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  • His early work, especially the cause célèbre "The Elementary Particles," is really less a novel than a treatise on biological determinism, full of ex cathedra pronouncements about the bestiality of human nature and showy pornography meant to illustrate man's mindless, insect-like urge to copulate.

    Reflections on Self-Regard

  • Human colonists have developed tenuous relations with the locals: the Ariekei, a winged, insect-like race with two mouths that speak simultaneously.

    A Literary Shape-Shifter

  • I'm talking about the insect-like, nasty ass space monsters we think will invade Earth.

    Ari Solomon: Alien Nation

  • Best of all are Theo Jansen's amazing self-powered insect-like structures that seem to be alive as they walk across a beach.

    Tonight's TV highlights

  • The lonely voyager through the cosmos finds world after world, some worlds inhabited by races of bird-clouds, some by insect-like creatures, each of whose swarms form the bodies of a single mind.

    The stars of modern SF pick the best science fiction

  • Longtime Mad Dog customers were taken aback by the young men fist-pumping while digital swarms of an insect-like race called "Zerg" battled the humanoid "Protoss" on the bar's TVs.

    Geeks Beat Jocks as Bar Fight Breaks Out Over Control of the TV

  • There is a touch of Buñuel's The Exterminating Angel here and also Claude Chabrol and his trained ethnographer's beady eye for insect-like behaviour as he surveys various strains of bourgeois depravity.

    Roman Polanski's Carnage is a joyously unpleasant film

  • We look around to see if we can fashion a stretcher from tree branches and our packs, but the insect-like vegetation isn't sturdy enough for poles.

    Richard Bangs: Following Brad and Angelina to Namibia, Part II

  • An insect-like creature appeared on the whiteboard.

    Elegance « A Fly in Amber

  • What if mankind – in the shape of a skinny scientist given to verbal gurning, Professor Cavor (Mark Gatiss), and a pompous, greedy chancer, Julius Bedford (Rory Kinnear) – made a giant leap in 1909, only to find insect-like creatures, Selenites, living on the Moon?

    Tonight's TV highlights

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