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11:33 am: There Will Be War — Released Today!

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The Premier Mil-SF Series Returns 25 Years Later

At the height of the Cold War, the most important series in military science fiction was THERE WILL BE WAR.

Created by science fiction legend Dr. Jerry Pournelle, the nine volumes of THERE WILL BE WAR combined the very best science fiction writers with some of the most influential military writers on the planet. A living chronicle of the Cold War, the series was thought to have ended with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989.

But history did not end. A new power, dedicated to world peace through world submission, has arisen from the ashes of Iraq and continues to steadily grow. A new type of asymmetric warfare, 4th Generation War, has struck everywhere from Paris to San Bernardino. The USA and Russia are clashing everywhere from Ukraine to Syria, as China quietly expands her influence in the South China Sea. It is clear to even the casual observer that, once more, there will be war.

There Will Be War Volume X is edited by Jerry Pournelle and features 18 short stories and articles that explore the new challenges posed by new enemies and new forms of warfare. From genetic war on Planet Earth to space combat among the distant stars, from ancient history to hyperintelligent weapons, the latest volume in the revived anthology series contemplates warfare from every angle. The non-fiction essays are intelligent and insightful, written by subject experts representing four of the U.S. Armed Forces; the centerpiece is an original essay by military historian Martin van Creveld on the bloody history of "War and Migration" that is as significant as it is timely.

The Volume X contributors are: Gregory Benford, Charles W. Shao, William S. Lind, Lt. Col. Gregory A. Thiele, USMC, Ben Bova, Allen M. Steele, Michael Flynn, Martin van Creveld, Matthew Joseph Harrington, Cheah Kai Wai, Col. Douglas Beason, USAF, ret., John DeChancie, CDR Phillip E. Pournelle, USN, Russell Newquist, Brian J. Noggle, David VanDyke, Lt. Col. Guy R. Hooper, USAF, ret., Michael L. McDaniel, Poul Anderson, and Larry Niven.

There Will Be War Volume X is 401 pages, DRM-free, and $4.99. Available only on Amazon.

All New Release subscribers who buy the book on Amazon before noon EST on Wednesday, December 9th, have permission to download free copies of West of Honor by Jerry Pournelle as well as the novel First Conquest from bestselling mil-SF author, and Volume X contributor, David VanDyke. It is not necessary to send any proof of purchase prior to downloading.

For those who require EPUB format, you can either email us a request with your receipt from Amazon attached, or better yet, download Calibre, the free open source ebook management program. The Amazon file is DRM-free, so it can be converted automatically in a manner of seconds. We recommend using Calibre; it is extremely useful to any reader.

"History has not ended. The world has not united in peace and liberal democracy. This series has been revived to again offer stories and essays on the challenges of the future; in a time when There Will Be War. "
– Jerry Pournelle

Originally posted to Welcome to Arhyalon. (link)


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Date:December 21st, 2015 08:00 pm (UTC)
I'm not buying this and nobody else should buy it either.

1. It's published by Castalia House. Here is the owner's response to a negative review of his book Cuckservative: But at last, VFM, it's Wild Hunt time! Beamer is male, has a dog, and likes the Repairman Jack novels of F. Paul Wilson. He's a graduate of [removed], and uses or used a Blackberry at work. His name is [removed] and he had a relationship of some sort with a woman named [removed]. First one to correctly identify him and provide contact details wins the free hardcover of his choice from Castalia House and gets a virtual skull for social media bragging purposes. Bonus skull for providing place of employment. VFM Rules: The SJWs take a shot and the VFM immediately apply the Five Ds in reprisal. Dig, Doxx, Discredit, Disemploy, and Devour. Better make that move to Canada now, Beamer. The Vile Faceless Minions are coming for you.
2. Most of the stories are published elsewhere and the ones that aren't aren't really worth reading. The ones that are published elsewhere really aren't worth reading either.
3. It's published by Castalia House.
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Date:December 22nd, 2015 04:36 am (UTC)
If you want another reason not to purchase this anthology, here you go:
He sighed. Africa would be a glorious place were it not for the Africans. He’d been warned before coming to Lusaka that ninety percent of the hak gwai were thieves, but he discounted that warning as the customary Han superiority complex. After seven years of futility in attempting to turn CAIG’s $35 billion investment in the country into something resembling a reasonable return, he was beginning to wonder if that estimate had been on the low side.
More racism followed but I had to type this crap by hand. Oh, and spoiler alert, our heroes develop a virus to depopulate Africa. Second story in the book. It's in the free preview so obviously it's there to show off.
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Date:December 29th, 2015 10:20 am (UTC)
Are you familiar with the concept of an unreliable narrator? Or an anti-hero?

Even so, why read a book that distresses you so?

If you set out the parameters of which authors' ideas, politics and values you can tolerate, your local library and should be able to find you plenty of that fit your needs.

I am quite soon. Presumably you pay taxes. Put these librarians to work for you. Do not waste your time reading books that upset you so much.
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Date:December 29th, 2015 01:08 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure Charles W. Shao, if that is his real name, isn't. I'm pretty sure those concepts are a bit too advanced for THERE WILL BE WAR.
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Date:December 29th, 2015 10:15 am (UTC)
Bought my copy. The hardcovers will be out in time for my dad's b-day.
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