Wintersalen Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | September 18, 2014

    Lin Enger: IMG Knowing vs. Knowing



    On a hot July evening years ago, my Toyota Tercel overheated on a flat stretch of highway north of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A steam geyser shot up from... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$7.99
New Mass Market
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton SF- ANTHOLOGIES
1 Burnside SF- ANTHOLOGIES
5 Local Warehouse Science Fiction and Fantasy- A to Z
11 Remote Warehouse Science Fiction and Fantasy- General

More copies of this ISBN

Armored

by

Armored Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Original paperback anthology of science fiction action adventure featuring armored battle-suits and battle-mechs. Armor up for a metal-pounding feast of action, adventure and amazing speculation by topnotch writers (such as Nebula winner Jack McDevitt, Sean Williams, Dan Abnet, Simon Green, and Jack Campbell).

Armor up for a metal-pounding feast of action, adventure and amazing speculation by topnotch writers (including Nebula-award winner Jack McDevitt, Sean Williams, Dan Abnet, Simon Green, and Jack Campbell) on a future warrior that might very well be just around the corner.  Science fiction readers and gamers have long been fascinated by the idea of going to battle in suits of powered combat armor or at the interior controls of giant mechs.

First, when the armor starts to take over, even the generals may be at its mercy–and under its control. Then solve the problem of armored rescue when irradiated vacuum stands between the frail flesh of the living and safety.  And what happens when the marriage of soldier and armor becomes a bit too intimate—and that marriage goes sour! 

It’s an armor-plated clip of hard-hitting tales featuring exoskeleton adventure with fascinating takes on possible future armors ranging from the style of personal power suits seen in Starship Troopers and Halo to the servo-controlled bipedal beast-mech style encountered in Mechwarrior and Battletech

About Armored:

“Powered armor rocks our world…we're excited [by this] book of power-armor stories.” –i09

About Editor John Joseph Adam’s The Living Dead:

“Prolific anthologist Adams delivers. . .great storytelling for zombie fans as well as newcomers.” –Publishers Weekly

“[A] remarkable job. . .highly recommended.” –Library Journal

About Editor John Joseph Adam’s Wastelands:

With this well-chosen set of post apocalyptic stories, editor Adams provides a bit of everything that is best about the trope. . .well-crafted stories, offering something to please nearly every. . .palate.” –Booklist

 

Review:

"Drawing inspiration from classics like Starship Troopers and The Forever War, and modern favorites like Iron Man and Halo, prolific editor Adams (Under the Moons of Mars) has compiled nearly two dozen original science fiction tales involving powered armor. These contributions range the gamut from military action to steampunk, alternate history to social commentary, with the suits used for combat, exploration, or survival. Sometimes the armor is the problem, not the solution, and occasionally it's even the protagonist. Standouts include Genevieve Valentine's morally-conflicted 'The Last Run of the Coppelia,' Christie Yant's 'Transfer of Ownership,' and Sean William's 'The N-Body Solution,' but there's hardly a stinker in the lot. The military offerings, like Jack Campbell's 'Hel's Half-Acre' and Tanya Huff's 'You Do What You Do' are solidly entertaining, while Alastair Reynolds' 'Trauma Pod' is truly haunting. The end result is a collection exemplifying the theme, and definitely worth checking out. Agent: Joe Monti, Barry Goldblatt Literary. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Original paperback anthology of science fiction action adventure featuring armored battle-suits and battle-mechs. Armor up for a metal-pounding feast of action, adventure and amazing speculation by topnotch writers (such as Nebula winner Jack McDevitt, Sean Williams, Dan Abnet, Simon Green, and Jack Campbell).

Armor up for a metal-pounding feast of action, adventure and amazing speculation by topnotch writers (including Nebula-award winner Jack McDevitt, Sean Williams, Dan Abnet, Simon Green, and Jack Campbell) on a future warrior that might very well be just around the corner.  Science fiction readers and gamers have long been fascinated by the idea of going to battle in suits of powered combat armor or at the interior controls of giant mechs.

First, when the armor starts to take over, even the generals may be at its mercy-and under its control. Then solve the problem of armored rescue when irradiated vacuum stands between the frail flesh of the living and safety.  And what happens when the marriage of soldier and armor becomes a bit too intimate—and that marriage goes sour! 

It’s an armor-plated clip of hard-hitting tales featuring exoskeleton adventure with fascinating takes on possible future armors ranging from the style of personal power suits seen in Starship Troopers and Halo to the servo-controlled bipedal beast-mech style encountered in Mechwarrior and Battletech

About Armored:

“Powered armor rocks our world…we're excited [by this] book of power-armor stories.” -i09

About Editor John Joseph Adam’s The Living Dead:

“Prolific anthologist Adams delivers. . .great storytelling for zombie fans as well as newcomers.” -Publishers Weekly

“[A] remarkable job. . .highly recommended.” -Library Journal

About Editor John Joseph Adam’s Wastelands:

With this well-chosen set of post apocalyptic stories, editor Adams provides a bit of everything that is best about the trope. . .well-crafted stories, offering something to please nearly every. . .palate.” -Booklist

 

About the Author

Hugo-award-nominated John Joseph Adams is the editor of Lightspeed and Fantasy Magazine as well as the creator of bestselling anthologies The Living Dead and The Way of the Wizard.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781451638172
Author:
Adams, John Joseph
Publisher:
Baen Books
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20120331
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Language:
English
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in

Other books you might like

  1. Dogs of War Used Mass Market $3.95
  2. After Hours: Tales from Ur-Bar New Mass Market $7.99
  3. Triangulation: Dark Glass New Trade Paper $14.95

Related Subjects

Featured Titles » General
Featured Titles » Genre
Fiction and Poetry » Science Fiction and Fantasy » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Science Fiction and Fantasy » Adventure
Fiction and Poetry » Science Fiction and Fantasy » Anthologies

Armored New Mass Market
0 stars - 0 reviews
$7.99 In Stock
Product details 608 pages Baen Books - English 9781451638172 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Drawing inspiration from classics like Starship Troopers and The Forever War, and modern favorites like Iron Man and Halo, prolific editor Adams (Under the Moons of Mars) has compiled nearly two dozen original science fiction tales involving powered armor. These contributions range the gamut from military action to steampunk, alternate history to social commentary, with the suits used for combat, exploration, or survival. Sometimes the armor is the problem, not the solution, and occasionally it's even the protagonist. Standouts include Genevieve Valentine's morally-conflicted 'The Last Run of the Coppelia,' Christie Yant's 'Transfer of Ownership,' and Sean William's 'The N-Body Solution,' but there's hardly a stinker in the lot. The military offerings, like Jack Campbell's 'Hel's Half-Acre' and Tanya Huff's 'You Do What You Do' are solidly entertaining, while Alastair Reynolds' 'Trauma Pod' is truly haunting. The end result is a collection exemplifying the theme, and definitely worth checking out. Agent: Joe Monti, Barry Goldblatt Literary. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , Original paperback anthology of science fiction action adventure featuring armored battle-suits and battle-mechs. Armor up for a metal-pounding feast of action, adventure and amazing speculation by topnotch writers (such as Nebula winner Jack McDevitt, Sean Williams, Dan Abnet, Simon Green, and Jack Campbell).

Armor up for a metal-pounding feast of action, adventure and amazing speculation by topnotch writers (including Nebula-award winner Jack McDevitt, Sean Williams, Dan Abnet, Simon Green, and Jack Campbell) on a future warrior that might very well be just around the corner.  Science fiction readers and gamers have long been fascinated by the idea of going to battle in suits of powered combat armor or at the interior controls of giant mechs.

First, when the armor starts to take over, even the generals may be at its mercy-and under its control. Then solve the problem of armored rescue when irradiated vacuum stands between the frail flesh of the living and safety.  And what happens when the marriage of soldier and armor becomes a bit too intimate—and that marriage goes sour! 

It’s an armor-plated clip of hard-hitting tales featuring exoskeleton adventure with fascinating takes on possible future armors ranging from the style of personal power suits seen in Starship Troopers and Halo to the servo-controlled bipedal beast-mech style encountered in Mechwarrior and Battletech

About Armored:

“Powered armor rocks our world…we're excited [by this] book of power-armor stories.” -i09

About Editor John Joseph Adam’s The Living Dead:

“Prolific anthologist Adams delivers. . .great storytelling for zombie fans as well as newcomers.” -Publishers Weekly

“[A] remarkable job. . .highly recommended.” -Library Journal

About Editor John Joseph Adam’s Wastelands:

With this well-chosen set of post apocalyptic stories, editor Adams provides a bit of everything that is best about the trope. . .well-crafted stories, offering something to please nearly every. . .palate.” -Booklist

 

spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.