Backblast Area Clear
Humans have spread to the stars, taking their warlike nature with them. This anthology contains eleven incredible tales. Heroic warriors wage intergalactic war against their unrelenting foe. Watch these men and women display wanton courage under fire, despite the odds! Follow them on their quest for galactic supremacy. Do your part to conquer t...more
As Terran Union forces fight alien Naroosha flying saucers in the battered remains of Utica City, Sergeant Hoffman orders his troops ― massive men c ...more
A short story that was nominated for this year's Nebula Award.
I've not read the rest of this anthology. But this story once had a discrete entry, before it got merged with the anthology. *sighs* Anyhow, I've cleared my rating, because it was never supposed to be a rating for that book anyway. But I let my review stand for the one story that I've actually read.
It's a MilSF story with humans and cyborgs fighting an extraterrestrial threat.
The cyborgs, because of thei ...more
I'm pretty clearly not the target audience for this story since I'm not overly fond of military SF so it's not super surprising that I didn't particularly like this. There were a lot of terms that were tossed out and never expla ...more
The scene is set as a chaotic battle rages in an urban area. Alien machines are contending with Terran forces. Sergeant Hoffman leads a group of cyborg soldiers into this chaos. The cyborgs are dubbed 'doughboys', in reference to an old nickname for US WW1 infantry. These soldiers are brave an ...more