I don't remember much other than the humans build two domes. One was where they were mining for something. The other was for protection. The end of the book centres around a big alien attack on the dome and the presumption is it's the one the humans are in but the aliens attack the wrong dome.

The last time I posted this question (or a different forum, several years ago) I apparently recalled some details not mentioned above.

I think one was in London (which was the important one) and one was over a mine or something, in South America

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    "Around the mid 90s I read a sci-fi book about an alien invasion. I don't remember a whole lot about it other than somehow mankind had built two massive domes, I think one was in London (which was the important one) and one was over a mine or something, in South America. Basically towards the end the aliens attacked the wrong dome and somehow this led to us winning the fight (helpful I know)." - boards.ie/discussion/2056924942/…
    – Valorum
    Commented Sep 17, 2023 at 22:36
  • Welcome, please, if you think of anything else that may help us to help you, add it to the text of your question. Was it a long novel, or short story for instance? Was there a description of the aliens that has stuck with you? Was the story set on Earth or another planet?
    – Alith
    Commented Sep 17, 2023 at 22:37
  • Yes that was me asking the same question 10 years ago! I didn't even remember it was in London this time.
    – Shane
    Commented Sep 17, 2023 at 23:27
  • Thanks for the welcome. It was based on earth. Honestly I don't remember anything else other than I really enjoyed it.
    – Shane
    Commented Sep 17, 2023 at 23:29

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This made me think of the ending of Joe Haldeman's The Forever War (1974). I Not a great answer, but maybe it will inspire somebody else

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    And I think it will inspire me to reread The Forever War.
    – Barnaby
    Commented Sep 24, 2023 at 18:13
  • Can you explain how this matches the question asked?
    – Valorum
    Commented Oct 24, 2023 at 19:58
  • I see now that it was a crappy answer. It took me a while to get around to rereading The Forever War (still an excellent book, so that was a win). I had thought that in the last section of the book there were two domes ... and there was only one.
    – Barnaby
    Commented Oct 28, 2023 at 1:01

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