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Grimmer Than Hell

3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  301 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Short stories. In one future world, police have cameras watching everybody, everywhere - and a watcher watches the watchmen. In another future, the Fleet preserves the peace in the galaxy - in theory, and at a price. Grim worlds all.
Paperback, 448 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Baen (first published 2003)
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Jim
From Publishers Weekly

As the title suggests, most of the 14 stories (many of which first appeared in "shared universe" theme anthologies) in this collection from military SF master Drake are unrelenting in their depiction of the brutalities of war and its effect on warriors. Two tales stand out: "With the Sword He Must Be Slain," in which a former CIA paramilitary operative now fights for Hell in the Final War and wonders why the opposing forces are just as messed up as his own troops; and "Th

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Jaq
Okay, I'll be upfront, I enjoy Military Sci Fi...and this collection didn't disappoint. I'm still thinking about the Fleet series of short stories, and hoping beyond hope that English made it in time - this is how good that collection of tales were.....

I found the last three tales, harder to deal with, mostly because of the central character, who I found quite unlikeable, but the fact he's as cunning as a cut snake, makes him intriguing enough for me to have finished them.

I found myself wanting
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Edward Lyles
Grimmer Than Hell thrusts you into an intergalactic war, you will hate. You will feel the sweat and smell the jungle and mud. You will grow to hate the enemy and their lackeys. Fear will grip you on mission drops.

This was a great anthology set. The characters are stark, humorous and memorable. The storytelling is tight and compact. Descriptions are just enough to visualize what's happening, but don't draw away from the story. Fans of Hammers Slammers will absolutely enjoy this book.
Bill
The Fleet, Dresser, and Lacey stories were interesting and have held up over time. For those unfamiliar with the Domination trilogy, the Draka story seems to be a throwaway.
Ben
Jul 18, 2008 Ben rated it 3 of 5 stars
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A collection of David Drake short stories, including a couple of groups of related short stories. Many of the stories come from shared universe books, so it sometimes feels like only part of the story is included.

The quality of the stories is pretty good. None bad, none really outstanding. They're all pretty typical David Drake--violent, mean and ugly (am I a bad person because I like that?) Not something that would convince a non-Drake fan to start reading his stuff, but good for anyone who's a
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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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