New Military Science-Fiction Anthology Takes War Seriously


Ken Picard recently interviewed me about War Stories for Seven Days. The article that he wrote up is now on newstands and online. Here’s a snippet:

Forget whatever preconceived notions you may have about a science fiction anthology that was coedited by a Norwich University administrator who has a master’s degree in military history and a hobby of dressing up as a Star Wars Imperial Stormtrooper.

The 23 short works in War Stories: New Military Science Fiction, released last week by Apex Publications, aren’t some lame rip-offs of The Clone Wars. Nor are they tales of a boy and his robotic, mine-sniffing dog or cartoonish shoot-’em-ups about cyborg marines who shout, “Once more unto the breach!” before jumping to hyperspace at the edges of black holes.

Instead, what Norwich University’s Andrew Liptak has pulled together — along with his coeditor, Jaym Gates — is a collection of lean, absorbing and well-executed prose that was authored, in part, by those who have experienced war firsthand or have a working familiarity with military life.

Read the entire article here!