Armored

Armored

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by John Joseph Adams
     
 

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Original paperback anthology of science fiction action adventure featuring armored battle-suits and battle-mechs. Armor up for a metal-pounding feast of action, adventure and amazing speculation by topnotch writers (such as Nebula winner Jack McDevitt, Sean Williams, Dan Abnet, Simon Green, and Jack Campbell).

Armor up for a metal-pounding feast of action, adventure

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Original paperback anthology of science fiction action adventure featuring armored battle-suits and battle-mechs. Armor up for a metal-pounding feast of action, adventure and amazing speculation by topnotch writers (such as Nebula winner Jack McDevitt, Sean Williams, Dan Abnet, Simon Green, and Jack Campbell).

Armor up for a metal-pounding feast of action, adventure and amazing speculation by topnotch writers (including Nebula-award winner Jack McDevitt, Sean Williams, Dan Abnet, Simon Green, and Jack Campbell) on a future warrior that might very well be just around the corner. Science fiction readers and gamers have long been fascinated by the idea of going to battle in suits of powered combat armor or at the interior controls of giant mechs.

First, when the armor starts to take over, even the generals may be at its mercy–and under its control. Then solve the problem of armored rescue when irradiated vacuum stands between the frail flesh of the living and safety. And what happens when the marriage of soldier and armor becomes a bit too intimate—and that marriage goes sour!

It’s an armor-plated clip of hard-hitting tales featuring exoskeleton adventure with fascinating takes on possible future armors ranging from the style of personal power suits seen in Starship Troopers and Halo to the servo-controlled bipedal beast-mech style encountered in Mechwarrior and Battletech.

About Armored:
“Powered armor rocks our world…we're excited [by this] book of power-armor stories.” –i09

About Editor John Joseph Adam’s The Living Dead:
“Prolific anthologist Adams delivers. . .great storytelling for zombie fans as well as newcomers.” –Publishers Weekly

“[A] remarkable job. . .highly recommended.” –Library Journal

About Editor John Joseph Adam’s Wastelands:
With this well-chosen set of post apocalyptic stories, editor Adams provides a bit of everything that is best about the trope. . .well-crafted stories, offering something to please nearly every. . .palate.” –Booklist

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Drawing inspiration from classics like Starship Troopers and The Forever War, and modern favorites like Iron Man and Halo, prolific editor Adams (Under the Moons of Mars) has compiled nearly two dozen original science fiction tales involving powered armor. These contributions range the gamut from military action to steampunk, alternate history to social commentary, with the suits used for combat, exploration, or survival. Sometimes the armor is the problem, not the solution, and occasionally it's even the protagonist. Standouts include Genevieve Valentine's morally-conflicted "The Last Run of the Coppelia," Christie Yant's "Transfer of Ownership," and Sean William's "The N-Body Solution," but there's hardly a stinker in the lot. The military offerings, like Jack Campbell's "Hel's Half-Acre" and Tanya Huff's "You Do What You Do" are solidly entertaining, while Alastair Reynolds' "Trauma Pod" is truly haunting. The end result is a collection exemplifying the theme, and definitely worth checking out. Agent: Joe Monti, Barry Goldblatt Literary. (Apr.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451638172
Publisher:
Baen
Publication date:
03/27/2012
Edition description:
Baen
Pages:
608
Sales rank:
740,443
Product dimensions:
4.19(w) x 6.75(h) x 1.60(d)

Meet the Author

John Joseph Adams John Joseph Adams—called “the reigning king of the anthology world” by Barnes & Noble.com—is the bestselling editor of many anthologies, such as Under the Moons of Mars: New Adventures on Barsoom, Brave New Worlds, Wastelands, The Living Dead, The Living Dead 2, By Blood We Live, Federations, The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and The Way of the Wizard. He is a two-time finalist for the Hugo Award and a three-time finalist for the World Fantasy Award. He is also the editor and publisher of Lightspeed Magazine, and is the co-host of Wired.com’s The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast.

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Armored 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Navdad More than 1 year ago
The on going stories of those who fight in armor, should be read by read by all future soldiers.
Quintis_Deadeye More than 1 year ago
The stories were great stories but they were sooooo short that they left you hanging and half way through the book i was getting really upset of unfinished or half finished stories... other then that it was a great book
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