Best Military Science Fiction Books

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3.68 avg rating — 101 ratings
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202

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3.96 avg rating — 3,345 ratings
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204

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3.69 avg rating — 84 ratings
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205

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3.67 avg rating — 55 ratings
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206

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4.04 avg rating — 3,060 ratings
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206

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3.78 avg rating — 76 ratings
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208

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3.70 avg rating — 99 ratings
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209

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4.03 avg rating — 2,898 ratings
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209

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4.06 avg rating — 150 ratings
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211

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4.23 avg rating — 3,275 ratings
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212

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3.97 avg rating — 6,898 ratings
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213

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4.01 avg rating — 3,677 ratings
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213

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3.98 avg rating — 7,457 ratings
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3.91 avg rating — 3,100 ratings
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216

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4.06 avg rating — 2,627 ratings
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217

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4.05 avg rating — 4,510 ratings
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218

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3.91 avg rating — 78,917 ratings
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218

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4.17 avg rating — 34,616 ratings
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220

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3.88 avg rating — 4,595 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 6,550 ratings
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222

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4.03 avg rating — 2,487 ratings
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223

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4.22 avg rating — 631 ratings
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224

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4.07 avg rating — 3,125 ratings
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225

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3.66 avg rating — 2,688 ratings
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225

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3.92 avg rating — 17,380 ratings
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227

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3.88 avg rating — 1,114 ratings
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228

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4.09 avg rating — 1,088 ratings
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229

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3.87 avg rating — 1,364 ratings
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230

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4.03 avg rating — 2,190 ratings
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231

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4.07 avg rating — 773 ratings
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232

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4.02 avg rating — 4,162 ratings
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233

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3.93 avg rating — 1,176 ratings
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233

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4.13 avg rating — 5,479 ratings
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235

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4.21 avg rating — 2,672 ratings
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236

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3.72 avg rating — 1,999 ratings
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236

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3.93 avg rating — 30,558 ratings
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238

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3.90 avg rating — 2,712 ratings
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239

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4.05 avg rating — 942 ratings
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240

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3.71 avg rating — 2,211 ratings
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241

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3.68 avg rating — 1,000 ratings
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242

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4.08 avg rating — 2,711 ratings
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243

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4.04 avg rating — 4,292 ratings
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244

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3.90 avg rating — 3,802 ratings
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245

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3.91 avg rating — 5,003 ratings
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246

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4.01 avg rating — 3,335 ratings
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247

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4.16 avg rating — 4,360 ratings
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248

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3.81 avg rating — 146 ratings
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249

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4.01 avg rating — 2,264 ratings
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250

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3.86 avg rating — 1,288 ratings
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251

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3.89 avg rating — 561 ratings
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251

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4.18 avg rating — 8,973 ratings
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253

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3.87 avg rating — 90 ratings
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253

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3.59 avg rating — 877 ratings
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255

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3.89 avg rating — 536 ratings
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255

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4.15 avg rating — 2,180 ratings
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257

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3.80 avg rating — 128 ratings
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257

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3.77 avg rating — 630 ratings
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259

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4.08 avg rating — 2,173 ratings
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260

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4.04 avg rating — 2,603 ratings
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261

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3.48 avg rating — 21 ratings
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261

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4.12 avg rating — 197 ratings
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261

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3.77 avg rating — 13 ratings
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261

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3.99 avg rating — 68 ratings
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261

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4.21 avg rating — 98 ratings
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266

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4.72 avg rating — 29 ratings
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267

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3.72 avg rating — 61 ratings
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267

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4.34 avg rating — 2,011 ratings
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4.23 avg rating — 913 ratings
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270

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3.50 avg rating — 34 ratings
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270

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4.19 avg rating — 2,443 ratings
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4.24 avg rating — 1,388 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 1,731 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 3,464 ratings
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4.50 avg rating — 730 ratings
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276

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3.38 avg rating — 337 ratings
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277

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4.15 avg rating — 3,526 ratings
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3.73 avg rating — 6,291 ratings
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279

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4.13 avg rating — 675 ratings
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280

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4.09 avg rating — 6,412 ratings
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280

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4.10 avg rating — 4,765 ratings
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282

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4.07 avg rating — 1,589 ratings
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282

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3.85 avg rating — 56,926 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 1,629 ratings
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285

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4.06 avg rating — 2,735 ratings
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286

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3.66 avg rating — 135 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 2,175 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 4,427 ratings
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289

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3.68 avg rating — 32,781 ratings
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290

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3.54 avg rating — 998 ratings
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290

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3.94 avg rating — 2,103 ratings
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290

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3.95 avg rating — 62 ratings
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293

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3.76 avg rating — 6,072 ratings
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294

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4.07 avg rating — 4,636 ratings
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294

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4.02 avg rating — 45 ratings
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297

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3.92 avg rating — 528 ratings
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297

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3.94 avg rating — 345 ratings
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297

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4.30 avg rating — 2,101 ratings
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3.96 avg rating — 2,472 ratings
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625 books · 756 voters · list created July 3rd, 2011 by Scott Rose (votes) .
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Scott 1068 books
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message 1: by Andrew (new)

Andrew Obrigewitsch Really On Basilisk Station above the Forever War?


Mike (the Paladin) Does anyone here feel as angry as I do that the chosen cover here on GR for Starship Troopers is the one with an illustration from that excrescence of a movie by the same name???? I mean it's not a movie of the book. I love the book, one of my earliest favorite science fiction reads! That movie should be wiped from the pages of reality...not put on the cover of the book!


Mike (the Paladin) You know I love Heinlein's Tunnel in the Sky...but it's not military science fiction.


message 4: by Richard (new)

Richard Irwin Someone might want to update the list-there are several listed twice, & some that aren't really military sci fi (see msg 3 above for an example). Also, why no Lensman series books? Definitely military sci fi, even if an earlier era!


Mike (the Paladin) That's the way all these listopia lists end up.


message 6: by Richard (new)

Richard Irwin Thanks, Mike.


Mike (the Paladin) Yeah. I come to them for suggestions now and then, but pretty much stopped trying to vote or post... Life.


message 8: by Sam (new)

Sam Detente More people thought other books ranked higher, just the democratic process of the system. FWIW, you can pretty much pick up any of the books on the le list and still get a good read.


ClockworkLasersword You guys should really check out the space marine books by Keith Douglas, it's a trilogy of trilogies and it just gets better and better.
It's got politics, relatively realistic science, old and new aliens, exploration of AI, depictions of a future Earth, and lots and lots of fighting!
It spans a few generations to keep things interesting, and has a few different main themes that all get expanded upon too.


message 10: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Eliminating the duplicates is easy - any librarian can do it. I just eliminated 20. You can always ask in the librarian group for someone to do it. You can also ask there if specific books need to be removed that don't fit the list criteria.


message 11: by writegeist (new)

writegeist Have you tried Linda Nagata's The Red trilogy? Pretty amazing near future warfare.


message 12: by Dennis (new)

Dennis I read a wonderful military sci-FI novel, but only remember the plot, not the title or author. Any know of a novel about war which has been privatized by global corporate conglomerates, who have their own mercenary armies and negotiate rules of combat to minimize cost of conflict. Such as simulated death (like paintball), so victory is often dependent on who negotiates rules of engagement which favors their makeup. Some very clever hand to hand combat scenes. I,d love to find and re- read this book


message 13: by Scott (new)

Scott Rose Dennis wrote: "I read a wonderful military sci-FI novel, but only remember the plot, not the title or author. Any know of a novel about war which has been privatized by global corporate conglomerates, who have th..."

Don't know it but it sounds interesting


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