Robert McCammon makes a triumphant return to the epic horror and apocalyptic tone reminiscent of his books ''Swan Song'' and ''Stinger'' in this gripping new novel, ''The Border'', a saga of an Earth devastated by a war between two marauding alien civilizations. But it is not just the living... show more
Robert McCammon makes a triumphant return to the epic horror and apocalyptic tone reminiscent of his books ''Swan Song'' and ''Stinger'' in this gripping new novel, ''The Border'', a saga of an Earth devastated by a war between two marauding alien civilizations.
But it is not just the living ships of the monstrous Gorgons or the motion-blurred shock troops of the armored Cyphers that endanger the holdouts in the human bastion of Panther Ridge. The world itself has turned against the handful of survivors, as one by one they succumb to despair and suicide or, even worse, are transformed by otherworldly pollution into hideous Gray Men, cannibalistic mutants driven by insatiable hunger. Into these desperate circumstances comes an amnesiac teenaged boy who names himself Ethan--a boy who must overcome mistrust and suspicion to master unknowable powers that may prove to be the last hope for humanity's salvation. Those same powers make Ethan a threat to the warring aliens, long used to fearing only each other, and thrust him and his comrades into ever more perilous circumstances.
Publish date: 2015-05-25
Publisher: Subterranean Press
Pages no: 456
Edition language: English
Average sci-fi entertainment that is marred by a particularly weak "it was all a dream" type ending. We don't even get to shed any tears, none, and all those shed along the way were wasted. I found the characters tepid by McCammon standards and the scenario and plot, while showing early signs of inn...
As a HUGE Robert McCammon fan, I was beyond excited when I read that he was writing an epic science-fiction/horror book. (I will probably faint when I finally get the signed copy I ordered from Cemetery Dance.) Overall, The Border did live up to my expectations. The characters here were all well...
I came really late to the game as far as Robert McCammon is concerned. I read my first novel of his, Mystery Walk, at the beginning of this year and have since read six of his books, including The Border. So I'm still a relatively new fan, but this book made me want to continue the journey into his ...
Well shit. I didn't make it very far with this one. There are aliens and spaceships. Fuck. I hate aliens and spaceships. I tried to stick it out, because....well, because it's McCammon man, but I hate aliens and spaceships almost as much as I hate wizards and dragons. Bummer man. Major bummer. Maybe...