For the month of January, Jim Killen, the buyer in charge of Barnes & Noble’s SFF selection and curator of the Barnes & Noble Bookseller’s Picks, has chosen a military science fiction theme! In conjuction with the appreciations and excerpts, we’ll be exploring this subgenre with original articles from our own contributors along with some of the biggest name authors of military science fiction.
Some highlights include: Jo Walton on Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan Saga, John Scalzi’s thoughts on the film version of Starship Troopers, and Liz Bourke on women in military science fiction. We’ll also hear from Myke Cole, David Drake, Tim Maughan, Ron Hogan, Rajan Khanna, Emmet Asher-Perrin, Ryan Britt, and more.
Below are the 15 titles we’ll be covering as this month’s B&N picks:
- The Forever War, Joe Haldeman (SMP/Griffin)
- Hymn Before Battle (Human-Posleen War Series #1), John Ringo (Baen)
- Into the Looking Glass (Looking Glass Series #1), John Ringo (Baen
- Mutineer (Kris Longknife Series #1), Mike Shepherd (Ace)
- Dauntless (Lost Fleet Series #1), Jack Campbell (Ace)
- The Complete Hammer’s Slammers: Volume I, David Drake (Baen)
- March Upcountry (Empire of Man Series #1), David Weber and John Ringo (Baen)
- On Basilisk Station (Honor Harrington Series #1), David Weber (Baen)
- Orphanage (Jason Wander Series #1), Robert Buettner (Orbit)
- Ragnarok, Patrick A. Vanner (Baen)
- Starship Troopers, Robert A. Heinlein (Ace)
- Old Man’s War, John Scalzi (Tor)
- Overkill, Robert Buettner (Baen)
- Legion of the Damned (Legion of the Damned Series #1), William C. Dietz (Ace)
- Heris Serrano: Omnibus One, Elizabeth Moon (Baen)
Make sure your ray guns are fully charged because military science fiction is here! We begin with an appreciation of Joe Haldeman’s The Forever War.