The Years Best Military Adventure SF Volume 3 PDF/EPUB

The Years Best Military Adventure SF Volume 3 PDF/EPUB


The Years Best Military Adventure SF Volume 3 ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☆ The Years Best Military Adventure SF Volume 3 Author David Afsharirad – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk The Year's Best Military Adventure SF series continues Selected from the top print and online markets these stories represent the best in modern military sf space opera and adventure sf Tales of brave The Year's Best Military Adventure SF Best Military MOBI ☆ series continues Selected from the top print and online markets these stories represent the best in modern military sf space opera and adventure sf Tales of brave military men and women thrilling derring do and edge of your seat suspense Stories to get your blood racing your heart pounding and your fingers turning the pages Stories to challenge provoke thrill and entertain Stories that prove the new Golden Age is now This intriguing anthology explores the human race's violent The Years MOBI :Þ potential but also bends toward exploration and the triumph of the human spirit with brave tales that take the reader on a fascinating thought provoking enjoyable journeyContents; Preface.

  • Paperback
  • 336 pages
  • The Years Best Military Adventure SF Volume 3
  • David Afsharirad
  • English
  • 03 January 2016
  • 9781481482684

8 thoughts on “The Years Best Military Adventure SF Volume 3

  1. Travis Travis says:

    This was a nice collection of stories A couple of these stories appeared in collectionsplaces I'd read before but even with that I can still highly recomend this collection as it has a very nice cross section of stories Anyone who enjoys planetary exploration space battles stories where the good guys don't always win and want to spend a few hours having a good time then pick up this collection and give it a read well worth the time spent

  2. Pat Patterson Pat Patterson says:

    Papa Pat Rambles has additional commentary on this collection Drake Cadet Cruise It's entirely credible to include this story in the 'Best of Year' collection since it is a preuel to the phenomenal adventures of Daniel Leary It demonstrates the talents the young midshipman had at winning over people as well as making complicated plans work out If it WEREN'T for that other body of work it would still be a good story; but compare it to the visceral punch of 'Under the Hammer' or 'The Butcher's Bill'?' That may be an unfair comparison but we ARE talking about a high bar here Best of the Year Still I absolutely will accept this as worthy of inclusion as it's a great readWilliam Ledbetter Tethers It's bad enough when space is trying to kill you; when your partner is trying as well? That's just not fair This is first class writing; my only caveat is that it is adventure and not military sci fi but the title of the book includes both so I guess that's no uibble at allEric de Carlo Unlinkage The story of a retired mind controller of a Brute Hulk type human is an ugly read in that it is awfully dark and presupposes an ugly future society However the story does stress the values of loyalty to companions and that's always worth writing about I can't uite make myself see it as Best of the Year but I won't complain if others see it that wayKacey Ezell Not in Vain This one has my unualified support It takes a team of high school cheerleaders and their coach and puts them in impossible circumstances and shows how they all rise above their personal interests to put the good of the team first even BEYOND death This is written to be a part of John Ringo's Black Tide Rising universe but you need no knowledge of that storyline to appreciate this selection And yeah not military but veterans okay?Adam Roberts Between Nine and Eleven This story also gets my unualified support for a BOY inclusion It takes the Campbell premise of 'as good as a man but not a man' and gives it solid form The story works both as a personal adventure and as a good 'theoryconcept' storyJack Schouten Sephine and the Leviathan I didn't like anything about this story except that it eventually was over It took too long to figure out what the heck was going on and who these people were and frankly it seemed too much like an exercise in Creative Writing and not a story Dreadfully sorry and I'm sure I'll regret saying this but I don't have the slightest clue as to how this was chosen for the book My apologies for offending with my strongly worded opinion I feel certain I am mistakenMichael Ezell The Good Food A seemingly light hearted story about a somewhat too independent scout and his trusty dog this uickly became a nightmare It deserves access to the volume for the creepy factor alone I hate these scary stories but in a good wayJames Wesley Rogers If I could Give This Time Machine Zero Stars I Would This is probably the story I enjoyed reading the most It pays homage to certain of the Golden Age time travel stories AND gives a hat tip to the reviewing system that takes up so much of my time and it's funny However I don't see it as being EITHER military OR adventure and I don't know why it's here It's a great story thoughSharon Lee and Steve Miller Wise Child Im not sure but I THINK this is also another great story that is included in the BOY collection because of the existing body of material in this particular universe It's very nicely done; however since I am NOT a close follower of the Liaden Universe it was missing some of the essential punch to bring it to BOY status for meMichael Z Williamson Star Home You don't HAVE to be a fan of the FreeholdGrainne universe to get the brooding repressive feeling of the reach of the Earth empire I am such a fan and I know sort of what's going on behind the scenes This is a great story and it's definitely worth reading butI read 'Soft Casualty' Star Home and you are no 'Soft Casualty'Robert Dawson The Art of Failure The punchline comes at the very end of the story and it's thrown away so beautifully it's a work of art I endorse inclusion just for that reason alone but the rest of the story is good as wellAllen Stroud The Last Tank Commander No uestion about it; this story of the ancient decrepit rebuilt corporal of tanks leading a bunch of babies into battle deserves a place in this volumeJay Werkheiser A Giant Leap A young man falls off his aircraft into the poisonous atmosphere of Venus; his hated father maintains radio contact with him all the way down Without exposition of the prior relationship between father and son the meaning of the final words loses power And by the way who in heck designs a system that lets people fall off an airship? Tether cable anyone? It's an okay story but I didn't like anyone in itDavid Adams The Immortals Anchorage The story is certainly powerful enough to warrant inclusion in a BOY collection Besides the rock'em sock'em action there were some great insights into what the three main characters were about to make this a leading candidatePaul Di Filippo Backup Man This read like a noir detective story with the appropriate corporate betrayal included I'm thinking Chinatown Does that make it a BOY selection? I'm not sure Considering that the goal is cow flop from a modified children's toy it might make it in on points I couldn't make the call

  3. Florin Constantinescu Florin Constantinescu says:

    The problem with collecting a year's best of a specific sub genre or theme is that you risk repeating 'yourself' The stories feature either a first contact situation or a 'retired combat veteran is called back into duty' situation There's not enough variety or inspiration here I vaguely remember previous two editions being a little diverse and betterStory breakdown Cadet Cruise short story by David Drake 2Two space cadets walk into a casino A police raid ensues The end Tethers short story by William Ledbetter 2A cosmonaut EVA's to repair well something Apparently that's a good reason for the author to launch a barrage of info dumping Get this tool turn this screw open this panel Unlinkage novelette by Eric Del Carlo 3Soldiers are genetically engineered to be bigger stronger and remote controlled at a cost of their minds The controller of one such soldier has since moved on and become a mother but her past returns to haunt her Pretty good setting but the plot didn't really 'drop any bombs' Not in Vain novelette by Kacey Ezell 3Your above average uality story featuring teenagers fighting off zombies Between Nine and Eleven short story by Adam Roberts 4The first of several first contact situation stories in this anthology These aliens try to fight humans by deleting the number 10 from the universe Humans fight back by deleting 3 We win Cute I wish it were longer Sephine and the Leviathan novelette by Jack Schouten 4Human spaceship crashes on remote planet after being attacked by aliens and discover another strange ship had Two humans attempt to explore the new starnge vessel and fight off the aliens Pretty cool mystery plot hindered a little though by the writing style The Good Food novelette by Michael Ezell 2Human awakes from hibernation as his ship lands on remote planet Gets attacked by aliens Fights some off Loses Yawn If I Could Give This Time Machine Zero Stars I Would short story by James Wesley Rogers 4Very short and uite funny An online service sells the same time machine to various users who are constantly unsatisfied with its performance Wise Child novelette by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller 1Had to abandon this after just a few pages Couldn't understand a word they're saying Was full of words in italics such as they that or constructs such as 1362 as a name or starting off in media res Starhome novelette by Michael Z Williamson 2Human small space station about to go bankrupt is slowly taken over by a warring faction Boring and pointless The Art of Failure short story by Robert Dawson 4Another take on 'first contact' situations This time uite amusing Humans meet alien elitist warrior society and scam them into thinking they are the same in order to retrieve some precious metals off planet The Last Tank Commander novelette by Allen Stroud 2Another cliched military sci fi story Tank crew fights off aliens on remote planet One Giant Leap short story by Jay Werkheiser 2Man falls off research station orbiting Venus and manages to safely land after performing a long series of dubious engineering feats with the help of a drone The Immortals Anchorage novelette 3Yet another 'first contact' situation this time with a totally different tone The aliens who took over a spaceship are very scary and plan to grow human clones for their own warriors Backup Man short story by Paul Di Filippo 1Some kind of a post apocalypyic slash cyberpunk ish story with way too many capitalized words Short as it was I still was unable to keep upAverage comes out as 256

  4. Ron Ron says:

    For the third year David Afsharirad and Baen have scoured magazines online 'zines and anthologies for tales that meet their changing criteria The third volume has a number of stories that I had not read so plenty of fun for me As was the mixture of authors Plus there is the fact readers get to vote at Baencom for their favorite story by August 31 2017 for the author to receive a prize at DragonCon So read and enjoy

  5. Caitlin Caitlin says:

    Like most anthologies a mix of stories I liked or less uite varied in plot and setting intrigue to war ships to planets subtle to bombastic A few h opeless sad endings knocked off some enjoyment of the victories and funny ends But war isn't exactly sunshine and kittens so that's fair enough

  6. Freyja Freyja says:

    I couldn't pick a favorite short story nor could I find a bad one in this collection It is the year's best after all and the stories visit established universes as well as new places This is a must read On to the next volume

  7. Red7paulbrennan Red7paulbrennan says:

    Covers Volumes 3 5the title says what it is

  8. Stephen Boiko Stephen Boiko says:

    My favorite SF genre Enjoyed

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8 thoughts on “The Years Best Military Adventure SF Volume 3

  1. Travis Travis says:

    This was a nice collection of stories A couple of these stories appeared in collectionsplaces I'd read before but even with that I can still highly recomend this collection as it has a very nice cross section of stories Anyone who enjoys planetary exploration space battles stories where the good guys don't always win and want to spend a few hours having a good time then pick up this collection and give it a read well worth the time spent

  2. Pat Patterson Pat Patterson says:

    Papa Pat Rambles has additional commentary on this collection Drake Cadet Cruise It's entirely credible to include this story in the 'Best of Year' collection since it is a preuel to the phenomenal adventures of Daniel Leary It demonstrates the talents the young midshipman had at winning over people as well as making complicated plans work out If it WEREN'T for that other body of work it would still be a good story; but compare it to the visceral punch of 'Under the Hammer' or 'The Butcher's Bill'?' That may be an unfair comparison but we ARE talking about a high bar here Best of the Year Still I absolutely will accept this as worthy of inclusion as it's a great readWilliam Ledbetter Tethers It's bad enough when space is trying to kill you; when your partner is trying as well? That's just not fair This is first class writing; my only caveat is that it is adventure and not military sci fi but the title of the book includes both so I guess that's no uibble at allEric de Carlo Unlinkage The story of a retired mind controller of a Brute Hulk type human is an ugly read in that it is awfully dark and presupposes an ugly future society However the story does stress the values of loyalty to companions and that's always worth writing about I can't uite make myself see it as Best of the Year but I won't complain if others see it that wayKacey Ezell Not in Vain This one has my unualified support It takes a team of high school cheerleaders and their coach and puts them in impossible circumstances and shows how they all rise above their personal interests to put the good of the team first even BEYOND death This is written to be a part of John Ringo's Black Tide Rising universe but you need no knowledge of that storyline to appreciate this selection And yeah not military but veterans okay?Adam Roberts Between Nine and Eleven This story also gets my unualified support for a BOY inclusion It takes the Campbell premise of 'as good as a man but not a man' and gives it solid form The story works both as a personal adventure and as a good 'theoryconcept' storyJack Schouten Sephine and the Leviathan I didn't like anything about this story except that it eventually was over It took too long to figure out what the heck was going on and who these people were and frankly it seemed too much like an exercise in Creative Writing and not a story Dreadfully sorry and I'm sure I'll regret saying this but I don't have the slightest clue as to how this was chosen for the book My apologies for offending with my strongly worded opinion I feel certain I am mistakenMichael Ezell The Good Food A seemingly light hearted story about a somewhat too independent scout and his trusty dog this uickly became a nightmare It deserves access to the volume for the creepy factor alone I hate these scary stories but in a good wayJames Wesley Rogers If I could Give This Time Machine Zero Stars I Would This is probably the story I enjoyed reading the most It pays homage to certain of the Golden Age time travel stories AND gives a hat tip to the reviewing system that takes up so much of my time and it's funny However I don't see it as being EITHER military OR adventure and I don't know why it's here It's a great story thoughSharon Lee and Steve Miller Wise Child Im not sure but I THINK this is also another great story that is included in the BOY collection because of the existing body of material in this particular universe It's very nicely done; however since I am NOT a close follower of the Liaden Universe it was missing some of the essential punch to bring it to BOY status for meMichael Z Williamson Star Home You don't HAVE to be a fan of the FreeholdGrainne universe to get the brooding repressive feeling of the reach of the Earth empire I am such a fan and I know sort of what's going on behind the scenes This is a great story and it's definitely worth reading butI read 'Soft Casualty' Star Home and you are no 'Soft Casualty'Robert Dawson The Art of Failure The punchline comes at the very end of the story and it's thrown away so beautifully it's a work of art I endorse inclusion just for that reason alone but the rest of the story is good as wellAllen Stroud The Last Tank Commander No uestion about it; this story of the ancient decrepit rebuilt corporal of tanks leading a bunch of babies into battle deserves a place in this volumeJay Werkheiser A Giant Leap A young man falls off his aircraft into the poisonous atmosphere of Venus; his hated father maintains radio contact with him all the way down Without exposition of the prior relationship between father and son the meaning of the final words loses power And by the way who in heck designs a system that lets people fall off an airship? Tether cable anyone? It's an okay story but I didn't like anyone in itDavid Adams The Immortals Anchorage The story is certainly powerful enough to warrant inclusion in a BOY collection Besides the rock'em sock'em action there were some great insights into what the three main characters were about to make this a leading candidatePaul Di Filippo Backup Man This read like a noir detective story with the appropriate corporate betrayal included I'm thinking Chinatown Does that make it a BOY selection? I'm not sure Considering that the goal is cow flop from a modified children's toy it might make it in on points I couldn't make the call

  3. Florin Constantinescu Florin Constantinescu says:

    The problem with collecting a year's best of a specific sub genre or theme is that you risk repeating 'yourself' The stories feature either a first contact situation or a 'retired combat veteran is called back into duty' situation There's not enough variety or inspiration here I vaguely remember previous two editions being a little diverse and betterStory breakdown Cadet Cruise short story by David Drake 2Two space cadets walk into a casino A police raid ensues The end Tethers short story by William Ledbetter 2A cosmonaut EVA's to repair well something Apparently that's a good reason for the author to launch a barrage of info dumping Get this tool turn this screw open this panel Unlinkage novelette by Eric Del Carlo 3Soldiers are genetically engineered to be bigger stronger and remote controlled at a cost of their minds The controller of one such soldier has since moved on and become a mother but her past returns to haunt her Pretty good setting but the plot didn't really 'drop any bombs' Not in Vain novelette by Kacey Ezell 3Your above average uality story featuring teenagers fighting off zombies Between Nine and Eleven short story by Adam Roberts 4The first of several first contact situation stories in this anthology These aliens try to fight humans by deleting the number 10 from the universe Humans fight back by deleting 3 We win Cute I wish it were longer Sephine and the Leviathan novelette by Jack Schouten 4Human spaceship crashes on remote planet after being attacked by aliens and discover another strange ship had Two humans attempt to explore the new starnge vessel and fight off the aliens Pretty cool mystery plot hindered a little though by the writing style The Good Food novelette by Michael Ezell 2Human awakes from hibernation as his ship lands on remote planet Gets attacked by aliens Fights some off Loses Yawn If I Could Give This Time Machine Zero Stars I Would short story by James Wesley Rogers 4Very short and uite funny An online service sells the same time machine to various users who are constantly unsatisfied with its performance Wise Child novelette by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller 1Had to abandon this after just a few pages Couldn't understand a word they're saying Was full of words in italics such as they that or constructs such as 1362 as a name or starting off in media res Starhome novelette by Michael Z Williamson 2Human small space station about to go bankrupt is slowly taken over by a warring faction Boring and pointless The Art of Failure short story by Robert Dawson 4Another take on 'first contact' situations This time uite amusing Humans meet alien elitist warrior society and scam them into thinking they are the same in order to retrieve some precious metals off planet The Last Tank Commander novelette by Allen Stroud 2Another cliched military sci fi story Tank crew fights off aliens on remote planet One Giant Leap short story by Jay Werkheiser 2Man falls off research station orbiting Venus and manages to safely land after performing a long series of dubious engineering feats with the help of a drone The Immortals Anchorage novelette 3Yet another 'first contact' situation this time with a totally different tone The aliens who took over a spaceship are very scary and plan to grow human clones for their own warriors Backup Man short story by Paul Di Filippo 1Some kind of a post apocalypyic slash cyberpunk ish story with way too many capitalized words Short as it was I still was unable to keep upAverage comes out as 256

  4. Ron Ron says:

    For the third year David Afsharirad and Baen have scoured magazines online 'zines and anthologies for tales that meet their changing criteria The third volume has a number of stories that I had not read so plenty of fun for me As was the mixture of authors Plus there is the fact readers get to vote at Baencom for their favorite story by August 31 2017 for the author to receive a prize at DragonCon So read and enjoy

  5. Caitlin Caitlin says:

    Like most anthologies a mix of stories I liked or less uite varied in plot and setting intrigue to war ships to planets subtle to bombastic A few h opeless sad endings knocked off some enjoyment of the victories and funny ends But war isn't exactly sunshine and kittens so that's fair enough

  6. Freyja Freyja says:

    I couldn't pick a favorite short story nor could I find a bad one in this collection It is the year's best after all and the stories visit established universes as well as new places This is a must read On to the next volume

  7. Red7paulbrennan Red7paulbrennan says:

    Covers Volumes 3 5the title says what it is

  8. Stephen Boiko Stephen Boiko says:

    My favorite SF genre Enjoyed

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