But As A Soldier, For His Country

But As A Soldier, For His Country

by Stephen Goldin

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BN ID: 2940000834206
Publisher: Parsina Press
Publication date: 03/10/2010
Series: Serious Tales of Tomorrow
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 499,633
File size: 99 KB

About the Author

STEPHEN GOLDIN is a Nebula Award finalist science fiction and fantasy writer who was born in 1947 in the city of Philadelphia. When he was 13, his parents moved to California and, upon reflection, he decided to accompany them. It was a lucky thing he did, too; otherwise, when he went to college, the commute to UCLA would have been quite difficult. He eventually graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor's degree in Astronomy. His first job out of college was as a civilian space scientist for the U.S. Navy. The urge to write was strong, though, and after several years he left to try writing full time. He only regretted the move every other Thursday, when he would have gotten paid. After several years of genteel poverty, he took a job as writer/editor for a pornographic humor paper, the San Francisco Ball. In retrospect, this was a great crucible; because of deadline pressure, he had to learn to make his writing dirty, funny, and one draft. At about this time, too, he began selling novels on a regular basis. While he has, from time to time, held down other full-time employment (he helped design the Star Trek: The Next Generation computer game "A Final Unity" for Spectrum HoloByte and has also written manuals and game design documents for Maxis), his real love is fiction writing and he continues to pursue it. His first wife was fellow author Kathleen Sky. Their medieval-style wedding was a Saturday morning program item at the 1972 World Science Fiction Convention in Los Angeles. In the 10+ years of their marriage, in addition to their individual works, they collaborated on a pair of stories ("Painting the Roses Red" and "The Devil Behind the Leaves") about the diMedicis, a family of interstellar swindlers. Mr. Goldin's current wife is fellow author Mary Mason. Their wedding took place the night before EclectiCon 1 in Sacramento, at which Mr. Goldin was the Guest of Honor. They currently live in the San Francisco East Bay area. So far they have co-authored two books in the Rehumanization of Jade Darcy series: Jade Darcy and the Affair of Honor and Jade Darcy and the Zen Pirates. More books in this series are planned. Mr. Goldin is an atheist whose interests include Broadway show albums and surrealist art. He has lived with cats virtually all his adult life. Mr. Goldin served the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America as editor of the SFWA Bulletin and as SFWA's Western Regional Director.

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But As A Soldier, For His Country 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As it jumps from one scene to the next, it portrays the sense of isolation and confusion felt by the main character. 36 pages, but could have been much longer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good short story with an interesting concept. The plot twist at the end was somewhat predictable, but still enjoyable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
well written.
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I did not think this was that good. Kinda boring to me. Just repeating over and over.
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Nice short tale on the futility of war.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story was much to short, but, it kept me going to the end. It ran through each part a little to quickly for me.
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