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The Best Military Science Fiction of the 20th Century

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by Harry Turtledove Editor · Martin H. Greenberg Editor

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Explosive and provocative battles fought across the boundaries of time and space—and on the frontiers of the human mind.
Science fiction's finest have yielded this definitive collection featuring stories of warfare, victory, conquest, heroism, and overwhelming odds. These are scenarios few have ever dared to contemplate, and they include:
"Superiority": Arthur C. Clarke presents an intergalactic war in which one side's own advanced weaponry may actually lead to its ultimate defeat.
"Dragonrider": A tale of Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern, in which magic tips the scales of survival.
"Second Variety": Philip K. Dick, author of the short story that became the movie Blade Runner, reaches new heights of terror with his post-apocalyptic vision of the future.
"The Night of the Vampyres": A chilling ultimatum of atomic proportions begins a countdown to disaster in George R. R. Martin's gripping drama.
"Hero": Joe Haldeman's short story that led to his classic of interstellar combat, The Forever War.
"Ender's Game": The short story that gave birth to Orson Scott Card's masterpiece of military science fiction.
PLUS SEVEN MORE EPIC STORIES
"Among Thieves" by Poul Anderson
"Hangman" by David Drake
"The Last Article" by Harry Turtledove
"The Game of Rat and Dragon" by Cordwainer Smith
"To the Storming Gulf" by Gregory Benford
"Wolf Time" by Walter Jon Williams
"The Scapegoat" by C. J. Cherryh
Guaranteed to spark the imagination and thrill the soul, these thirteen science fiction gems cast a stark light on our dreams and our darkest fears—truly among the finest tales of the twentieth century.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Imprint:
Del Rey
Publication Date:
2006

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Harry Turtledove (Editor)

Harry Turtledove is the award-winning author of the alternate-history works The Man with the Iron Heart, The Guns of the South, and How Few Remain (winner of the Sidewise Award for Best Novel); the Hot War books (Bombs Away, Fallout, and Armistice...

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Creators

Author :
Philip K. Dick
Author :
George R. R. Martin
Editor :
Martin H. Greenberg
Author :
Anne McCaffrey
Editor :
Harry Turtledove
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