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"I myself feel that our country, for whose Constitution I fought in a just war, might as well have been invaded by Martians and body snatchers."
- Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Nightmask  
  Night vision mask (similar to a diving mask) with an infrared light source.  

The inhabitants of the Hive seldom venture above ground in the daylight; some are poorly equipped to encounter other humans. But night is a good time to sweep the grounds near the entrance for food - and for intruders.

Old Harvey led his troop from a concealed perimeter exit at the northern edge of the Hive... the troop emerged into the night. They were lightly clad in dark gray and the night was cold...Each carried a stunwand and wore a night-vision mask with a powerful infrared emitter (of Hive manufacture) around its rim. They looked like a troop of skin divers and the wands were like strange double-ended spears.
From Hellstrom's Hive, by Frank Herbert.
Published by Bantam Books in 1972
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The weapons that Herbert provides the Hive members serve to build the sense of strange, alien creatures who - in going above ground - are entering a realm that is strange to them.

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