Military Science Fiction
Military Science Fiction is a hot field with strong authors.
William Keith is one of those authors. He writes under many pen names.
Writting as Ian Douglas, he has written The Heritage Trilogy.
Mr. Keith continues writting as Ian Douglas with The Legacy Trilogy.
He has also written a couple of books in the Bolo series (under his own name!).
William Keith also writes modern military fiction.
S.M. Stirling is another stronger player in this field. You will want to read his Draka Series:
The first three novels are now available in a single book called . The Domination
Coming out in November of 2000 is a collection of tales about
A spin off of his
General Series (written with David Drake) is
He also written several books with Jerry Pournelle. The last two books of the Falkenberg's Legion novels shows these two authors at the top of their form.
David Weber has made a big splash in the field with his series Honor Harrington
There have been a couple of books of shorts written in the Honor Harrington universe:
, includes works by David Weber, David Drake & S.M. Stirling
More Than Honor
John Ringo has hit the ground running with two series
The War with the Posleen
This series continues with:
The March series with David Weber
He also has another series out that blends Hard SF with fantasy:
More Techno-Thriller than SciFi is the
David Drake is another major player in this field. He's best know for his series. Hammer's Slammers
Other Mil-SciFic he has written include:
Here is an interesting trilogy here he mirrors history in the future:
RedLiners , a really cool book based on actions during the American Revolution, including the capture of Fort Ticonderoga by Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys.
Patriots - his version of humor book. Funny actually, a dark fashion.
All the Way to the Gallows Hammer's Slammers books:
David Sherman and Dan Cragg have Marines in the 25th Century
Starfist: First to Fight
Starfist: School of Fire
Starfist: Steel Gauntlet
Starfist: Blood Contact
One of the classics of the field is Joe Haldeman's
The Forever War
Timothy Zahn has two good entries in and The Blackcollar
The Backlash Mission
Rick Shelley has several successful series, including his Dirgent Mercenary Corps books:
You can not discuss this field without mentioning Robert A. Heinlein's . Do yourself a favor, read the book before you see Starship Troopers the movie. If you've only seen the movie, !
read the book
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