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There Will Be War Volume X Created By The Bestselling SF Novelist Jerry Pournelle, THERE WILL BE WAR Is A Landmark Science Fiction Anthology Series That Combines Top Notch Military Science Fiction With Factual Essays By Various Generals And Military Experts On Everything From High Frontier And The Strategic Defense Initiative To The Aftermath Of The Vietnam War It Features Some Of The Greatest Military Science Fiction Ever Published, Such Orson Scott Card S Ender S Game In Volume I And Joel Rosenberg S Cincinnatus In Volume II Many Science Fiction Greats Were Featured In The Original Nine Volume Series, Which Ran From To , Including Robert Heinlein, Arthur C Clarke, Philip K Dick, Gordon Dickson, Poul Anderson, John Brunner, Gregory Benford, Robert Silverberg, Harry Turtledove, And Ben Bova Years After The End Of The Cold War And The Publication Of The Ninth Volume, Dr Pournelle Has Revived His Classic Science Fiction Series With Castalia House THERE WILL BE WAR Volume X Continues The Tradition Of Combining Top Notch Military Science Fiction With First Rate Real World Analysis By Military Experts The Cold War May Have Ended, But As Recent Events Everywhere From Paris To Syria Have Demonstrated, War Has Not THERE WILL BE WAR Volume X Is Edited By Jerry Pournelle And Features Stories, Articles, And Poems Of Particular Note Are Battle Station By Ben Bova, Flashpoint Titan By Cheah Kai Wai, What Price Humanity By David VanDyke, And The Eerily Prescient The Man Who Wasn T There By Gregory Benford Volume X Also Includes Timely Essays On War And Migration By Martin Van Creveld, The GW Counterforce By William S Lind And LtCol Gregory A Thiele, USMC, And The Deadly Future Of Littoral Sea Control By CDR Phillip E Pournelle, USN, Which Was Awarded The Literary Award By The Surface Navy Association For The Best Professional Article In Any Publication Addressing Surface Navy Or Surface Warfare Issues Read ✓ Longbow Girl By Linda Davies – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk THERE WILL BE WAR Is A Landmark Science Fiction Anthology Series That Combines Top Notch Military Science Fiction With Factual Essays By Various Generals And Military Experts On Everything From High Frontier And The Strategic Defense Initiative To The Aftermath Of The Vietnam War It Features Some Of The Greatest Military Science Fiction Ever Published !!> Read ➶ On His Naughty List ➺ Author Jessica Jarman – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Such Orson Scott Card S Ender S Game In Volume I And Joel Rosenberg S Cincinnatus In Volume II Many Science Fiction Greats Were Featured In The Original Nine Volume Series ➭ Fire Colour One Author Jenny Valentine – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Which Ran From To [PDF / Epub] ☉ Invisible Wounds Author Kay Douglas – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Including Robert Heinlein !!> KINDLE ➜ A City Possessed ❤ Author Lynley Hood – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Arthur C Clarke [Download] ➸ Her Husbands Mistake ➽ Sheila O& – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Philip K Dick ➵ Mr Dove Über Den Wassern Author Maurice Shadbolt – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Gordon Dickson [PDF / Epub] ☂ Squirmy Wormy By Lynda Farrington Wilson – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Poul Anderson !!> Reading ➽ Honeymoon ➶ Author Sacha J. 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Galea – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Which Was Awarded The Literary Award By The Surface Navy Association For The Best Professional Article In Any Publication Addressing Surface Navy Or Surface Warfare Issues This is an excellent collection of thought provoking Military SF stories and essays Ranging from speculation upon future capabilities and tactics to scenarios that exercise the reader s ability to think strategically, this collection of well written entries is a must have Of note, all of the stories can be read without placing too much thought into the military implications that they address meaning you don t have to be of a military mindset to appreciate , and stand alone well just on plot This is an excellent collection of thought provoking Military SF stories and essays Ranging from speculation upon future capabilities and tactics to scenarios that exercise the reader s ability to think strategically, this collection of well written entries is a must have Of note, all of the stories can be read without placing too much thought into the military implications that they address meaning you don t have to be of a military mindset to appreciate , and stand alone well just on plot and writing style As an example, my favorite story is The War Memorial which does not touch upon any greater theme other than well, I will not include any spoilers read for yourself Very worthwhile collection This is probably not something I would have read on my own, but I m working my way through the Hugo nominees and I want to give everything a fair shot I will hopefully get through the whole thing eventually as Jerry Pournelle is nominated as an editor , but I ll start with the stories that specifically made it on the ballot Seven Kill Tiger , Charles W Shao one starThis This was nominated for a Hugo I just can t see anything exceptional about it The writing is poor, the plot is derivative This is probably not something I would have read on my own, but I m working my way through the Hugo nominees and I want to give everything a fair shot I will hopefully get through the whole thing eventually as Jerry Pournelle is nominated as an editor , but I ll start with the stories that specifically made it on the ballot Seven Kill Tiger , Charles W Shao one starThis This was nominated for a Hugo I just can t see anything exceptional about it The writing is poor, the plot is derivative and not all that interesting, the characters are bland I mean I didn t hate it, but I didn t like it either Flashpoint Titan, Cheah Kai Wah two starsThis one at least told a fairly entertaining story, even if the action was a bit bogged down by incomprehensible to me discussion of vectors and maneuvering Physics is not my strong suit But again, there s just nothing to really distinguish this story from every other fairly competent and entertaining story written last year What Price Humanity , David VanDyke three starsOkay, now we re getting somewhere Entertaining, competently written, and with a cool premise twist The gradual unfolding of the central mystery kept me engaged, even if I was pretty sure I knew where we were headed It s a concept that s been done before, and done better, in Ender s Game, but I liked it here too I would never have nominated this myself it s fun, but doesn t say award worthy to me , but I might actually rank it above No Award Reminded my of how much I enjoyed this anthology back in the day Well worth the time. Probably the best military sci fi collection published in years A well curated selection of nonfiction and fiction. An anthology with some excellent parts, some retelling of old story lines Best part was the essay by Martin Van Crivald sp Would definitely recommend to anyone who loves real science fiction. This is the last volume in the late Jerry Pournelle s long running series, There Will be War Volume IX was published in 1990 Jerry said that the series had originally ended when the Cold War did, but the return of great power politics with Russia and China made it relevant again It has sold well over the years, if Jerry had lived longer, I imaginevolumes would have been forthcoming This volume is just as good as any of the previous installments One major change is that China is featur This is the last volume in the late Jerry Pournelle s long running series, There Will be War Volume IX was published in 1990 Jerry said that the series had originally ended when the Cold War did, but the return of great power politics with Russia and China made it relevant again It has sold well over the years, if Jerry had lived longer, I imaginevolumes would have been forthcoming This volume is just as good as any of the previous installments One major change is that China is featured as the b te noire instead of Russia, but otherwise the basic structure remains the same short science fiction with a military focus is interspersed with non fiction essays on military topics, all of it woven together with short introductions by Jerry.There were some great stories in this volume Standouts for me were Flashpoint Titan by Cheah Kai Wai, The Fourth Fleet by Russell Newquist, Among Thieves by Poul Anderson, and Fly by Night by Larry Niven All the stories in this volume were good, which makes it hard to pick my favorites, so I go by the ones that stick in my memory the best.In particular, Larry Niven s contribution astonished me with how dense it was Larry managed to pack so much detail into every sentence that I had a little trouble keeping up I found myself scanning back every so often to make sure I hadn t missed something interesting I often had I hadn t previously considered getting into Known Space or the Man Kzin Wars, but now I want to.I ve found a number of great authors via their contributions to this series, for example Gordon Dickson In this case, I was already familiar with Larry s books with Jerry Pournelle, but I only kind of liked The Magic Goes Away, the only solo Niven book I ve read Looking back at my review, I wrote it up better than I remember it Thanks to this collection, I m willing to give Niven s other books a chance Which is after all the point of short stories they give you a chance to try authors out rapidly, and see who you might like to readI think this volume continues a great tradition, and it has some great stories in it I d recommend it to anyone who likes any of the authors who contributed, fans of military science fiction, and anyone who likes a cracking good yarn You should be able to find something you like I received this book as part of the 2016 Hugo voters packet Principally I have read the three stories in the collection which were slated onto the finalist ballot for the 2016 Hugo award.1 Seven Kill Tiger Charles ShaoThe Chinese are attempting to develop Africa it is not going so well, and Zhang Zedong fears for his career The problem is the Africans They just don t seem to understand what is good for them But Zhang concieves a cunning plan, and with the assistance of scientis Gao Xi I received this book as part of the 2016 Hugo voters packet Principally I have read the three stories in the collection which were slated onto the finalist ballot for the 2016 Hugo award.1 Seven Kill Tiger Charles ShaoThe Chinese are attempting to develop Africa it is not going so well, and Zhang Zedong fears for his career The problem is the Africans They just don t seem to understand what is good for them But Zhang concieves a cunning plan, and with the assistance of scientis Gao Xing proposes it to his superiors And surprise, surprise, they concur What is a little genocide amongst colleagues A nasty little pustule of a story, written flat, without emotion or craft The characters are cardboard cutouts and stereotypes, their actions entirely predictable and unsurprising, for all the horror associated with them I don t award any stars for this story which does not deserve to be on the ballot.2 Flashpoint Titan Cheah Kai WaiThis is a space navy story, which sadly is too heavy on description of weapons systems, and lacking is justifications for the scenario on which it relies Put simply, there is no attempt to justify the economics of vast battlefleets patrolling the outer solar system for territorial or resource advantage That issue aside, the Chinese seem to have greedy eyes on the resources of Titan They attempt a stealth attack, which is repelled by the heroics of the Japanese patrol ship Takao Commander Hoshi however, suspects this is not the end of the intrigue Soon enough, the dastardly Chinese are at it again, in much greater force Key in this encounter are the terse exchanges between Captain Huang Wei of the Chinese assault carrier Guangdong and Commander Hoshi, where the adage truth is the first casualty gets a workout These are the best passages of the story, which inevitably degenerates onceinto discussions of missile yields and weapons porn Boring The conclusion is suitably and predictably uplifting.I give it 2 stars Not a complete waste of time3 What Price Humanity David Van DykeThe best of the three stories, and one which might almost have made it as a finalist without slate tactics It is a well written if slightly obvious puzzle The Solar System and humanity is under threat from the lurking and strategically superior Muse Vango Markis wakes after what must have been a particularly bad battle encounter He suspects that he has been placed in a VR simulation as part of his recovery therapy Must have been badly hurt then And then he encounters compatriots, who he is pretty certain he remembers have long since died His dead girlfriend among them He, and they, then encounter battle simulators With no alternative, they play along with the scenarios as presented, battling increasingly difficult encounters with the Muse But without fear of conseqences because they know they are in VR It is a rather Ender s Gamey trope, and the twist, when revealed, comes as no surprise I enjoyed the story, but do not rate it above others I nominated this year It gets 3 stars.The remaining stories are a mixture of the reprints including a Poul Anderson Polysotechnic Leauge story from 1957 , one by Ben Bova and another by Allen Steele and essays by military enthusiasts, which were not thrilling to me The newer stories are the weakest, so perhaps that is why there why there has been such a long break between drinks for this series I have a rule not to let the politics of a person determine whether or not I do business with them Vox Day, owner of Castalia House, tends to test that rule to the fullest Having said that, I ve been a fan of Jerry Pournelle for a long time, and am glad to see the There Will Be War series back on the shelves, if only electronically The concept of the anthology is a collection of short stories and short non fiction about future war It includes a lot of original stuff and some reprints, and I have a rule not to let the politics of a person determine whether or not I do business with them Vox Day, owner of Castalia House, tends to test that rule to the fullest Having said that, I ve been a fan of Jerry Pournelle for a long time, and am glad to see the There Will Be War series back on the shelves, if only electronically The concept of the anthology is a collection of short stories and short non fiction about future war It includes a lot of original stuff and some reprints, and tends to be quality stuff Here are a few of the specific items I found noteworthy The Man Who Wasn t There by Gregory Benford is a near future reflection on anti terrorism Gripping and plausible The 4GW Counterforce is a non fiction discussion of the type of troops needed to fight 4th Generation Warfare It was interesting, although I will eventually write my magnum opus on 4th GW which spoiler alert will say it s just a rehash of fighting the Plains Indians of the 1800s Battle Station by Ben Bova one of the tropes of old school SF is a World Government, controlling by threat of orbital nuclear annihilation The question is who controls the bombs Bova has a gripping answer The War Memorial by Allen M Steele is a short and poignant piece, and reminds us that war is always terrible War and Migration by Martin van Creveld is a cranky little piece of non fiction arguing that every migration of people in history was the same as warfare It s notable in that Creveld, a migrant to Israel writing for an American audience, exempts from his review certain migrations Flashpoint Titan by Cheah Kai Wai is refreshing in that the heroes of the story aren t primarily Americans The Fourth Fleet by Russell Newquist I found irritating for a couple of reasons The first, which jumped out at me immediately, was the United States Space Navy an entity with no historical explanation or support The second, which to be fair was a bit of fridge logic, had to do with the big surprise at the end regarding the number of pirates Among Thieves by Poul Anderson is a reprint, but a classic of the genre Essentially, two planets, call them Army Planet and Space Fleet Planet, have been at war for centuries a war neither can fully win Earth has been content to let them fight each other to the last of their men Then an Army Planet leader has a better idea Read some of the stories for the 2016 Hugos.I ll review each story I read individually here, and then maybe give an over all star rating.Seven Kill Tiger 2 starsThis story is based on a cool idea It seems like the bones of a Michael Creighton book Unfortunately, this story didn t live up to its own premise It took me several days to read a fairly short story because I just didn t find it compelling Characters are just sort of there Not really any actual characterisation to speak of Hones Read some of the stories for the 2016 Hugos.I ll review each story I read individually here, and then maybe give an over all star rating.Seven Kill Tiger 2 starsThis story is based on a cool idea It seems like the bones of a Michael Creighton book Unfortunately, this story didn t live up to its own premise It took me several days to read a fairly short story because I just didn t find it compelling Characters are just sort of there Not really any actual characterisation to speak of Honestly, I can t even remember characters names, even though I just finished the story a few hours ago The last couple of scenes were interesting, and the whole thing might have been better if I d read it in one sitting Too bad it just didn t grab me Note I also have this review for the story itself Seven Kill Tiger What Price Humanity 3 starsFinally, a compelling story I actually found myself wanting to come back to this one The characters aren t all that interesting or deep, but the situation is intriguing It s got a decent mystery going on, so that is what kept me coming back There are really clumsy spots in the writing, but mostly it was pretty good Then the ending isinteresting view spoiler I m not 100% sure exactly what happened, but it felt a lot like it was inspired by Ender s Game Maybe the combat missions were real Maybe they weren t Were they games Where they just training I don t know I think the idea of human minds powering missiles is worth thinking about Why have artificial intelligence when you can have real intelligence that is copied and cloned from missile to missile At least, I think that s what s happening I ll admit, it sounds like it would be a pretty morally gray area to do that to someone And there s the point of the story hide spoiler Flashpoint Titan 4 starsThis is mostly a couple of outer space fight scenes There s some politics in there, just enough to explain the fights and why they matter But the key scenes are the actual battles So, the question is, are they good and do they matter In short, yes and yes The battle scenes are good There s a lot of talk with a lot of numbers speed, distance elevation, etc that stuff went in one ear and out the other, but I could still track what was happening It reminded me of the fights in Hunt For Red October Then, there were moments of No no no no no that can t happen and Phew, that was close sure signs that I was really into the story


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