Dawn of the Hives

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Human civilization has proven its ability to terrorize, its weaknesses and its ineffectiveness throughout history. The planet is in peril. Simply stated, things cannot go on as such, or they could not have. A group of elites have secretly come together and created compounds called Hives, which have proven effective in alleviating several problems, but at what price? Only Eleven Sectors remain part of the free world while the rest of civilization lives in Hives, or horrors of horrors, as the Freers, or an army of rebels, claim. The destiny of mankind hangs in the balance of a number of threats not only from the Hives, but dangers from advanced alien civilizations. Who will win? Will humanity’s soul be triumphant or has the time of the human race passed?
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  • By Hazen Wardle
    Jan 7, 2013
    Unlike most maggots, unbeknownst to her, maggot 53 has long life ahead of her. 53 is her name, for all in the hive arere numbered and not named. Unity, perfection, equality, and names indicated individuality, something that was shunned. For 500 years humanity struggled to fight against the hives, a culture that had slowly built up over the decades, built on the model of bees—and that was the set hierarchy: Maggot, Bee, Queen, and Master Hive. Few rarely made it beyond the level of maggot due termination if any sort of imperfection surfaced, and 53 was determined to be nothing short of perfect. Eventually her skills are recognized and she is promoted to the rank of bee and given the task of engineer. Again her skills are recognized, and she is given the dangerous task of infiltrating a community of Freers, humans still living outside the hive world, free from the forced life of the hive, striving to fight the hive and return humanity to its former way of life. While in the world of the... More > Freers 53 is forced to become one of them; she takes a human name, and she is faced with human emotions, something she has spent her entire life ignoring and forcing from her system. 53 struggles with her repressed humanity, even after her mission has ended and declared a blinding success—the Master hives used the knowledge gained from her experiences to nearly wipe out all of the remaining free humans. But, will humanity survive a near extinction? What of 53? Will she be able to fight off human emotions, or will she succumb and join them? Dawn of the Hives reads like Octavia Butler’s Brood series, and will have you examining your own morals and beliefs. Definitely a page turner.< Less
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January 4, 2013
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