Thursday, May 24, 2007

Future War edited by Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois


"From ultra high-tech weaponry to off-planet combat, this collection examines the conflicts of the future from some of the greatest minds in science fiction. Stories by Tony Daniel, Philip Dick, Joe Haldeman, Geoffrey Landis, Paul McAuley, Ian McDonald, Alastair Reynolds, Lucius Shepard, Allen Steele and Gardner Dozois. "

  • Second Variety by Philip K. Dick (1954)
  • Salvador by Lucius Shepard (1984)
  • Floating Dogs by Ian McDonald (1991)
  • The Private War of Private Jacob by Joe Haldeman (1974)
  • Spirey and the Queen by Alastair Reynolds (1996)
  • A Dry, Quiet War by Tony Daniel (1995)
  • Rorvik's War by Geoffrey A. Landis (1997)
  • Second Skin by Paul J. McAuley (1995)
  • The War Memorial by Allen Steele (1971)
  • A Special Kind of Morning by Gardner Dozois (1971)

My thoughts:

I was reluctant to read this book because while I'm a sf fan, I'm not much into military sf. However, these stories were great. Yes, there's fighting, but there's also questions about what it means to be human or machine, how does one come home after a war, what happens when one's not sure what's real and what's not, etc.

Date read: 5/21/2007
Book #: 41
Rating: 3* = good
Genre: SF

ISBN-10: 0441006396
ISBN-13: 978-0441006397
Publisher: Ace Books
Year: 1999
# of Pages 272
Binding: Paperback
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