A Matter For Men (War Against the Chtorr, Book 1) by David Gerrold

By David Gerrold

With the human inhabitants ravaged by way of a chain of devastating plagues, the alien Chtorr arrive to start the ultimate section in their invasion. while many on the earth deny their life, the large wormlike carnivores organize the realm for the last word violation--the enslavement of humanity for food!

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Fair is a teaching-game. Fair is a box I drew. Should I have used all I had and discouraged you? Now the walls are down, minnow. " Duun nodded slowly. Thorn picked up his bowl to eat. Set it back then, with a soft click of the spoon against the bowl and looked up at him. "Yes," Duun said. "It would be good to wonder what's in the food. Wouldn't it? Eat, minnow. I give you that grace. " Thorn edged back on the riser, set his leg over the edge. "You said no quarter. " Thorn got to his feet and walked across the sand, gathered up his weapons from the shelf, his cloak from beside the door.

When I lost the most of my hand, I thought I would never play. I recovered that. Other things I lost. You gain no virtue from loss you never know. There will never be love, Thorn. Never. " Thorn picked it up, bowed his head till his eyes were hid. "I tell you," Duun said in the low beat of the strings, the counterpoint of the drum. "There's always something left to lose. When you think there's nothing more you're a fool, Thorn; there's something till you're dead. And after that— gods know. " Thorn looked up.

He had no strength left. His knees ached with the struggle with the water and the rocks, his bones ached with the chill: his joints grew loose and ached and strained with the sudden turn of river stones. The cold got into his bones and set him shivering. (Can one die of livhl? ) His ankle turned; he saved himself from a plunge in icy water, waded to the shore, his arms and the legs under him jerking with shivers like drugged spasms. ) No quarter. None. Downhill again. *** The sun went past zenith.

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