Friday, 15 April 2016
Action And Military Hardware
Anderson, Pournelle and Stirling excel at military sf which, of course, has to include much action but does it need lists of military hardware? In Pournelle and Stirling's Go Tell The Spartans, we are told that the Spartan First Royal Infantry as yet lacks:
secure communications gear;
organic air transport;
adequate combat engineering equipment.
Long and lovingly listed! But might it have been better in an Appendix? We await the decisive showdown between the mercs, who are training the Royals, and their adversaries. See image.