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The embers of War still glow as memories of strange skies
over an alien landscape, light-years from home,
Gathered here is a cross-section of stories from the first
decade of the award-winning
Table of Contents (In
order of appearance)
Series Reviews - No Man's Land
"There's not a single piece here that isn't well worth reading."
"All the best qualities MilSF fans love about the genre come together in this
Series Reviews - By Other Means
"Reading By Other Means, it’s easy to imagine yourself at the off-base bar on a deep-space transfer station, overhearing the tales of passing space marines, naval officers, and assorted other soldiers. If you enjoy a well-told story in the military SF genre, this is the book for you." —Don Sakers, Analog
“If you enjoy reading Military Science Fiction, and want to check out the best short stories by some of today’s most renowned MilSF authors, then the anthology By Other Means (Defending the Future series Book Three) is definitely for you!” —Douglas Cobb, Bestseller World
Series Reviews - So It Begins
[So It Begins] features
contributions from some of the best writers of military science fiction
[So It Begins] will expose you to several talented authors who will draw you into unique worlds
"An interesting collection of interconnected stories by a variety of writers. The action is in your face and the military aspects seem to be spot on...a fast read due to the nearly non-stop action."
"This volume contains sixteen quick-read short
stories—the majority of which pack surprising masses of literary
firepower. You’ll snicker, you’ll cringe, you’ll dodge
shrapnel—you will even hum the closing theme song!"
Series Reviews - Breach the Hull
"There is more than enough great SF in Breach the Hull for any true fan of the genre, military or not."
"I enjoyed this book and heartily recommend it." —Sam Tomaino, Space and Time Magazine
"Pick up Breach the Hull. You're sure to find stories that you like." —Dave Sherman, author of the DemonTech Series and co-author of the Starfist series
"[Breach the Hull] kicks down the doors in a way that allows anyone access to the genre[...]it read like a bunch of soldiers sitting around swapping stories of the wars. Fun, fast-paced, and packed with action. I give it a thumbs up." —Jonathan Maberry, the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Ghost Road Blues
"[Breach the Hull] is worth the purchase. I normally don’t partake of anthologies as a general rule...but Mike McPhail has done a great job in making me rethink this position." —Peter Hodges
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