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For Writers: Interspecies Warfare

FOR WRITERS

Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer Jim Comer:

Interspeces warfare is portrayed in most SF as being like war between (human) nations.  But wars between species on Earth (such as black and brown rats or between native and Africanized bees) isn’t fought that way, and seldom ends other than with extinction.  Sheffield’s Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Baxter’s Xeelee series give examples of wars between humans and aliens who range from the damn strange to the totally incomprehensible.  Have you used this concept in your work? If you have, how did characters view it?  What reaction did your readers have?

Writers: This is a writer chat – you are welcome to share your own book/link, as long as it fits the chat, but please do so as part of a discussion about the topic.

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