Tag Archives: Military SF

Throwback SF Thursday: Cirsova vol. 3

When you see a new short fiction magazine like Cirsova hit the scene—one that publishes such fresh work—you have to wonder whether the editor can keep it up.  Will there be a real pipeline of quality stories, or was there … Continue reading

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Vintage Science Fiction Month: The Forever War by Joe Haldeman

Vintage SF Month is hosted by the Little Red Reviewer. The year is 1997.  Otherwise known as the “far future” for people living in 1974.  William Mandella is a bright, young physics student.  Or he was, before he got drafted … Continue reading

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Review of Slow Bullets by Alastair Reynolds

Slow Bullets, like Perfect State, has a premise that didn’t grab me and would have kept me from reading it but for being a Hugo finalist.  In this case it wasn’t the copy but the plot descriptions from some of … Continue reading

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Short Review Roundup – 2016 Hugo Awards edition

I haven’t read Ancillary Mercy or The Fifth Season yet, and I’m still reading The Aeronaut’s Windlass, but I can’t say that I’m too upset over the five Hugo Awards finalists for Best Novel.  That does not mean, though, that … Continue reading

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Review of The Cold Between by Elizabeth Bonesteel

Elizabeth Bonesteel shows considerable promise in her debut.  The Cold Between is an exhilarating mélange of Space Opera, Military SF, Mystery, and Romance. The Cold Between has a killer setup.

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Review of Big Boys Don’t Cry by Tom Kratman

“‘Big boy here won’t cry.’  Two lies in a single sentence.  I am not a boy.  And I will cry…” Big Boys Don’t Cry is a far-future military SF told from the perspective of an AI-tank.  A 14,000 ton hover-tank … Continue reading

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