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- Publisher: Castalia House; 2 edition (April 24, 2015)
- Publication Date: April 24, 2015
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There Will Be War Volume I Kindle Edition
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The book is full of stories by the All Stars of Science Fiction, and includes Orson Scott Cards Enders Game before he expanded it, and a movie was made. Ranks of Bronze by David Drake is also in here, as well as stories by Eric Frank Russell, Gordon Dickerson, Paul Anderson, Heinlein, and more.
At the time the book was written, it was the time of the cold war. The basic premise of the book is if you want to prevent war, prepare for it. There are now 10 Volumes of this series now, and I hope the Pournelle family allows further volumes to be created and published. Jerry Pournelle recently passed away. He was a true polymath, that was a science fiction writer of such classics such as Mote in God's Eye, Footfall, and The Mercenary. Yes, I have hard copies of them all. He was also a major figure in the aerospace area, that had some influence on Ronald Reagan's Star Wars. He wrote a book on technology that was used as a textbook in the Air Force Academy. So his selection of stories to include was excellent.
The short stories that comment on Russian US relations and technology are still relevant, and interesting, which surprised me. It shows how far ahead Dr. Pournelle was, and what a great editor he was. I have re-read the books a few times over the past 30 years, which is rare for me. They are that good.
There is a wide variety of styles on display here, and the book gives you a great breadth of material. It goes from interstellar conflicts to backyard battles, from the view of society to the very intimate personal views of individuals. There are some absolutely terrific stories included, and I'd be hard pressed to pick a favorite one.
I was a colleague and a friend of Dr. Pournelle during this time.