Monday, July 18, 2016

There Will Be War Volume VI

Volume VI is now out! Seven down, two to go.

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 featured some of the greatest military science fiction ever published, such Orson Scott Card’s “Ender’s Game” in Volume I, Joel Rosenberg’s “Cincinnatus” in Volume II, and Arthur C. Clarke’s “Hide and Seek” in Volume III . Many science fiction greats were featured in the original nine-volume series, which ran from 1982 to 1990, including Robert Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, Philip K. Dick, Gordon Dickson, Poul Anderson, John Brunner, Gregory Benford, Robert Silverberg, Harry Turtledove, and Ben Bova.

THERE WILL BE WAR Volume VI is edited by Jerry Pournelle and features 25 stories, articles, and poems. Of particular note are “Battleground” by Gregory and James Benford, “The Eyes of Argos” by Harry Turtledove, “The Highest Treason” by Randall Garrett, “Crown of Thorns” by Edward P. Hughes, and “See Now, a Pilgrim” by Gordon Dickson. My personal favorite in this volume is “Nonlethal” by DC Poyer.

New Release subscribers, be sure to check your emails, as the bonus book is an especially good one this time around. Also, I'd like to encourage fans of the series to leave reviews for the benefit of those who are not familiar with it; some of the previous volumes are pretty scanty in this regard.

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Blogger The Other Robot July 18, 2016 11:16 AM  

June 15 is a while ago, though ...

Blogger VD July 18, 2016 11:16 AM  

June 15 is a while ago, though ...

Whatever, you get the point.

Blogger The Other Robot July 18, 2016 11:18 AM  

Yeah. Already purchased.

Blogger VD July 18, 2016 11:30 AM  

I'd send out a correction if one of the links were wrong, but I see no reason to spam everyone's email just because I forgot to update a date. The bonus book download is fully operative.

Blogger pdwalker July 18, 2016 11:49 AM  

I'd love to stay and discuss, but I've a book to read.

Anonymous Philalethes July 18, 2016 1:03 PM  

Btw, it's Randall Garrett. Looks like it's correct in the book.

Anonymous Sonojon July 18, 2016 1:04 PM  

Great to see Gregory Benford represented in this anthology. Long time fan of his books.

Anonymous VFM2095 July 18, 2016 1:09 PM  

Very nice! Just grabbed it, along with Volume V and The Missionaries.

Any word on Riding the Red Horse vol. 2? I'm really looking forward to reading some of the NEW stories and articles in the same vein as well.

Blogger ray July 18, 2016 10:48 PM  

Impressive lineup, quality lasts.

Military strategy, tactics, movement, and imagination is useful knowledge for a man. Much is revealed during war.

Study of OT martial history should be compulsory for young men. Most would love it. TWBW makes the reading list.

Blogger The Other Robot July 19, 2016 12:57 AM  

#3 in one category after a day ...

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