The Mammoth Book of SF Wars

Language: English

Pages: 512

ISBN: 0762445920

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Over the past 100 years the technology of war has advanced enormously in destructive power. So what will future wars be like? And what will cause them: religion, politics, resources, refugees, or advanced weaponry itself? Watson and Whates present a collection of gripping SF stories which explores a daunting gamut of possible future conflicts: nuclear tactics and enhanced soldiery, terrorism and cyberware, intelligent robotic machines and even war with aliens.

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factories on New Babylon. Rider Jackson said, “You didn’t tell the prize officer you were a flight engineer.” “I gave him my name and rank and number. It was all he deserved to know.” Carver was too proud to ask what this was all about, but he was pretty sure it had something to do with Mr Kanza’s financial difficulties. Everyone who worked for Mr Kanza knew he was in trouble. He’d borrowed to expand his little fleet, but he hadn’t found enough new business to service the loan, and his

which were effective against s’ndar didn’t work against humans, and vice versa. Until now, anyway. My instinct was to reach for the unused protective mask in my thigh pouch, but the pouch was pinned under my bodyweight and I didn’t have the strength to roll over. It was as if all the signals travelling from my brain to my body had been roadblocked. Darkness began closing in on me from all sides, and I thought about how stupid it was to be snuffed like this. The screams of my squad fell

minister of International Cooperation refused to agree to this. The governor of North Dakota remarked that, with this refusal, the minister was failing to live up to her all-too-Canadian title. According to reports relayed to Washington at the time, the Canadian minister replied, “What do you mean by that, you rube?” (However, some historians think that since Minister Michelle Bouvier was a francophone Canadian, she may actually have called the governor a rue, which is French for “street”. But

Quad-Gal Military specializing in interrogation, infiltration, assassination and detonation. Their original game plan had been simple: to end the Helix War, which had raged for a thousand years. However, after QGM quelled one conflict, so another had taken its place – in the form of junks, a twisted hazardous species of deviated aliens, a toxic race intent on polluting the Quad-Gal with their infestation – and wiping out all species in the process. Once believed extinct, the junks had reappeared

“Badly maintained hydraulic rams,” said Fitzwilliam. “Which will jam solid on a rolling ship,” said Fadden. The two men grinned at each other. “Of course she still has more light breach loaders than our entire armament,” said Fitzwilliam. “But we are the Royal Navy,” Sarah said, quietly. “Exactly so, Pilot,” said Fitzwilliam. Lucifer hung in front like a bloodshot eye growing ever larger until it filled the heavens. Sarah reconsidered her view that it didn’t look hellish. The giant planet’s

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