War Games

War Games

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by Christopher Anvil
     
 

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Let the Games Begin! Science Fiction by a Master. First Time in Mass Market.

War is a serious business-or is it? Christopher Anvil turns his sardonic sense of humor loose on the subject and considers what might happen if:

Someone devised a computer war game so realistic and addictive that the people in charge of battle on both sides didn't have time or

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Let the Games Begin! Science Fiction by a Master. First Time in Mass Market.

War is a serious business-or is it? Christopher Anvil turns his sardonic sense of humor loose on the subject and considers what might happen if:

Someone devised a computer war game so realistic and addictive that the people in charge of battle on both sides didn't have time or inclination to start a real war.

Another device gave every homeowner the power to block off his property from any inxursion, even by nuclear weapons.

A secret organization pulls the plug on an impending war by causing the commanders on both sides to be unable even to think of any of the words they need to order their forces into action.

And, in a full-length novel, The Steel, the Mist and the Blazing Sun, the devastation after the

World War III has not put an end to war-not as long as men survive who atill want to conquer and dominate; nor as long as others will fight, not just to survive, but to defend freedom.

The many faces of war, examined by master of science fiction adventure with wryly humorous twist.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439133507
Publisher:
Baen
Publication date:
03/30/2010
Series:
Complete Christopher Anvil Series
Pages:
624
Sales rank:
928,201
Product dimensions:
4.24(w) x 6.82(h) x 1.31(d)

Meet the Author

For two decades, Christopher Anvil had nimerous stories in the leading fiction magazines, and was a frequest and popular contributor to the leading magazine, Analog, where he consisitently ranked high in the reader's polls, and had several stories nominated for Hugo and Nebula awards. Like Keith Laumer, he has a rare ability to combine fast-moving adventure with wry humor. His previous books for Baen were Pandora's Legions, Interstellar Patrol, Interstellar Patrol II: The Federation of Humanity, and The Trouble with Aliens. His other novles include Strangers in Paradise; Warlord's World; The Steel,

the Mist, and the Blazing Sun; and The Day the Machines Stopped.

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harstan More than 1 year ago
This is a terific collection that includes one novel (see THE STEEL, THE MIST AND THE BLAZING SUN) and Christopher Anvil¿s early short stories. The shorts were published in the major science fiction magazines of the fifties and sixties like Astounding, Galaxy and Analog; as well as one each in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, and The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Magazine. The compilation includes two published in the fifties, thirteen in the sixties; one from the seventies; and two in the eighties (including the novel). Each entry is well written filled with twists, humor, and satirical hyperbole of war as so complex that his key characters consistently set out to do what they believe is ethically right only to find morality issues at every turn; a sort of Bushian spin since ¿Mission Accomplished¿. Incredibly even the plug and play world is anticipated by Mr. Anvil in defense of one¿s home.

THE STEEL, THE MIST AND THE BLAZING SUN. Two hundred years have past since WW III between the USA and the Soviet Union left devastation across the globe with the deployment of the nukes. Elected King Arakal of Wesdem O'Cracys (his adventures start in the included short ¿Ideological Defeat¿ ¿ read that first) and his militia annexed the Russian colony in America and forged an alliance with New Kebeck to the north. He goes east across the ocean as west is too radioactive. His target is the Old O'Cracy islands of Old Brunswick and the continent just beyond the small channel starting with Old Kebeck. The Russians look forward to greet him with open warfare. Although feeling outdated with the collapse of the Soviet Union, this is an entreating war novel, which like the included shorts, proclaims war is absurd but is as human as eating and breathing.

Harriet Klausner