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by Gordon R. Dickson

Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Gordon R. Dickson
ISBN: 0441115349
ISBN13: 978-0441115341
Language: English
Publisher: Ace (February 1, 1984)
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Gordon Rupert Dickson (November 1, 1923 – January 31, 2001) was a Canadian-American science fiction writer. He was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2000. Dickson was born in Edmonton, Alberta, in 1923

Gordon Rupert Dickson (November 1, 1923 – January 31, 2001) was a Canadian-American science fiction writer. Dickson was born in Edmonton, Alberta, in 1923. After the death of his father, he moved with his mother to Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1937. He served in the United States Army, from 1943 to 1946, and received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Minnesota, in 1948

It was first published by Doubleday in 1975.

It was first published by Doubleday in 1975. Most of the stories originally appeared in the magazines Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Galaxy Science Fiction, Fantastic Universe, New Worlds, Fantasy and Science Fiction. It often explores the potential consequences of scientific innovations. Gordon Rupert Dickson was a Canadian-American science fiction writer.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Combat SF (1975) is an anthology of twelve SF stories about armed combat. These stories were first published from 1951 to 1975. Their protagonists are human, alien, synthetic and machine. The Last Command (1967) by Keith Laumer is a Bolo tale describing the disposition of unit LNE. Men of Good Will (1964) by Ben Bova & Myron R. Lewis reminds one of unforeseen consequences.

Combat SF. by. Dickson, Gordon R. Publication date. of the arts, Fred Saberhagen - Time piece, Joe W. Haldeman - Richochet on Miza, Gordon R. Dickson - The scavengers, James White - No war, or Battle's sound, Harry Harrison - The Horars of war, Gene Wolfe - Fireproof, Hal Clement.

Details (if other): Cancel. Presents fifteen stories of future weaponry and warfare, involving murderously sophisticated and otherworldly technologies.

There had to be a reason why that isolated human colony had been able to survive mankind's implacable enemies

After the collapse of civilization, when the social fabric of America has come apart in bloody rags, when every man's hand is raised against another, and only the strong survive. There had to be a reason why that isolated human colony had been able to survive mankind's implacable enemies. But nobody had been able to get to the quaintly named Dunroamin to find out.

It's obvious that Cletus Graeme-limping, mild-mannered scholarly-doesn't belong on a battling field, but instead at a desk working on his fourth book on battle strategy and tactics. But Bakhalla has more battlefields than libraries, and Graeme sees his small force of Dorsai-soldiers of fortune-as the perfect opportunity to test his theories.

Presents fifteen stories of future weaponry and warfare, involving murderously sophisticated and otherworldly technologies, interplanetary and extra-temporal battles, and interstellar advances, retreats, and devastations
Comments to eBook Combat SF
Gashakar
This book is the foundation book for future war. Every concept explored here is becoming a reality wrt the changing paradigms of combat. Waaaaaaay ahead of its time. R/ 'X'
Abandoned Electrical
Combat SF (1975) is an anthology of twelve SF stories about armed combat. These stories were first published from 1951 to 1975. Their protagonists are human, alien, synthetic and machine.

The Last Command (1967) by Keith Laumer is a Bolo tale describing the disposition of unit LNE. Men of Good Will (1964) by Ben Bova & Myron R. Lewis reminds one of unforeseen consequences. The Pair (1958) by Joe Hensley conveys the reason for the ending of an intergalactic war that had lasted for a hundred years. The Butcher's Bill (1974) by David Drake is a Hammer's Slammers tale about the costs of war.

Single Combat (1964) by Joe Green tells of a formal challenge for the throne of the Saa'Hualla. The Man Who Came Early (1956) by Poul Anderson is a story of time travel and a clash of cultures. Patron of the Arts (1965) by Fred Saberhagen is a Berserker tale about a meeting between machine and artist. Time Piece (1970) by Joe W. Haldeman is a Forever War tale about the recon of a planet in the Antares system.

Ricochet on Miza (1951) by Gordon R. Dickson recounts a hunt of an intelligent animal for its fur. No War, or Battle's Sound (1968) by Harry Harrison tells a story of a literate combatman. His Truth Goes On (1975) by Jerry Pournelle is a CoDominium story about Humanity League volunteers sent to fight for liberty on Santiago. The Horars of War (1970) by Gene Wolfe is a story about the nature of combatants.

This volume is probably the first anthology of combat SF stories. Many of the authors were former fighting men themselves and knew firsthand what war is like. Several have continued to write combat SF stories among their other works.

These tales range from individual hunts to combat assaults on enemy vessels. They all raise issues about the cause and effects of war in the individual and society. Enjoy!

Highly recommended for combat SF fans and for anyone else who enjoys tales of armed combat, military mindsets, and esprit de corps.

-Arthur W. Jordin
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