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Offline Tesla

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The Host
« on: May 26, 2008, 01:24:26 pm »
  A sci-fi (and unfortuantely a tiny but romantic) book. It's about in the near future where parasitic aliens have taken almost the whole human race and basically live in a now-improved human civilisation, basically post invasion of the body snatchers. The actual plot is about when a parasite (or soul) is inserted into a member of the human resistance, however the human mind refuses to leave the body.

Wikipedia Article. Remember not to read the plot secion if you're interested.

So yeah, I really loved this book.


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Re: The Host
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2008, 03:52:13 pm »
Reminds me of a short story I read once. It was something about brain parasites that took over the mind of its host every once in a while, and the person would have no or little memory of what happened. Usually they did things that screwed up the lives of the people. I think it was in Orson Scott Card's collection called keeper of dreams, and it was called vessel.

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Re: The Host
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2008, 01:02:18 pm »
intresting set up.. too bad the plot has been beaten to death.

invasion of the body snatchers
animorphs
stargate
star trak
the puppet masters
etc..

same old story thrown into a another view point.

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Re: The Host
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2008, 06:02:57 am »
It's a bit different mainly because it's in the invaders point of view.
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Re: The Host
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2008, 06:10:07 am »
Applegate has done that as well, the whole Visser book is from a Yeerk's perspective, if I remember correctly.

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Re: The Host
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2008, 04:02:27 pm »
Applegate has done that as well, the whole Visser book is from a Yeerk's perspective, if I remember correctly.

Those were good books.
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