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The Year's Best Military SF and Space Opera
by David Afsharirad


Overview - The Year's Best of Military SF and Space Opera Stories. Book One of a new Series featuring the best stories of the year from the top magazine and online venues with a military and adventure science fiction theme. PLUS: Interactive Reader Voting for Best Story in Collection Award presented at DragonCon in Summer 2015.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The Year's Best of Military SF and Space Opera Stories. Book One of a new Series featuring the best stories of the year from the top magazine and online venues with a military and adventure science fiction theme. PLUS: Interactive Reader Voting for Best Story in Collection Award presented at DragonCon in Summer 2015.

With an introduction by best-selling military science fiction author David Drake and selected by editor David Afsharirad from the top short story markets in the field, here are the most thrilling, pulse-pounding, and thought-provoking stories of the past year. Stories of future military men and women, space opera on a grand scale, and edge-of-your-seat adventure tales in the pulp tradition, from giants of the genre to brilliant up-and-comers.

Plus, you be the judge INTERACTIVE READER VOTING. One story from this collection will be chosen via proctored on-line voting as Year's Best Military SF and Space Opera, with the award to be presented at DragonCon in September 2015. For more information, go to Baen.com.

About The Year's Best Military SF and Space Opera:
"This intriguing anthology explores the human race's violent potential but] also bends toward exploration and the triumph of the human spirit, with brave tales that] take the reader on a fascinating, thought-provoking, enjoyable journey . . . "--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

" A] nice eclectic mix of magazines--hardcopy and digital--and original anthologies. Afsharirad seems to have cast his nets admirably wide. . . . The variety of styles and topics and themes, and the high level of craft in this assemblage, prove that this subgenre is flourishing. . . . The collection] should be welcome by raw recruits and veterans alike."--Locus

Contributors:

Brad R. Torgersen
Michael Z. Williamson
Charlie Jane Anders
Linda Nagata
Seth Dickinson
William Ledbetter
Eric Leif Davin
David D. Levine
Stephen Gaskell
Michael Barretta
Derek Kunsken
Holly Black
Robert R. Chase
Matthew Johnson

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781476780580
  • ISBN-10: 1476780587
  • Publisher: Baen
  • Publish Date: June 2015
  • Page Count: 368
  • Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.7 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds

Series: Baen

Related Categories

Books > Fiction > Science Fiction - Military
Books > Fiction > Science Fiction - Action & Adventure
Books > Fiction > Literary

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-04-13
  • Reviewer: Staff

While some visions of humanity’s future place us in a society of peace and plenty, many others take darker trajectories. This intriguing anthology explores the human race’s violent potential, with horrors such as the shock of psychological warfare in Michael Z. Williamson’s “Soft Casualty.” Humans use ever more sophisticated methods of waging war on each other (Linda Nagata’s “Codename: Delphi”) or against aliens (Derek Künsken’s “Persephone Descending”). But not every story is dark or devastating. Holly Black’s “Ten Rules for Being an Intergalactic Smuggler (the Successful Kind)” is a sweet, entertaining story of cross-species friendship against an otherwise bleak backdrop, and William Ledbetter’s “Stealing Arturo” shows a man facing difficult and dangerous tasks in order to rescue a child he hardly knows. The anthology also bends toward exploration and the triumph of the human spirit, with brave tales such as Eric Leif Davin’s “Icarus at Noon,” in which a man is determined to beat the robots and probes to be the first to land on the last unexplored piece of the solar system. Every story takes the reader on a fascinating, thought-provoking, enjoyable journey into the militarized future. (June)

 
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