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Phase IV Triumphant from a fifteen thousand year battle in space a bolt of energy reached the third planet of a Class B star A new life force spawned seven grey towers in the Arizona desert Now from out of t

  • Title: Phase IV
  • Author: Barry N. Malzberg
  • ISBN: 9780671777104
  • Page: 451
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Triumphant from a fifteen thousand year battle in space, a bolt of energy reached the third planet of a Class B star A new life force spawned seven grey towers in the Arizona desert.Now, from out of their dark mysteries marches a new breed of killer ants to herald the dawn of Phase IVIn their path wait two men, a frightened girl and the resources of modern science ManTriumphant from a fifteen thousand year battle in space, a bolt of energy reached the third planet of a Class B star A new life force spawned seven grey towers in the Arizona desert.Now, from out of their dark mysteries marches a new breed of killer ants to herald the dawn of Phase IVIn their path wait two men, a frightened girl and the resources of modern science Mankind s first line of defense and its lastNovelization based on a story and screenplay by Mayo Simon.

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    1. Barry N. Malzberg

      He has also published as Mike Barry thriller suspense K.M O Donnell science fiction fantasy Mel Johnson adult Howard Lee martial arts TV tie ins Lee W Mason adult Claudine Dumas adult Francine di Natale adult Gerrold Watkins adult Eliot B RestonBarry Malzberg lives with his wife and daughter in Manhattan and is worried about having recently reached the ominous age of seventy.Mr Malzberg s first hardcover novels, Oracle of the Thousand Hands and Screen are seriously intentioned works which, according to the author, were neither fun to write nor fun in retrospect Major influences on his work in no particular order are Norman Mailer, J.D Salinger, Saul Bellow, James Agee, Vladimir Nabokov, Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Nikolai Gogol.Not quite The major major influences upon the author s seriously intentioned hardcover novels, as well as eight paperbacks done for the Olympia Press America between 1968 and 1973 were really Jayne Mansfield, Natalie Wood, Hope Lange, repentance, desire, lust, resentment, ambition and the collected opi of the Four Coins, Four Preps, Four Seasons and the Belmonts Dion, too Heady stuff for the kid, though, writing for Nabokov s publisher, citing Gogol and Dostoyevsky as influences I recommend this experience to everyone having real or even slight pretensions to artistry The New Olympia Reader

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    1. O how I love me some B-movie schlock; it just gets me all warm and fuzzy inside. PHASE IV is a perfect example. Written as a novelization, PHASE IV is the story of how some cosmic entity, bent on destroying humanity, comes to earth to rectify that humans evolved and other creatures did not. Of all the creatures that this cosmic monster could have chosen: lions, tigers, bears (oh, my), komodo dragons, giant-mutant-crabs, birds (wink, wink), it chose: ants. Let me say that again. This super monste [...]


    2. One of those stories that could only come out of the 70's. Subtle, and strange, alien ants mass to start controlling the human race. Everything here is practical effects (not CGI), and the implications are fantastically bizarre. Worth a watch and a read.


    3. Weird and cerebral sci fi about alien intelligence coming to earth and melding with ants in order to take over the world.


    4. Aliens invading earth by using ants as vessels, a group of scientist must work out how to kill the ants to prevent the invasion. It's an OK read but I hated the format and the fragmented writing. Only read it because of the movie adaptation.


    5. One of the first Scifi books I read as a child5th grade, I think. Have read it twice now. A vintage movie from the 70's to follow after reading. This is a hardcore science fiction story. Ants versus scientists. Of course, Mankind doesn't have a chanceor does he??? Lots of fun this one.


    6. Weird and cerebral sci fi about alien intelligence coming to earth and melding with ants in order to take over the world.


    7. Pros: Some nice writing at times. Good core concept. A few great scenes.Cons: Some really flat and clunky writing at times. Really shows how weak the script was that Maltzberg was working off of. Stupid twists. Bizarre characterizations as trained scientists act like morons right out of the gate. Poor science. Very misogynistic treatment of the female character, with all the men having constant thoughts of ravishing her as she longs to be ravished. Seems interested in exploring things from the a [...]


    8. It's a good read, but nothing too influential. My favourite thing was realizing why Bethesda named the character in Fallout 3 who deals with the ants, Lesko. Haha! Decifering easter eggs is very good!


    9. Wonderful story of how aliens infiltrated the earth by contacting the ants and making them a leetle bit smarter. Calculated to take humans down a peg. Basis of the even more wonderful movie!


    10. Intelligent ants. I don't know. It wasn't horribly written or anything but just not that compelling. I thought the movie was worse, though.



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