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Best Military Science Fiction of the 20TH Cenury

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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.

. . . as well as stories from Poul Anderson o Gregory Benford o C. J. Cherryh o David Drake o Cordwainer Smith o Harry Turtledove o and Walter John Williams

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 20th century.

Synopsis:

This definitive anthology features explosive and provocative battles fought across the boundaries of time and space and on the frontiers of the human mind. These 13 science fiction gems are among the finest tales of the 20th century.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345439895
Editor:
Turtledove, Harry
Editor:
Greenberg, Martin Harry
Editor:
Turtledove, Harry
Editor:
Greenberg, Martin Harry
Author:
Turtledove, Harry
Author:
Edited by Harry Turtledove with Martin H. Greenberg
Author:
Greenberg, Martin H.
Publisher:
Del Rey Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Military art and science
Subject:
Science Fiction - Anthologies
Subject:
Science fiction, american
Subject:
Science Fiction - Military
Subject:
Science fiction, English
Subject:
Imaginary wars and battles
Subject:
War stories, English
Subject:
War stories, American
Subject:
Space warfare
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
General-General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
106-502
Publication Date:
20010531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
9.17x6.12x1.48 in. 1.29 lbs.

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