Storm Over Warlock - Forerunner, Bk 1 Author:Andre Norton The Thtog task force struck the Terran survey camp without warning a few minutes after dawn, in a fully reconnoitered and deadly precise attack. Only a single cowering man, flattened on a ledge in the heights above, was witness to the eyesearing lances of energy lashing back and forth across the base with methodical accuracy. And he knew that wh... more »en the last of these yellow-red bolts fell, nothing would be left alive.
So Shann Lantee was the only terran left, alone and weponless, on the strange and hostile world of Warlock - prey to both the aliens of Warlock and the aliens from space.« less
The is a classic SCI-Fi Space Opera by Andre Norton.
I read the long out of print Ace Pocket book 40C F-109 1960.
a very early "alien Life" story, which pits earthlings against
a mysterous race of insect like beings, on a far flung Outpost
world, which both races want. For various reasons (spoilers)
neither race is whole successful in their colonization plans
for this world "Warlock".
Timeless, even though this book was written in the 50's
it holds up well, without any modern concept drop out,
which is often an issue for older sci-fi stories.