Into the Looking Glass

Into the Looking Glass

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Baker & Taylor
An investigation into a mammoth explosion that led to the destruction of the the University of Central Florida and much of the surrounding countryside leads physicist William Weaver and Navy SEAL Command Master Chief Robert Miller to the discovery of a series of interdimensional gateways, one of which is disgorging demonic alien visitors intent on annihilating all life on Earth.

Blackwell North Amer
When a 60 kiloton nuclear explosion destroys the University of Central Florida, terrorism is the first suspect. But terorrist don't generally leave doorways to another world in their wake. Or, rather, a generator of doorways to multiple other worlds.
With time of the essence, the Secretary of Defense scrounges up the nearest physicist with a high level security clearance. With doctorates in everything from nuclear physics to electrical engineering, William Weaver, PhD, is the egghead's egghead. On the other hand, with skills in everything from mountain biking to screaming electric guitar, he's also fast enough and tough enough to survive when the alien gates start disgorging "demons."
As a snap decision, he appears to be the perfect choice, smart, tough and capable. Now if he could only patch things up with his girlfriend, get his boss off his back and get his cellphone bill paid. Oh, yeah, and figure out why the heck these gates keep opening. Okay, so sometimes he's got priority issues.
As the gates spread and evil aliens spread with them, it is up to Weaver and SEAL Command Master Chief Miller to find a way to stop the proliferation and close the hostile gates. The problem being that the only way they can see to save the earth is to destroy it. Then there's not going to be any more girlfriends or bosses.

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Investigating a mammoth explosion that destroyed the University of Central Florida, physicist William Weaver and Navy SEAL Robert Miller discover demonic alien visitors intent on annihilating all life on Earth.

Simon and Schuster
The experiment opened a gateway to the stars-and Hell's own spawn was on the other side. Science fiction adventure by the author of the New York Times best sellers When the Devil Dances and Hell's Faire.

When a 60-kiloton explosion destroyed the University of Central Florida, and much of the surrounding countryside, the authorities first thought that terrorists had somehow obtained a nuclear weapon. But there was no radiation detected, and, when physicist Dr. William Weaver and Navy SEAL Command Master Chief Robert Miller were sent to investigate, they found that in the center of the destruction, where the University's physics department used to be, was an interdimensional gateway to... somewhere. An experiment in subatomic physics had produced a very unexpected effect. Furthermore, other gateways were appearing all over the world-and one of them immediately began disgorging demonic visitors intent on annihilating all life on Earth and replacing it with their own. Other, apparently less hostile, aliens emerged from other gateways, and informed Weaver and Miller that the demonic invaders-the name for them that humans could most easily pronounce was the "Dreen"-were a deadly blight across the galaxy, occupying planet after planet after wiping out all native life. Now it would be Earth's turn, unless Weaver and Miller could find a way to close the gateways. If they failed, the less belligerent aliens would face the regrettable necessity of annihilating the entire Earth to save their own worlds. . . .

Publisher: Riverdale, NY : Baen Books ; New York : Distributed by Simon & Schuster, 2005
ISBN: 9780743498807
0743498801
Characteristics: 278 p. ; 25 cm

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mammothhawk229e
Sep 27, 2017

Chuckled at observation like roll sanity check on Quantum Physics or Lovecraft's Chutlu.
Ditto the gun toting rednecks to save the police against aliens though Higgs Boson particles gate.

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Sabre3
Mar 24, 2016

This is a thoroughly enjoyable read. The threat is apocalyptic; the battle heroic, even epic; the humour is laced through out; the aliens are very alien, yet familiar. Brilliant storytelling by a master.

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