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. . . .¿
Andre Norton has been called “one of the most popular authors of our time” by Publishers Weekly. She is a seminal influence on many of today’s top writers including David Weber, Eric Flint, and Peter Straub. Norton received the Grand Master award from the Science Fiction Writers of America and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the World Fantasy Convention. She was astoundingly prolific, with over thirty books in the celebrated Witch World series alone, and introduced three generations of readers to a wide range of science fiction and fantasy classics over a long and lauded career.