DOWNLOAD BOOK ✓ Riding the Red Horse - by Tom Kratman Vox Day William S. Lind Thomas Mays Rolf Nelson Christopher G. Nutall James Perry Jerry Pournelle

Riding the Red Horse By Tom Kratman Vox Day William S. Lind Thomas Mays Rolf Nelson Christopher G. Nutall James Perry Jerry Pournelle,

  • Title: Riding the Red Horse
  • Author: Tom Kratman Vox Day William S. Lind Thomas Mays Rolf Nelson Christopher G. Nutall James Perry Jerry Pournelle
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  • Page: 401
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  • The spectre of war once looms on the global horizon A new generation of writers and military theorists are addressing the new forms of warfare that now challenge the nation state s monopoly on war Terrorism, technology, 4th Generation warfare, the decline of the Pax Americana, and the rise of China are among the issues contemplated by the 20 contributors to RIDING TThe spectre of war once looms on the global horizon A new generation of writers and military theorists are addressing the new forms of warfare that now challenge the nation state s monopoly on war Terrorism, technology, 4th Generation warfare, the decline of the Pax Americana, and the rise of China are among the issues contemplated by the 20 contributors to RIDING THE RED HORSE, the new annual anthology of military science fiction RIDING THE RED HORSE is a collection of 24 essays and short stories from technologists, military strategists, military historians, and the leading authors of military science fiction From the Old Guard to the New, the anthology features some of the keenest minds and bestselling authors writing in the genre today Three national militaries and three service branches are represented by the contributors, the majority of whom are veterans Edited by LTC Tom Kratman, US Army ret and Vox Day, RIDING THE RED HORSE covers everything from real world lasers, intelligence ops, threat assessments, and wargame design to space combats, fleet actions, and ground operations taking place in some of the most popular future universes in science fiction.The anthology consists of contributions from Eric S Raymond, William S Lind, Chris Kennedy, James F Dunnigan, Jerry Pournelle, Ken Burnside, Christopher G Nuttall, Rolf Nelson, Harry Kitchener, Giuseppe Filotto, John F Carr, Wolfgang Diehr, Thomas Mays, Benjamin Cheah, James Perry, Brad Torgersen, Tedd Roberts, Steve Rzasa, Tom Kratman, and Vox Day.
    Riding the Red Horse The spectre of war once looms on the global horizon A new generation of writers and military theorists are addressing the new forms of warfare that now challenge the nation state s monopoly on war Ter

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    1. Theodore Beale Vox Day is nominated for Best Editor, Long Form, and also Best Editor, Short Form.This collection is included in the Hugo Voters packet in support of Theodore Beale s nomination for Best Editor, Short Form.Unfortunately, it s a very uneven collection It includes the very good The Hot Equations, by Ken Burnside, and the very disappointing Turncoat by Steve Rzasa There is, early on, a casual endorsement of the probable necessity of genocide on the grounds that Those People aren t sm [...]

    2. I am not a fan of Vox Day He holds views diametrically opposed to mine on, if not everything, most things, and has a tendency to be very controversial I m also not a fan of Colonel Tom Kratman, although I do respect his service Having said that, I ve never felt that I should restrict myself to reading only books written by people I like, and so I took a flyer on Riding the Red Horse.In the 1980s and early 1990s, there were a series of anthologies entitled There Will Be War The books were a mixtu [...]

    3. An engaging mix of fiction and military commentary, Riding the Red Horse entertained me as it informed me The articles on military principles ought to be read by anyone who writes about military affairs, real or imagined I especially enjoyed the articles on grand strategy analyzing China and Russia even though I did not agree entirely, these articles helped me to think about political affairs deeply.

    4. great technical articles that exposed me to some well thought out and interesting technical tactical consideration some really well written short military science fiction and some so so or mediocre, but as it is an anthology of authors that is to be expected extremely heavy handed in its political tone far right, liberals are pc devils but not to be unexpected given the editors given what my personal political views are, I found the overall tone to be fairly off putting but I still finished the [...]

    5. This is an interesting book with a number of worthwhile articles for those with an interest in military SF that I can NOT recommend for other reasons Sadly, it is a product of Castalia House, which is publishing a vehicle for Vox Day aka Theodore Beale an editor for this work and one of the most outspoken proponents of misogyny and racism in any fandom Kratman s highly off putting editorial remarks peppered with ultra rightwing social commentary are highly unprofessional and not directly relevan [...]

    6. So I have to admit, some of the articles in this are genuinely interesting from a military developments point of view Others, like the ones on Thermodynamics and Chinese Missles, aren t really that interesting to me, and I m not sure how a long article on Soviet policy fits a supposedly SF based anthology There are some pretty decent short stories, including Shakedown Cruise, A Piece of Cake, They Also Serve and Red Space However, some of the other stories relate to series I either don t know, o [...]

    7. This book claims to have been edited by Tom Kratman and Teddy Beale This is a lie They couldn t edit an elementary school newsletter To call what they did here editing is an insult to editors the world over It s like they got their friends together and had everyone shit on a plate And for some reason they re inordinately proud of what they produced.But then again, there s a good chance a similar pile of shit will become President, so maybe they have a point.

    8. What some people forget is that the previous definitive collections were by Jerry Pournelle, and he stopped them for 20 years But war has not gone away This book is worth it for the Van Crietveld essays alone.The fiction It is uneven Anthologies generally are But it runs from good to excellent.Well worth it.

    9. Hard to rate as a whole the contents range from absolutely excellent with a special note here to Ken Burnside s _The Hot Equations_ through decent milsf , to only middlin in parts Still recommended, though It s worth the cover price for The Hot Equations alone.

    10. Good military science fiction and non fiction essays in military and science fiction subjects I especially enjoyed Make the Tigers Fight about political manipulations in Southeast Asia during WW2, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

    11. A fun military sf read This was a quite fun read Unexpected since I hadn t heard of it at all until recently Many of the stories have interesting and unique perspectives.

    12. This review covers only the one story I ve read, TURNCOAT by Steve Rzasa.Excellent story about Artificial Intelligence in the distant future where humans have advanced to integrating themselves with machines, even to uploading their consciousness and are engaged in a war with other humans who have a differing opinion about being so integrated with machines I quite enjoyed it It was fast paced and entertaining It was rather predictable, but it s hard to be surprising in a short story when the tit [...]

    13. This is an anthology, with a range of quality levels I would give the best of them a solid five and the worst couple a reluctant three It s worth reading overall if you re a fan of military science fiction.

    14. The nonfiction components were interesting and worth reading the fiction was largely mediocre I enjoyed Burnsides thermodynamics, ESR s battlefield lasers, and Lind s intro to fourth generation warfare The notes from the editor were occasionally cringe inducingly rightwing.

    15. I sometimes read short stories as a palette cleanser in between novels or to transition between fiction and non fiction This book of short stories was not my favorite, despite my wanting to like it The stories themselves ranged wildly from dusty dry and boring to exciting, interesting and quite good It took me a while to get through it since I only read 1 or 2 of the stories at a time I was expecting a bit sci fi, many of these stories seemed to be just straight military stories In short, this [...]

    16. Riding the Red Horse is an anthology of short fiction and essays with military themes, edited by Vox Day Theodore Beale and Tom Kratman and published by Castalia House Day notes in his Preface The stories and essays in this collection, the first in what will be an annual military science fiction anthology series, are intended to explore the vital question that presently plagues the finest military minds on the planet What is 21st Century war and how is it most effectively waged Whatever armed fo [...]

    17. Read for the 2015 Hugos Turncoat This story had pros and cons It is set in a universe that sounds like it would be worth reading about Even though this story goes between other published stories, it stands on its own nicely, thanks to some slightly confusing exposition The general premise and plot are both cool The story is well written, although it has a tendency to jump between present and past tense in away that left me slightly disoriented and confused.My biggest problem with it is that it [...]

    18. To be honest, I stopped reading this book in the middle But first things firstPlease note that I m not ultra liberal, far from it I don t mind some ultra right albeit not very smart propaganda pieces, scattered through editorial remarks I do like Tom Kratman s Posleen book, and State of Disobedience was funny, that why I opened this book, but, really, guys, why did I bother Non fiction was interesting enough to keep me going, even though A Reliable Sourse was first red light I grant that there c [...]

    19. 3 stars for this story Turncoat by Steve Rzasa, short story nominee During war, machine intelligence ponders its humanity and the existence of souls Too much military stuff for me, and I didn t find the soul stuff to be anything than superficial, but the joke at the end had me laughing The Hot Equations by Ken Burnside, related work nominee 2 stars Super boring essay about thermodynamics and how it might effect space warfare Sucker Punch by Eric S Raymond Raymond is nominated for the Campbell A [...]

    20. As you can see by my reviews, I am a big fan of Castalia Publishing Quality books at a reasonable price AND they publish the type of books I like to read From my review So far so good I really enjoy how the limitations and tactical trade offs are handled As an Ex Marine, I realize strategies and technologies are constantly tested by your opponents Some stand the test of time while most fall by the wayside to be replaced by better newer strategies Hopefully.You really cannot find a better set of [...]

    21. This collection purports to be the first in a new series of military SciFi and speculative non fiction in the tradition of Jerry Pournelle s There Will Be War , which is also being re issued by the same Publisher, Castalia House It is certainly an eclectic mix, with everything from treatises on the thermodynamics of space warfare to classic Space Opera The articles on future military startegy are fascinating and thought provoking, while the mix with entertaining SciFi stops the collection from d [...]

    22. Read the following for Hugos 2015 The Hot Equations Thermodynamics and Military SF Ken Burnside Riding the Red Horse, Castalia House It s The Art of War in space.

    23. Real science fiction No soap opera in space garbage Just solid speculative milfic and some excellent essays on military thought and technologies Highly recommended.

    24. Mix of fiction and non fiction focused on military scifi.Best fiction The General s Guard Torgersen , Turncoat Rzasa , and A Reliable Source Day

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