A volume of visions of future wars, fought with weapons out of nightmare, by today¿s top writers of military science fiction, as well as some writers who are not usually associated with military SF, such as best-selling writer Gregory Benford, and award-winning author Kristine Katherine Rusch. Also present are Michael Z. Williamson, author of the strong selling novels Freehold and The Weapon, award-winning author of Bolo Strike, William H. Keith, and more. Through the centuries, weapons have changed radically, but the soldier has remained much the same. But in the future, soldiers, too, may undergo radical changes. As editor Joe Haldeman puts it, ¿Weapons are an extension of the soldier, and also an extension of the culture or species that produced the soldier. And they are sometimes more dangerous to the soldier than the enemy. . . .¿
About the Author
Joe Haldeman is a Vietnam veteran, whose novel The Forever War, written a few years after his discharge and influenced by his combat experiences, won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards as best novel of the year. Years later, his sequel to that memorable novel, Forever Peace, also won the Hugo and Nebula Awards and was cited by Publishers Weekly as one of the Best Books of the Year. He has written many other novels, including the best-selling ¿Worlds¿ trilogy, and has served twice as President of the Science Fiction Writers of America. When not writing prize-winning and best-selling novels, he teaches writing as an adjunct professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Martin Harry Greenberg has edited more than 1,000 anthologies of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, and other genres, and has become renowned for his ingenuity in developing books written around a theme, and his ability to fill them with stories of high quality. Booklist has written, ¿Greenberg¿s choices are impeccable,¿ and Library Journal has praised his volumes for ¿Sheer enjoyability . . . provokes everything from meditation to laughter.¿