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READ There Will Be War Volume X 107 · [BOOKS] ✭ There Will Be War Volume X Author Jerry Pournelle – 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 Created by the bestsellinCreated by the bestselling SF novelist Be War MOBI #9734 Jerry Pournelle THERE WILL BE WAR is a landmark science fiction anthology series that There Will Epubcombines top notch military science fiction with factual essays by various generals and military experts on everything from High Frontier and Will Be War PDF #201 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 serie. Like others even if items did not end up on the Hugo nominee list fairly I figure I'll read them and give an honest opinion What Price Humanity David VanDykeThere's a germ of a good idea in this story The ending is actually really well presented I could see a 12 year old boy with a serious video game obsession thinking that this story was absolutely devastating However I've already read 'Ender's Game' I saw that ending being telegraphed to me loud and clear from uite early on The set up A space soldier comes to consciousness in a medical type setting which he realizes uite soon is a VR simulation He assumes that he's been injured and that he's in recovery But soon he's joined by a number of other soldiers all acuaintances that he's served with and even one old girlfriend who he's uite certain was dead They're asked to participate in a number of simulated training exercises involving new tech against humanity's alien enemiesThe main problem with the story is that the characters feel like they were imagined by the aforementioned 12 year old boy The mentality is very juvenile and limited feeling and a scenario that had a ton of potential just doesn't achieve what it could haveAlso a note When South Park called a lone black character Token it felt like a pointed bit of social criticism When VanDyke does it here it doesn't

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S 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 Po. 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

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There Will Be War Volume XUrnelle 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. An anthology with some excellent parts some retelling of old story lines Best part was the essay by Martin Van Crivaldsp Would definitely recommend to anyone who loves real science fiction