Hellstrom's HiveFrank Herbert
Hellstrom's Hive is also known as Project 40.
The time: The 1970's, Police Stage, U.S.A.
The all-powerful secret government agency wanted Dr. Hellstrom's Project 40. But it also knew that Hellstrom was dangerous. Any move to investigate his hidden farm must be very carefully made.
A team of operatives was sent to invade a world of insect-humans more fearful than even the agency's chief suspected. A world where specially-bred scientists with huge heads and stunted legs developed weapons that hummed with deadly insect venom... chemically neutered workers with a sting that could poison the world... hidden tunnels immune to atomic fission... hormones for endless hyped-up sex orgies... and the vats in which everyone finally ended to nourish future generations of human insects!
Franklin Patrick Herbert, Jr. (1920–1986) was a critically acclaimed and commercially successful American science fiction author. Though also a short story author, he is best known for his novels, most notably Dune and its five sequels. The Dune saga, set in the distant future and taking place over millennia, deals with themes such as human survival and evolution, ecology, and the intersection of religion, politics and power. Dune itself is the "best-selling science fiction novel of all time," and the series is widely considered to be among the classics in the genre.