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Soft Targets

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America thought it was safe from the dreadful plague of terrorism scouring the rest of the world. Somehow, the cruel violence could never pass our borders. Somehow, the oceans, or God, would spare us.

But jets do not stop for oceans, and the northern and southern borders of the United States are wide open. And while there may be some small effort at security on the East or
Paperback, 256 pages
Published March 15th 1996 by Tor Books (first published 1979)
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Soft Targets (1979) interestingly copes with terrorism in a Near-Future setting, though a besetting weakness for melodrama diverts attention from the serious points he makes about the fatal precariousness of societies in the advanced Western World. Ing is in fact much less interested in that precariousness than in its consequences.
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Dean Charles Ing is an American author, who usually writes in the science fiction and techno-thriller genres.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from Fresno State University (1956), a master’s degree from San Jose State University (1970), and a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon (1974). It was his work in communication theory at the University of Oregon that prompted him to turn to writing in the 1970s
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