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Contents
ix • Preface (Future War) • essay by uncredited
1 • Second Variety • (1953) • novelette by Philip K. Dick
49 • Salvador • (1984) • shortstory by Lucius Shepard
69 • Floating Dogs • (1991) • novelette by Ian McDonald
95 • The Private War of Private Jacob • (1974) • shortstory by Joe Haldeman
102 • Spirey and the Queen • (1996) • novelette by Alastair Reynolds
135 • A Dry
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Paperback, 261 pages
Published August 1st 1999 by Ace (first published 1999)
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Jokoloyo
Jan 14, 2009 rated it really liked it
Most SF short story anthology I bought because there was sale or maybe I glanced at the content list and interested with 2-3 of the stories. But I bought this SF short story anthology because I really want to buy it.

The most popular story is undoubtedly "Second Variety", the first story on the anthology. Good timing for the anthology using this novelette on publication at year 1999, nowadays we can get "Second Variety" for free in the internet.

My personal favorite is "A Dry, Quiet War" by Tony D
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Michael Burnam-Fink
Mar 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014, sci-fi, war
This is an exceptional collection of military science-fiction, well balanced between action, philosophical meditations on the costs of going to war and coming home, and speculations about developments in weapons and strategy. Philip K Dick's "Second Variety" leads off the collection, in my opinion one of the best and creepiest stories about robotic warfare ever written, but the rest of the book doesn't slack off much. I particularly enjoyed Tony Daniel's "A Dry Quiet War", but all of the stories ...more
Roger
Sep 22, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
As a collection of short stories, some were average, some were less than average, but some were very good. Tony Daniel's "A Dry Quiet War" was riveting. Paul McAuley's "Second Skin" and Allen Stelle's "A War Memorial" were almost as good.
All in all, an easy read with some disappointments.
Poppy
Oct 31, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: scifi-fantasy
Err...too many technoblabs for me :(
Dan
Jul 24, 2011 added it
A view of the future that tends to be rather dark.
Dave
Feb 17, 2016 rated it liked it
An interesting collection of warfare in the future. Includes the great Philip K. Dick story, "Second Variety," probably the best entry in the book.
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