The Best Military Science Fiction of the 20th Century
The Best Military Science Fiction of the 20th Century

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ISBN: 9780345494290
Year of publication: 2001

The Best Military Science Fiction of the 20th Century


Author:
Arthur C Clarke
Walter Jon Williams
David Drake
Poul Anderson
Cordwainer Smith
George R R Martin
Orson Scott Card
Philip K Dick
Gregory Benford
Harry Turtledove
Joe W Haldeman
C J Cherryh
Anne McCaffrey

Genre:
Science fiction


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The Best Military Science Fiction of the 20th Century An anthology of stories edited by Martin H Greenberg and Harry Turtledove INTRODUCTION Harry Turtledove Sing, goddess, of the accursed rage of Akhilleus Son of Peleus, which gave pain to countless Akhaioi, Sent the many sturdy souls of warriors to Hades, and left their bodies as spoil for all the dogs And birds of prey…. —HOMER, ILIAD 1.1–5 It is well that war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it. —ROBERT E. LEE HERE AT THE DAWN of the third millennium C.E., we don’t like to think about actually fighting wars. We hope we’ve outgrown them. For more than half a century, we’ve had the chance to wreck our civilization, and we haven’t taken it. This says something good about us as a species, maybe even something surprisingly good. Perhaps—just perhaps—we aren’t really so stupid as we often give signs of being. Mankind has always hated war....

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