by Dan Reilly the Great is an Alternate History Web Original
story series of AlternateHistory.com
Starting in the spring of 1986, a Horde of Alien Locusts
made landfall in southern Afghanistan in the midst of the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan
. The conflict escalates
following humanity's first "victory" against the invaders when a second
alien race from a different dimension also invade. While the world plunge into turmoil, a mysterious group that falsely presents itself as working for the U.S. government has been conducting an excavation of a city in Antarctica, a city which predates recorded human history.
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Provides Examples Of:
- Alien Invasion
- And I Must Scream: This is the fate of any living humans or animals that are captured and face assimilation by the bozorg.
- Anyone Can Die
- Cold War
- Everybody's Dead, Dave / Sole Survivor: Textbook example of CIA Agent Adam Melborne's first encounter with the bozorg.
- Historical-Domain Character
- Hope Spot: Humanity manage to 'jam' the bozorg teleportation capabilities, but it only serves to annoy a highly technological alien race from a different dimension to invade Earth and proving to be every bit of a major threat as the bozorgs.
- Horde of Alien Locusts / Planet Looters: The bozorg, short for tāziyāne-ye bozorg, which is Pashtun for "great scourge".
- Loads and Loads of Characters
- Mêlée à Trois: Humanity vs. the bozorg vs. the Enigmas (the second alien race).
- Mysterious Antarctica: The Antarctic city exhibits signs of extensive usage of non-euclidean geometry, as well as evidence of very grizzly cultural customs from torture to incredibly painful forms of human sacrifice.
- Nuke 'em: Subverted. The nuclear option was strongly suggested earlier against the bozorg in which the Soviet Union did against the Afghanistan infestation which only results in the bozorg hivemind redirect the nuclear energy from the explosion and use it in the formation of a teleportation portal (see Weaponized Teleportation) which instantly transports the explosion itself to a distant location. In this case, they redirect it to Madrid, Spain.
- However, the Soviets avoid the same mistake by detonating eighty one nuclear warheads at ground level to temporarily stop the numerous breaches by the bozorg on the Soviet Army lines in Operation Harvest Drizzle.
- Episode 36. Black Wednesday.'Nuff said.
- Reds with Rockets
- Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan
- Starfish Aliens
- Tank Goodness
- The Eighties
- The Swarm
- War Is Hell
- Weaponized Teleportation: The bozorg hivemind possesses the ability to access an alternate dimension which it can use as a means of communicating with other hive minds across both interstellar and intergalactic distances. This allows it to increase its own cognitive abilities as well as request additional logistical support from more well established infestations. They also can redirect fission or fusion based weapon which instantly transports the explosion itself to a distant location.
- We Are Struggling Together: Justifiably given that the story sets in the late years of the Cold War and the Warsaw Pact is already in a precarious state. Regardless, many human nations are working together to deal with the invasions.
- X Meets Y: It's much similar to Swarm on the Somme, but set during the Cold War.
- Zerg Rush