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The Klingon Art of War by Keith R. A. DeCandido

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The Klingon Art of War

by Keith R. A. DeCandido

(Simon & Schuster, May 2014, 160 pp.)

Reviewed by Alicia Cole

Mirroring Sun Tzu’s The Art of War, Keith DeCandido’s The Klingon Art of War provides an immersive echo of that text for Klingon scholars and the far-future politically/military curious among speculative fans. The text is lively and true to its Klingon roots, laid out across Ten Precepts (differing, of course, from Sun Tzu’s thirteen) that detail such areas as “Choose your enemies well” and “seek adversity,” true Klingon philosophies to live by. Darby Conley’s cover and chapter inset artwork are beautifully rendered, particularly his painting for the Third Precept.

While fandom purists will be thrilled by the “historically” accurate new information provided by the appendixes, speculative fans in general may find something to ponder with this book. In this harried day and age where war, from a Western standpoint, is viewed economically or from a great, uncompassionate distance, the Klingon sense of honor and moral-codified combat is refreshing.

Seek this one out if you’d like a refresher on how to “choose death over chains” and “guard honor above all.”

 

The Last Night of October by Greg Chapman

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The Last Night of October

by Greg Chapman

(Bad Moon Books, October 2013, 101 pp.)

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Past Masters & Other Bookish Natterings by Bud Webster

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Past Masters: & Other Bookish Natterings

by Bud Webster

Introduction by Mike Resnick

(Merry Blacksmith Press, June 2013, tpb, 402 pp.)

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Starship Century, ed. James & Gregory Benford

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Starship Century: Toward the Grandest Horizon

Edited by James Benford & Gregory Benford

(Microwave Sciences, August 13, 2013, tpb, 334 pp.)

 

Articles

“Starships: Reaching for the Highest Bar” by James & Gregory Benford

“Our Only Chance” by Stephen Hawking
“Noah’s Ark Eggs and Warm-Blooded Plants” by Freeman Dyson
“To the Ends of the Universe” by Martin Rees
“Starships and the Fates of Humankind” by Peter Schwartz
“On the Way to Starflight: The Economics of Interstellar Breakout” by Robert Zubrin
“The Nuclear Rocket: Workhorse of the Solar System” by Geoffrey A. Landis
“Starship Pioneers” by Adam Crowl
“Sailships” by James Benford
“Starship Destinations” by Stephen Baxter & Ian Crawford
“Exotic Technologies for Interstellar Travel” by John Cramer
“Afterword” by Paul Davies
 
Stories
 
“Cathedrals” by Allen M. Steele
“Atmosphaera Incognita” by Neal Stephenson
“Coda: Atmosphaera Incognita” by Gregory Benford
“Knotweed and Gardenias” by Nancy Kress
“The Man Who Sold the Stars” by Gregory Benford
“Across the Dark, the Pioneers” by Geoffrey A. Landis
“Living Large” by Richard A. Lovett
“The Heavy Generation” by David Brin
“Star Call” by Stephen Baxter
“Tricentennial” by Joe Haldeman
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Eyepennies by Mike O'Driscoll

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Eyepennies

by Mike O’Driscoll

(TTA Novellas #1, July 2012)

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Theatre of Curious Acts by Cate Gardner

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“Theatre of Curious Acts” by Cate Gardner

Hadley Rille Books, Fall 2011

Reviewed by Caroline E Willis

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Anthopology 101 by Bud Webster

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Anthopology 101:

Reflections, Inspections and Dissections of SF Anthologies

by Bud Webster

Introduction by Mike Ashley

(The Merry Blacksmith Press, 2010, 328 pp.)

Reviewed by Indrapramit Das

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The Business of Science Fiction by Mike Resnick & Barry N. Malzberg

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The Business of Science Fiction

by

Mike Resnick and Barry N. Malzberg

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Fantastic TV (50 Years of Cult Fantasy and Science Fiction)

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Fantastic TV (50 Years of Cult Fantasy and Science Fiction) 

by Steven Savile

Plexus, London (March 2010)

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Cloud Permutations -- Lavie Tidhar

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Cloud Permutations

by Lavie Tidhar


PS Publishing
May 2010


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