- File Size: 3713 KB
- Print Length: 401 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Castalia House (December 18, 2015)
- Publication Date: December 18, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B019KYLOKQ
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- Lending: Enabled
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There Will Be War Volume X Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
Solid, well written, great characters and stories that put the fun back into science fiction. The history and opinion pieces are timely. This is a book you will read more then once.
I found the non-fiction to be very insightful. In particular, the chapter on migration and war, written by the esteemed Martin van Creveld, was a take on migration that is not often seen today, and is perhaps the most important conversation that can be had in modern geopolitics. Two interesting topics also covered were the discussion of both light infantry and the importance of navies controlling littoral(shoreline) areas, which are more closely related than I would have otherwise thought. Both underline the fact that maximizing firepower often comes at the expense of essential aspects of a particular military action.
The fiction portion was a refreshing look at military SF. I admittedly do not read much in the way of that sub-genre, but I greatly enjoyed what I saw here. I felt a wide emotional range in reading the various stories. Some were funny, others grim; some were contemplative and gripping, others surreal and silly. My favorite stories were the ones centered around naval combat in space, of which there were several. The fiction selections created a sense of mystery, wonder, and at times apprehension, much to the credit of the authors.
Overall, I felt that the structuring of the various passages, both fiction and non-fiction, flowed in an intuitive way. In particular, a poem based on a work by Rudyard Kipling set the stage well for the fiction passage that followed. I am very much interested in reading the earlier volumes, and also look forward to future releases.
Bravo, and when can we look forward to volume XI?
Volume 10, the latest There Will Be War, is worthy to stand with the best of that series. Mil-sf doesn't get better than this.
For me the real gems are the bits of non-fiction writing dispersed throughout the book. These nuggets of gold come from those who have a deep understanding of the challenges the modern world faces and they state their case for what they believe needs to be done in order for an advanced military to successfully meet those threats.
All in all this book is a great read and a lot of fun, I highly recommend it for anyone who has an interest in either military or science fiction.
Well balanced and ideally paced, each piece draws the reader to the next, each with fresh insights and much food for thought. All the while, themes repeat contrapuntally throughout the volume, creating a nicely integrated whole. Recommended for all literate Anglophones.