A Call to Arms (The Damned, Book 1) by Alan Dean Foster PDF

By Alan Dean Foster

ISBN-10: 0345358554

ISBN-13: 9780345358554

For eons, the Amplitur had searched area for clever species, every one of which was once joyously welcomed to participate within the success of the Amplitur goal. no matter if it desired to or now not. while the Amplitur and their allies stumbled upon the races referred to as the Weave, the aim appeared poised for a superb breakthrough. however the Weave's marvelous cohesion additionally gave it the power to struggle the Amplitur and their reason. And struggle it did -- for hundreds of thousands of years.

Will Dulac was once a brand new Orleans composer who notion the tiny reef off Belize may be the ideal spot to drop anchor and end his newest symphony in solitude. What he came upon in its place was once a gaggle of alien viewers -- a scouting get together for the Weave, having a look. for allies between what they believed to be a uniquely warlike race: Humans.
Will attempted to persuade the extraterrestrial beings that guy was once essentially peaceable, for he understood that Human involvement could ruin the race. yet all too quickly, it didn't subject. The Amplitur had chanced on Earth...
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The fleet of the Peoples had reached the Sspari home system. The Sspari had tried to stop them near an impressive three-ringed gas giant, where the fleet had phased out of Underspace. Now they had been pushed back to their homeworld. The Commander observed it through the towering transparent wall. A lovely world, all brown and green. Soon the command staff would be able to view it in person. One-who-Decides was honored to direct this final assault force. Mottled orange hide rippled fluidly. It was always an emotional moment when a new species was brought to the Purpose.

Have I not said that we speak always the truth? The message must be conveyed. It is horrid that many had to die to allow that. ” The alien did not try to conceal his satisfaction. “It did not surprise us, and it pleases us. We regret the loss of any individual intelligence in a universe of millions of worlds inhabited by perhaps thousands of intelligences. ” “You really are a strange bunch,” Prinac commented, scratching his long upper lip. ” “Fanaticism and dedication are terms whose parameters could be argued endlessly.

Still the Amplitur failed to understand. “There is no slavery, as you call this thing, within the Purpose. ” “But you are not equal. You Amplitur are in control, whether by virtue of the fact that this ‘Purpose’ is your creation or through your ability to project telepathically. You control and the rest are subject to you. ” One-who-Decides spoke, resorting to words for the aesthetic effect. “You there! Scomatt, third officer of the Crigolit. I am One-who-Decides. ” “Of course not,” said the Crigolit.

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