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Conflict: a basic human instinct, helping humankind evolve even while threatening the very existence of the species . . . an instinct that will be as much a part of the future as it is now and always has been. For all the glories of war — the defeat of evil, the promise of freedom, justice, protection of the innocent, the righting of wrongs, technological innovation, heroism — there are also the horrors: individual grief, mass destruction, the elimination of entire cultures and great achievments, injustice, ...
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War and Space: Recent Combat

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Overview

Conflict: a basic human instinct, helping humankind evolve even while threatening the very existence of the species . . . an instinct that will be as much a part of the future as it is now and always has been. For all the glories of war — the defeat of evil, the promise of freedom, justice, protection of the innocent, the righting of wrongs, technological innovation, heroism — there are also the horrors: individual grief, mass destruction, the elimination of entire cultures and great achievments, injustice, villainy, the annihilation of the innocent, and pain beyond bearing. WAR AND SPACE offers the ultimate speculation on the future of warfare — stories of insectoid anguish, genetically-engineered diplomats who cannot fail, aliens plundering humanity, a weaponized black hole-scenarios of triumph and defeat, great heroism and vile depravity . . . and more.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014397926
  • Publisher: Prime Books
  • Publication date: 5/8/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 204,832
  • File size: 1,012 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2012

    This isn't a book about space combat. It's not supposed to be a

    This isn't a book about space combat. It's not supposed to be a book about space combat. If you have such a narrow view of what you will read, then this book isn't for you. If you like military sci-fi and also like sci-fi and don't need to have everything shot up from the first page to the last, then read on.

    This is a book about war, the nature of war in the future and the implications of changes to how we will wage war, who we war with and in the ways it might affect us and the human species. There are some great action combat stories and some great stories that don't have combat. Just like real war; it's not always about one guy shooting at another. Some of these stories are unsettling, some are mind-bending, some talk of duty and honor, some are about evil and despicable things (and humans), and some just shoot things up. Really, much less a military sci-fi and much more a science fiction look at war. If you like David Weber or Eric Flint type military sci-fi, there are some stories like theirs, which I like. as well But also stories that look at what war does to those around us and how it might be different in the future, stories that might make you think, which I like to do as well.

    Very interesting and an exceptional read for sci-fi fans, whether you are a military sci-fi fan or not.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 13, 2013

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    Great book, lots of short stories. Not all about war in space bu

    Great book, lots of short stories. Not all about war in space but how war can touch the lives of everyone in and around it. Some are in space and some are not but they all take place in some future setting.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2012

    This is not a book about space combat. It is a lot of stories a

    This is not a book about space combat. It is a lot of stories about nothing important. If you are looking for combat do not get this book.

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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