Citizens

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John Ringo, Brian M. Thomsen
Baen, Jul 26, 2011 - Fiction - 416 pages
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A hard-hitting specialized anthology written by military veterans selected by armed forces veteran and New York Times best-selling author John Ringo and Hugo-nominated editor Brian M. Thomsen. Science fiction legends – and citizen warriors, military veterans all – deliver science fiction military adventure tales on a grand scale in this star-studded collection.

Legendary science fiction writers – and citizen warriors – deliver science fiction military adventure tales on a grand scale. Asimov, Heinlein, Clarke, Laumer, Wolfe, and other greats. Giants of science fiction. Plus all new fiction by recent vets who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Military veterans all. This is the Book of Dreams for anyone who enjoys military science fiction. Gritty takes on future combat. Penetrating looks into the warrior’s character, the harsh reality of a life under arms – and how society deals with those it desperately needs and often fails to honor as it should.

Genius-level storytelling at its very best – introduced and edited by multiple New York Times best-seller and U.S. Army veteran John Ringo and noted scholar Brian M. Thomsen.

About editor & contributor John Ringo:
“[O]ne of the best…practitioners. . .of military SF.” –Publishers Weekly

"[F]ast-paced military SF peopled with three-dimensional characters and spiced with personal drama as well as tactical finesse." – Library Journal

“[Ringo’s work] attains a terrible beauty not unlike that of the Norse Eddas…” – Publishers Weekly

"If Tom Clancy were writing SF, it would read much like John Ringo.” – The Philadelphia Weekly Press

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User Review  - JohnFair - LibraryThing

An anthology of stories dealing with people in times of war, either as citizen soldiers and those caught up in the effects of war or professional soldiers who lived and war. We travel from Keith ... Read full review

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User Review  - SunnySD - LibraryThing

A collection of military sci-fi from some of the genre's greats. My favorites are probably Keith Laumer's BOLO entry and Heinlein's The Long Watch, but Eric Freer's contribution is a welcome tone ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

USA Today and New York Times best-seller John Ringo is the author of the landmark Posleen Wars military science fiction series, the Legacy of the Aldenata series, and the Ghost military action-adventure novels. He also co-authored with David Weber the best-selling Prince Roger science fiction series. A veteran of the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne, he brings first-hand knowledge of military operations to his fiction.

Brian M. Thomsen was nominated for the Hugo Award for best editor and was the author of two novels, many nonfiction books, over forty short stories, and the editor of fifteen anthologies.

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