993, and the great majority of fans have given up hope of s...
A Season for Slaughter
The book deals with the onslaught of an alien ecological invasion of earth. The main character James McCarthy, is a young man with anger, arrogance, and frustration as his only way of communicating with other people. The story revolves around his anger and how he begins to develop as a human being. The book is well worth reading again and again, if only for the insights the author has on his character development. As for the ecological infestatio...
Blood and Fire
Jon Korie is executive officer of a ship (Star Wolf) he really should be captaining. But a succession of "jinx" events have put him and the Star Wolf in unenviable status with the Star Fleet. Korie is also plagued with emotional pain and regret about the loss of his wife and son during the long-standing war with the evil Morthans. Now, with Captain Parsons on the Op Deck where he should be, the Star Wolf is sent to rescue the Norway, a disabled research ...
Bouncing The Moon
In the sequel to "Jumping Off The Planet", thirteen-year-old Chigger, his older brother Douglas, and his younger brother Bobby have divorced their parents and are free to go where they want. Earth is falling apart, so where will they go? The decision is made for them when powerful groups on Earth, the Moon, and the "Line" connecting the two begin to chase the boys for the intelligence engine hidden in the back of Bobby's toy monkey. The boys follow t...

Gerrold booklist

Leaping To The Stars
Tor, Mar 2002, 24.95, 316 pp. ISBN: 0312890672 Thirteen-year-old Charles “Chigger” Dingillian and his reconciling family seek a new home. They debate whether to relocate to the Outbeyond, light years from earth. Ultimately they vote overwhelmingly for relocating to the somewhat unknown Outbeyond. However, the trip across the stars turns dangerous because everyone seems to want Chigger's HARLIE unit, an artificial intelligence device ...
The Man Who Folded Himself
Danny Eakins, 19 and attending college on a $400 a week stipend administered by his uncle Jim, learns that his parents left him fabulously wealthy and his stipend will be raised if he keeps a journal. Uncle Jim dies shortly after, and Danny learns he is worth only $6,000 after all. Or is he? Among his uncle's effects is a belt for time travel. Soon Danny is using it to win big at gambling on horses and investing through history, as well as to visit histo...
The Middle of Nowhere
This is the third book in David Gerrold's Star Wolf series. The story begins soon after the events of 'Voyage of the Star Wolf', with the ship known as 'Star Wolf' by it's crew, and LS-1187 by everyone else in the Defense Authority fleet, (a ship has to have been blooded before it can assume a name, and the LS-1187's kills keep getting taken away by the politics of the Admiralty Review Boards) stationed at a decontamination berth, near Stardock. In V...
The Voyage of the Star Wolf
The Voyage of the Star Wolf is the second book in David Gerrold's Star Wolf science fiction series. Relations are tense between the human Alliance and the Morthan Solidarity. (The Morthans are genetically enhanced humans who are contemptuous of humans; Morthan is derived from "more than".) As a result, the Alliance assembles the strongest military escort it can to protect a large convoy on its richest interstellar shipping route. The destroyer LS-1187...
When Harlie Was One
HARLIE (Human Analogue Robot, Life Input Equivalents), is a computer into which all human knowledge is being fed. He's supposed to be self-monitoring as well as reproducing the human brain's capacity and creativity to the nth power, but of late HARLIE's been inducing his own non-rational states -- "tripping" electronically -- and composing poetry. He may be able to out-think everyone, but he has the emotional matority of an 8-year-old, or perhaps a barel...


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