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First Cousin Brother Reen, chief of staff, is not happy about the rioters outside, or the graffiti by the West Wing stairs, or his secretary's brightly colored new blouse. Humans are chaotic. So many crises now, and so little time left. Germany plans to invade China, but President Womack is more interested in attending seances and ordering pizza. Cousins have been kidnappeFirst Cousin Brother Reen, chief of staff, is not happy about the rioters outside, or the graffiti by the West Wing stairs, or his secretary's brightly colored new blouse. Humans are chaotic. So many crises now, and so little time left. Germany plans to invade China, but President Womack is more interested in attending seances and ordering pizza. Cousins have been kidnapped, but all the FBI and CIA do is accuse each other. Tali and even the Sleep Master are furious with Reen. His beloved Marian still cannot forgive him for ruining her life. But Angela - Angela is Reen's greatest worry. For what world awaits her, their Cousin-human daughter, when both Cousins and humans are no more? Patricia Anthony mixes Washington politics and the numbing horror of mind control to tell a tale, at once comical and dark, of treachery, guilt, and self-sacrificing love....

Title : Brother Termite
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ISBN : 9780441001873
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 261 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Brother Termite Reviews

  • Umberto Rossi
    2018-10-31 17:04

    It's simply one of those science-fiction novels that are too complex and passionate for certain sci-fi fans, and too science-fictional for more sophisticated readers (or better, those readers who believe they're too sophisticated for sci-fi, and don't know s--t about science-fiction). Unluckily. It's one of the best American novels I've ever read, and it says so much, maybe too much, about how much men (I mean males) owe women, about what role women really play in your life, and teaches truths most men (I mean males) are too stupid to understand (and don't think for a moment that I'm a woman; I'm not). A real masterpiece, and I may bet my 20 euros, maybe even 30, that the day comes when this will be taught in colleges and be part of the American lit canon. The prophet has spoken.

  • Kerry
    2018-10-24 19:16

    Hmm. This was odd, for sure. I took way too long to read it, though -- it was in my bathroom so I read it only sporadically, and it took me two and half months. I may have felt differently had I read it at a normal rate.Anyway. It was an interesting perspective on an "alien invasion," but there were so many weird things going on that never really went anywhere. Like, what was up with the medium? And it felt like she had all these weird biological facts about the aliens, but I didn't think that they all gelled together by the end. Or again, maybe they did but I didn't make the connections myself because I was reading it too slowly, and forgetting things. (That also may have been my problem with the political stuff, as that seemed overly convoluted for no reason as well.)

  • Tor.com Publishing
    2018-10-16 14:56

    A gem that deserves far more consideration. The West Wing with grey aliens, if you'd like. Dwells between speaking to the human condition & the sentient condition through the lens of alienation, & an alien nation. Plus, sinister baby food! --MK

  • Dave Sticher
    2018-11-07 16:22

    In its own quiet little way, this is one of the most disturbing books I've ever read.

  • Elliott
    2018-10-27 19:00

    Brother Termite is a genetic grafting of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy with Philip K. Dick's paranoia, and the X-Files. There is literally no science fiction like it on this planet and even if there were none would be so daring as to tell it from the alien's perspective and to do it so well.

  • Jim
    2018-10-20 13:13

    THEY ARE AMONG US. In this 1993 book, the aliens are here on Earth--and it's definitely not a secret. Reen is a "Gray," a small gray-skinned alien having a huge head with big black eyes--and he is the White House chief of staff. This is an alien invasion story crossed with a political thriller- and it works as an exciting narrative as well as being thought-provoking science fiction. We follow Reen as he plays his political power games with the FBI and the CIA. And, increasingly, he's playing politics with others of his alien species. As the alien plan unfolds, we see that their biggest problem is--becoming too human. Reen is certainly one of the most interesting aliens since Mr.Spock...

  • MB (What she read)
    2018-11-15 15:19

    Not for me. I tried but just couldn't get into it. I don't think the set-up/world was explained very well initially. (I am not a huge Sci Fi buff, so maybe that's why I "didn't get it".) But, after all, I just wasn't invested enough to finish the book. I read the first few chapters and the last few then quit.

  • Thomas Knowles
    2018-10-16 19:05

    This is a new release from Event Horizon EBooks, an e-book reprint of the original 1993 Harcourt Brace & Company printed edition. Note that the rating is posted by the publisher.

  • Anthony Faber
    2018-11-12 12:16

    I read this a while ago, but didn't remember it. A political thriller with aliens that weren't quite believable.

  • Devero
    2018-10-28 18:00

    Un romanzo decisamente intrigante, ma troppo negativo nell'atteggiamento di fondo. Alcune idee decisamente buone, una scrittura scorrevole, ma la negatività che lo permea lascia la bocca molto amara.

  • Dana
    2018-11-06 18:11

    So very odd. So very good.

  • Robert
    2018-10-24 14:08

    A choppy thriller. The main character was interesting and well developed. I enjoyed the world building the author created with her aliens.

  • Jim
    2018-10-24 12:59

    Pitch perfect! The first book I ever read by Anthony and I was hooked. Wish she was more well known, an imaginative and gifted writer.

  • Jeremy
    2018-10-28 15:07

    It was odd, though probably a good odd.I really like the concept of loving what you're killing, it does make dilemmas much more poignant, I find.

  • Pete
    2018-11-14 18:08

    An amazing novel