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Counting the Cost (Hammer's Slammers #3)

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The hottest science fiction mercenaries of the decade are back, so why count the cost? The other guy is going to pay for it! Hammer's Slammers must win a two-front war while maintaining the civilian power structure against hordes of religious fanatics.
Mass Market Paperback, 282 pages
Published December 17th 1993 by Baen Books (first published November 1st 1987)
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I decided to give the Hammer's Slammers books a read because they were so highly spoken of amongst a lot of military vets I know. David Drake is himself a Vietnam vet and his military background is readily apparent in his writing style. You could easily replace the science fiction setting of this book with a real world location and it would read like a memoir.

There is jargon that is sometimes difficult to keep track of and I found it difficult at times to form a mental picture of what was happe...more
This is another in the Hammer’s Slammers series. (I know the series name sounds corny but the Science Fiction is solid.) Actually, I didn’t like it at first. I expected action, but got none. It is, instead, a consideration of religion as the basis for war. Are the religious peacemakers – or the Slammer mercenaries? Add to that politics – or are political groups simply street gang? Is diplomacy always superior to combat? Like any good Sci-Fi, the book’s plot makes one think.

In the end, there was...more
Hammers Slammers - what more need to be said...
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David Drake is an American author of science fiction and fantasy literature. A Vietnam War veteran who has worked as a lawyer, he is now one of the major authors of the military science fiction genre.
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