THE BITE OF MONSTERS Author:Dennis O'Neil The older Noah grew, the colder the touch of the keepers seemed. A pair of them would enter the creche--the nothing-color hissing away to pass them--and put an ivory tube against his arm or throat, or skull, and there would be a hot tingling, gone before they moved on to the next child. Sleep would come, and when he awoke, he would be...differ... more »ent. Falls did not hurt as much. He could run longer, faster, without losing breath. He saw more, heard more: could distinguish a single voice from a babble. One particular voice he learned to listen for especially. It belonged to a creche-mate named Zane.
"Serpies"-snakelike invaders- considered Earthmen fit only as subjects for weird scientific experiments. Noah, with Jane at his side, organized an underground resistance league. They traveled the length and breadth of America, fighting off bands of merauders. In California, they found the Patriots-self-tyled interpreters and dangerous defenders of the American Way-worse, even than the Serpies. Sometimes Noah lost hope of a return to sanity.« less