STORIES OF AUGMENTED SOLDIERS AND THE FUTURE OF WARFARE. Near future, hard science fiction, and imagined military robotics and artificial intelligence in all domains of warfare (land, sea, air, space, and cyber) over the next fifty years as only Baen can do it.
The future of cybernetic warfare.
Robosoldiers. They take many forms, from disembodied AI to humanlike androids and more. But at their cores beat the cybernetic hearts of warriors! In these stories of hard military SF, you will journey to the battlefields of tomorrow with the veterans who have been there and the researchers developing the next phase of battle and get a glimpse into the future of warfare.
New stories from David Drake, Richard Fox, Weston Ochse, Martin L. Shoemaker, T.C. McCarthy, Brad R. Torgersen, and more!
Contributors: M.T. Reiten Martin L. Shoemaker Doug Beason Richard Fox Sean Patrick Hazlett Monalisa Foster Phillip Pournelle Weston Ochse David Drake T.C. McCarthy Brad R. Torgersen Stephen Lawson Philip Kramer
Praise for Robosoldiers:
“Despite the punning subtitle, this anthology’s 13 impressive sci-fi shorts, assembled by Lawson, take on the future of military robotics with deadly seriousness... It’s smart, if disquieting, military SF. Readers interested in how Asimov’s Laws of Robotics might play out on the battlefield will be particularly fascinated.” —Publishers Weekly
“Highly recommended.” —Tangent
“Robosoldiers is easily for anyone who loves military sci-fi thrillers, especially if you love depictions of unmanned robots in combat situations.” —Upstream Reviews
About the contributors: “[P]rose as cold and hard as the metal alloy of a tank . . . rivals Crane and Remarque . . .” —Chicago Sun-Times on David Drake
“Brad Torgersen can write something technical and complex, yet still give it real emotional depth. He's one of the most talented authors I've ever read.” —Larry Correia on Brad R. Torgersen
“A well written novel that makes you consider the costs of war in very personal terms.” —SF Signal on T.C. McCarthy
“Shoemaker's story of an artificial life coming to terms with its own emotional world finds its place among the long and varied tradition of explorations of robot–human relations. . . . Recommended for any reader, genre or otherwise, looking for a pleasant and engaging read.” —Booklist on Martin L. Shoemaker
About the Author
Stephen Lawson served on three deployments with the U.S. Navy and is currently a helicopter pilot and commissioned officer in the Kentucky National Guard. He earned a Masters of Business Administration from Indiana University Southeast in 2018 and currently lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife. Lawson’s writing has appeared in Writers of the Future Volume 33, Orson Scott Card’s InterGalactic Medicine Show, Galaxy’s Edge, and Daily Science Fiction, as well as at Baen.com. He’s written two episodes of The Post-Apocalyptic Tourist’s Guide, which he also edits. His blog can be found at stephenlawsonstories.wordpress.com.