05-24-2009 08:57 PM
That’s why, for me, reading good military science fiction and military fantasy has an even deeper meaning and I thought it would be interesting to talk about some of the most powerfully moving novels in the genre concerning military service…
One of the very best military-powered fantasy sagas has to be Glen Cook’s Black Company Soldiers Live:
"Incessant wind sweeps the plain. It murmurs on across grey stone, carrying dust from far climes to nibble eternally at the memorial pillars. There are a few shadows out there still but they are the weak and the timid and the hopelessly lost.
It is immortality of a sort.
Memory is immortality of a sort.
In the night, when the wind dies and silence rules the place of glittering stone, I remember. And they all live again.
Soldiers Live. And wonder why."
Another one of my favorite military powered series is E.E. Knight’s Vampire Earth (Way of the Wolf is the first book), in which alien
What are some of your favorite military fueled SF and fantasy? Which releases have not just entertained you but also touched you on a much deeper level?
05-24-2009 09:07 PM - edited 05-24-2009 09:08 PM
Great thread and Memorial Day means a lot to me because my Dad served in the Marine Corp in WWII and both my husbund and I served in the Army during the VietNam era. And I have nephews serving now. Some of my favorite Military History is John Ringo's Posleen War series and David Drake. I like both Glen Cook and E.E. Knight but the other two are just a little bit a head.
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05-29-2009 12:20 PM
Just imminent danger, in the middle of it, me
Yes, Captain Hammers here, hair blowing in the breeze
And the day needs my saving expertise" - Captain Hammer (Nathan Fillion) from "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog