Over the last month or so I’ve guest-blogged at zenpundit.com, on the topic of military science fiction which I think should be on the various recommended readings lists for our armed forces–especially the officers. I focus on the excellent “Future History” series of books in the universe that grew out of (or, perhaps more properly, grew up to support) the 1974 novel by Jerry Pournelle and Larry Niven, The Mote in God’s Eye. Here are the links:
Recommended readings real and imagined for military leaders–Part I
Recommended readings real and imagined for military leaders–Part II
Recommended readings real and imagined for military leaders–Part III
2 thoughts on “War Worlds Worth Wrestling With”
As a Gore Vidal reader for many years, I appreciated your mention of “Creation,” which I look forward to reading soon. Do you see the Amazon rendition of “The Man in the High Castle” as an acceptable replacement for reading Philip K. Dick’s book, an auxiliary, or a completely different experience? (Please reply at your leisure as my reading list currently runs into mid-fall)
Thanks, and you’re welcome.
I see the TV version of “High Castle” rather like I do the Peter Jackson movie versions of “The Lord of the Rings;” an excellent screen adaptation, but not as good as the book(s).
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