Friday, May 11, 2007


Do you enjoy free online reads?

I do. If you're like me, head over HERE to sample stories from the upcoming anthology edited by Joe Haldeman and Martin H. Greenberg. (Oh, you know Haldeman is ideally suited to edit this, considering war is a recurring theme of his work, plus he's a kick-butt writer & poet.)

The link actually takes you to a listing of the table of contents, and it includes links to the introduction by Haldeman and to three stories: CRATERS Kristine Kathryn Rusch; ROCKET BOY by Paul J. McAuley; and JADE ANGEL by Dena Bain Taylor.

Referring to the stories (and the title), Haldeman writes in the intro's conclusion:

They all speak to the human condition, though, of which war has been an
aspect for as long as there have been divisions of humanity on the basis of
geography, citizenship, race, or religion. Perhaps we'll evolve out of it before
it destroys us.

For that, Albert Einstein may have had the final
word on the future of weapons:

"I don't know with what
weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with
sticks and stones."

Hat tip to SF Signal.


Anonymous said...

Haldeman's a good writer, but he's not much of a futurist as his "The Forever War" demonstrates. I mean, he had us zipping around the stars at near the speed of C in the early 90's.


"I'm blinded by the beauty of our weapons" - Cohen


Anonymous said...

Or was it, "I'm guided..."