Episode 169 – Jaym Gates and Andrew Liptak

On November 12, 2013, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

WarStories_GalenDara_webIn episode 169 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Jaym Gates and Andrew Liptak to talk about their kickstarter project – the anthology: War Stories.

About War Stories:

War Stories isn’t an anthology of bug hunts and unabashed jingoism. It’s a look at the people ordered into impossible situations, asked to do the unthinkable, and those unable to escape from hell. It’s stories of courage under fire, and about the difficulties in making decisions that we normally would never make. It’s about what happens when the shooting stops, and before any trigger is ever pulled.

We’ve grown up reading stories from authors such as Robert Heinlein, Joe Haldeman, Orson Scott Card, Timothy Zahn, C.J. Cherryh, Lois McMaster Bujold and others that have laid the foundations for ‘military science fiction’ as a distinct genre.

We want to tell some different stories. Science Fiction, and military science fiction in particular, is a good look at the world today, where military actions are certainly relevant. We aim to tell some new stories that look at the future of warfare, and the people, robots and aliens involved.

This week’s picks:

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© 2013 Patrick Hester and John Anealio

This podcast contains original music by John Anealio

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