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Book Note: Wen Spencer, Alien Taste

I read this book about 12-Jul-2005. This is the first time I've read this book. The book is copyright 2001. This note was last modified Wednesday, 03-Aug-2005 17:13:49 PDT.

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Copyright is by "Wendy Kosak". This is an "aliens among us" book. Their spaceship is stranded on mars, with its shields up, and the bad ones are sending the mars rover to it to disable the shields so they can wake the rest of the soldiers and complete the conquest.

The aliens are quite incredible. Um, that's "not credible". The abilit to take on the shape and much of the cellular structure of any other organism, and the ability to perform DNA analysis from small samples they touch, stuff like that. But the abilities are reasonably consistent, she doesn't pull rabbits out of hats at crucial moments, so I just accept the abilities and go on.

There's also a "raised by wolves" scenario that's almost credible. The child isn't human, actually, he's one of the aliens, and he grew up apart from either group; with the wolves. For a hundred years of some such.

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