A Case for a Classic, December 27, 1999
Reviewer: "warriorchick" (Washington DC)
The War against the Chtorr series of books was first published in the mid eighties. At a later point, the incomplete series was rereleased with a few changes. I first read the first three novels in a single hardback collection that I borrowed from a friend's house, and loved it. At the time, I was unaware that David Gerrold had also written "the Trouble with Tribbles." This set has been with me through multiple moves, and is the last book I will read this millenium. This series has not become dated--in fact, many of the thoughts remain refreshingly new. David has created a very complete world that is easy to enjoy. The characterizations are complex, the plot engaging, and along with the intense descriptions combine to present a seamless experience. However, the series remains unfinished, so ultimately, you must resolve the fate of the world yourself.
Book 2 in the War Against the Chtorr series. The author takes the series to the next level. Outstanding read after Book 1.
Volume 2 of "The war Against the Chtorr" series. Outstanding! David Gerrold is one of my favorites and this series one of his best.
From the back of the book - the unforgettable saga that began with A Matter for Men here continues the adventures of Jim McCarthy, peacetime soldier and scientist, as he serves with the Special Forces in the increasingly desparate war against the Chtorran invaders who seek, by restructuring Eath's ecology, to 'terraform' our planet to an alien design. Nothing less than a blowtorch can kill the thousand pound, wormlike, man eating Chtorrans . . . .