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The Resource Future wars and other punchlines, edited by Hank Davis

Future wars and other punchlines, edited by Hank Davis

Label
Future wars and other punchlines
Title
Future wars and other punchlines
Statement of responsibility
edited by Hank Davis
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Trade paperback humorous military science fiction anthology. Featuring a mix of classic science fiction reprints and original stories by Baen regulars. Includes stories by David Drake, Frederik Pohl, Howard F. Waldrop, Christopher Anvil and more. CATCH-22 IN OUTER SPACE? War, as the general said, is hell, but it also has its humorous moments, though the humor may be grim, and you "had to be there" to get the joke. War is likely to continue into the future, and into space, no matter how many idealistic speeches are made and U.N. sponsored treaties get signed, and so will the wartime jokes, ranging from slapstick to gallows humor. And if "you had to be there" to get the point, some of the best writers in science fiction are on board to put you there. David Drake, the Dean of military science fiction, turns to fantasy and shows the result of having a combat balloon manned by halflings of dubious competence. Frederik Pohl tells of the invasion of Earth by aliens with impenetrable force shields, and how a goldbricking soldier with all the ethics of a career politician became an unlikely (and unwilling) hero. Herbert Gold considers the lighter (?) side of the strategy of M.A.D. (Mutual Assured Destruction). Theodore R. Cogswell, in a story which the Science Fiction Writers of America voted into their Science Fiction Hall of Fame, presents an isolated planet's outpost, left behind after the collapse of galactic civilization, and the psychological subterfuge that kept morale from failing. Steven Utley and Howard F. Waldrop, in a Nebula Award and Locus Award-nominated work of alternate history, report on General George Armstrong Custer's ill-fated mission when he and his dirigible-borne paratroopers were attacked by Chief Crazy Horse's biplane squadron. Christopher Anvil shows that when aliens with overwhelming technological superiority invade Earth, their campaign can completely unravel because the local conditions are nothing like those back home. (A tornado is just moving air--how could that be dangerous?) And more! Future war may be future hell--but there'll also be future hilarity"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.0876208
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS648.S3
LC item number
F86 2015
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Baen
Series volume
1
Label
Future wars and other punchlines, edited by Hank Davis
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn894936665
Edition
Paperback.
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9781476780801
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015025458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)894936665
Label
Future wars and other punchlines, edited by Hank Davis
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn894936665
Edition
Paperback.
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9781476780801
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015025458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)894936665

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