Mother of Insects


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Even until many years later, Lin Xi would still dream.

In his dream, he was just an ordinary person, his companions didn’t die, they didn’t turn into terrible monsters.

Helios didn’t have a positioning error, it never lost its coordinates in vast space, nor did it have to make a crash landing on that mysterious planet.

However, when he opened his eyes and faced the creatures surrounding him —

— Those compound crimson eyes, that horrifying elytra and that armour… and the thick pheromones lingering in the air —

Lin Xi would wake up once again.

His dreams will always be just dreams.

And his reality is still as cruel as ever.

He is no longer human. He is their Gyne, the Queen of Worms, and the Mother of Insects.


At the same time, he is also His only and eternal love.

“You know that you can never be that person, you’re just…”

“I’m just a bug in his skin, my dear, I know what you have to say, but so what? Except for me, you have no other choice in this space.” Xavier smiled and flapped his wings, he tilted his head and said to Lin Xi. “Of course, you can also choose to raise another King Insect… hiss… but even then, you still need to be with me, right?”

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New Evesneon rated it
February 6, 2024
Status: c41
WOW. Only 1/4 into the novel and I'm stoked. Too exciting for me!

(I put 5 ⭐ but it accidentally gave me 1 😭😭😭

And insects... are not the first time that would come to mind for being cute. In fact, it's almost never!! Author Sama has a twisted sense of taste... But great writing nevertheless
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New M.M.F.Z rated it
February 4, 2024
Status: Completed
I recommand it. This novel is amazing & hair raising specialy for me who can't take insects while reading this I was cheking around for c*ckroaches and spiders🪳🕷🪳 it scared me still I loved number one🦋 he was the sweetest the charactors were lovely like mc's brother and sister in law and how they accepted MC even though he was not human

What I liked to see was for them to go to another planet and make zerg kingdom with better tecnology (I'm not on human side actully in this novel... more>> sorry😒😒) I didn't want them to stay on earth even though the auther did great job in reasoning

What made me sad in this novel is captain scripps story that one is a real tragedy and made me mad

(May contain spoiler)

I get that he was born and trained for mankind but by becoming mother of insects he could have a family that loved him and wouldn't mind dying for him but what did he do?! He made his children and his king reaseach material it was heartbreaking and maddening 🤬🤬his king of insects was the only charactor that made an appearance in one scene and still made me cry😭. He was the worst to those who really cared for him (insects) and worked for humans I really hated him even if he's supposed to be a hero I can't accept his choices😡😡 <<less
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PastTimer rated it
January 13, 2023
Status: Completed
PastTimer here!

I love loveee this novel very much, although it always tries to confuse me haha, it's mainly divided into three arcs all of which are wonderfully dived into. The body horror is real, and although there are often always comedic and dramatic undertones, this is a horror novel through and through, it almost made me throw up several times! :D

The story takes place on a mysterious planet called as192, where the crew with the MC crashlands with their ship Helios. In the setting, Earth is already very technologically advanced... more>> and has succeeded in communicating with other life in the universe (MC's job is teaching at the Earth-Moon Union University, which implies that humans already live on the Moon).

Their ally, the Suna (a hippie, insect-loving race from far away) suddenly all fell into insanity for no apparent reason, and their ship Helios are smugglers looting the Suna planet.

About the ML

The sypnosis couldn't be more disconnected from the plot, in fact, the plot seemed to have been changed several times during the production, the author says this herself too.

The ML is raised by the MC from a baby caterpillar, he's somewhat similar to Munster (a character from her other work) in that he can go through rapid evolution and body manipulation (which often results in disgusting visuals) but it should be said that ML is an absolute sweetheart, he's so caring and sweet, and just about the biggest softie (ok maybe exaggeration)

BTW, he's a god


This novel explores less human morality, and more the Eldritch truth, from brief alternate timelines to lessons from the past, and how feeble but strong humans are in the scope of the universe. It's a very exciting, entertaining, toe-curling novel that won't let you sleep at night!

5/5 <<less
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takame rated it
January 19, 2023
Status: Completed
First of all I'm afraid of creepy crawlies lol. So I'm actually very reluctant to start this novel. When I discovered that it was done by Pasttimer, I tried to continue on as I usually ended up liking her choice of stories (to translate).

The first arc definitely has all the ingredients of a perfect horror film: Getting lost in nowhere, spaceship stucked for some reason, a boss that is increasingly weirder day by day and finally the people around you starts missing. I never thought I'll be able to go... more>> through it but I just did. I'm thankful I was still able to read it alone at night LOL. But its definitely gory. And Idk but I fare better in the body modification plot in the second arc. From there I got obsessed reading. Actually, even if the author did not say it straight, everything about them screams "zerg" from evolution to habits. In other stories, the heroes usually destroy this mad, mindless Insect Matriarch who is solely all about production and galaxy domination. But this time, we get the POV from the other side, how it's like as a zerg. The author did a pretty good job of building the vast sci-fi world too while still keeping the dark and mysterious air since chapter 1. I dunno how many times I gagged from disgust. The gore was employed very well. It's not overdone and the creatures and the world the author weaved is creative.

Perhaps the author just wanted to avoid copyright issues thus she kept from mentioning "Zerg" (maybe just once or twice in the MTL) but aside from good ol' plain Starcraft elements, she did way more and expanded that world. The whole adventure gives a nostalgia of clearing up a horror video game. For being impressed, I will give 5*.

And oh, before I forget: Yes, there is romance but the distribution is tied very closely with the scifi plot (but will increase around the end). It more about MC experiencing character development; about accepting what he is but not succumbing to the old and weave his own unique destiny as Mother of Zergs


But the ending is still super sweet. (Please read the extras! The cubs' life are featured there) At the ending it shows that if the couple did not end up together for some reasons, say in the parallel world, the destruction of the world will still happen. So them falling inlove in this world had actually saved billions of lives.


PS: There are some extra chapters from the future episode (after the epilogue) that were scattered within the main story so that chapter might be confusing. Just skip them and return to it later after you finished. <<less
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youngmaster0 rated it
October 3, 2023
Status: Completed
Are you a monsterf*cker who isn't afraid of insects, has a transformation kink, and loves the Alien movies?

This is for you.

As one of the above who HATES insects, I managed to get through it. Taking a star off because I completed it via MTL and therefore can't give it a full review.

While the other reviewers are correct and

... more>>

the ML is a god


so is


the MC


It's complicated. There's a lot of eldritch stuff in this which is honestly kind of fantastic and well-done, even through the MTL. I really enjoyed reading it after I got over the bug thing.

Also added "evil protagonist" as a tag - even though it's really blue and orange morality, that's the best equivalent here, I think. <<less
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1Thedesertrose1 rated it
November 10, 2023
Status: --
Honestly, it's been years since I read a novel where I couldn't stop reading and thinking about it. This novel conveys the air that exists in the Alien films; in the film The thing; in predator films; I was surprised by how good the sci-fi mixed with horror is in this novel. In fact, don't believe the synopsis, ML is a little angel. The characters are not 2D, they are extremely charismatic, and so is the MC. This is one of the cases where the author really loves her story... more>> and did a good job! I felt like Ripley running away from a xenomorph! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ <<less
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January 16, 2024
Status: Completed
I really recommend this novel. The MC is pretty realistic in the sense and the horror is so good. I personally believe its the progression of the novel which is the best.

The first arc is more horror, then becomes more fantasy. The love between the main leads is actually really good and first the horror and pain the MC is subjected to is not glossed over and his emotions are seen. The progression of the mc's emotions to become the Mother is really well done.
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Nyaa.23 rated it
August 8, 2023
Status: Completed
Love it. I have a heavy taste. This one is quite good at keeping me full. We got a desperate MC doing all he can to survive n return back home but failing miserably. We love that. The we got a cutesy ML trying to woo MC n just being a ball of sunshine w the power of a nuclear bomb


Definitely a memorable piece. I mean MC that tyrned into half monster/insect. Tbh, not a big fan of insect, I just think of them as aliens. We also got some... more>> babies (through dubious consent??) Then a good ending

got even more babies when MC returned back home. MC n ML became an assassin couple. They eat the corpses for nutrition n getting rid of evidence 💀


Lovable ML. Bro molded his face to look like the person MC's got a crush on. A puppy type ML that listen to everything the MC told him to do.


There's not enought angst going around. Honestly in terms of realism in relation to MC's character; MC would have lost his mind like real cray cray. It doesn't help that the synopsis has this angsty tone to it.

A nice read but u could find angstier n down right pyschotic stories elsewhere <<less
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Hornyasfvck rated it
March 9, 2023
Status: Completed
Im loving this too much! Translator-sama already describe this as detailed as it can be. I just wanna say how good this novel is. Kinda confusing at first but we'll get there I believe. This is seriously such a great novel to read.

y'all will gonna love number 1 he is so freaking adorable and sweet. I did cry when he cried, he is just so sweet thou nvm his appearance he's srsly a puppy in disguise! Hahaha on the other hand, our MC is calm, smart and rational. They suit... more>> each other. I love their interactions and imma reread this when the official translation is finished. <<less
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