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Deserts of Fire: Speculative Fiction and the Modern War Paperback – July 12, 2016
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Lain has done the heavy-lifting of curation, and delivered a rucksack-ready primer in the state of the world, the near-past and future, and where writing about war may take us next. There is little doubt that these explorations will ignite conversation and thoughtful analysis.”
Red Bull Rising
. . . speculative fiction is used effectively to look at the underbelly of conflict and tries to make some sense of it beyond the headlines and rhetoric of politicians. An intelligent read that is as mind-blowing as no-man’s land.”
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