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Literature / The Parasite War

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The Parasite War is a science fiction novel by author Tim Sullivan. It centers on a group of human renegades fighting to survive in the aftermath of an Alien Invasion of protoplasmic aliens. It's similar in some respects to the ever-popular zombie apocalypse genre, but the virus is alien in origin and eventually eats the humans it infects while they search for other humans to feed on in the meantime.


  • Apocalypse How: Planetary/Societal Collapse
  • Ate His Gun: Alex tries this after realizing he's infected, but it fails because the colloid fought him.
  • Ghost City: Philadelphia, after the colloids all leave.
  • Hopeless War: Seems this way for a while. The other people the original grop encounters verbalize it several times. But they get proven wrong.
  • Touched by Vorlons: Alex and Jo retain telepathic abilities with each other after the colloids leave them.