ARRAY(0x9d26aa14)
 

Military Sci-Fi At Its Best

A Listmania! list by KC Gustafson (Uxbridge, UK)
(REAL NAME)   
 
Starship Troopers
1.  Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein
The list author says:
  "One of the first, and best, military sci-fi novels ever written.  Heavy with politics, but the action is fantastic.  It is, I should add, nothing like the movie. The "Mobile Infantry" are a wonder."
6.79   Used & New from: 3.91
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)

Armor
2.  Armor by John Steakley
The list author says:
  "The protagonist is Felix, formerly a great King, fighting anonymously as a Scout on the alien planet Banshee. He joined the military as a suicidal gesture, but finds he is unkillable.  A great book."
6.99   Used & New from: 1.76
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (188 customer reviews)

Soldier, Ask Not (Childe Cycle)
3.  Soldier, Ask Not (Childe Cycle) by Gordon R. Dickson
The list author says:
  "Not the best of the bunch, but this is a fun, light read, with good action and a good lead character."
Used & New from: 0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

See buying options
Ender's Game
4.  Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
The list author says:
  "FANTASTIC BOOK.  Children training as generals become locked in deadly games with one another, and with the enemy, an unknowable and relentless foe. The descriptions of 3D war are fantastic."
Used & New from: 0.61
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (436 customer reviews)

See buying options
The Forever War (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
5.  The Forever War (S.F. MASTERWORKS) by Joe Haldeman
The list author says:
  "This book follows a unit of soldiers which (due to relativity) fight a war over tens of thousands of years.  Humanity evolves, they do not.  Like Armor, a thoughtful book which offers great action"
Used & New from: 0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (138 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

See buying options
The Complete Hammer's Slammers: v. 1
6.  The Complete Hammer's Slammers: v. 1 by David Drake
The list author says:
  "More military sci-fi cotton-candy!  A simple, fun read.  Hammer's tanks fight alongside interesting political plotting."
Used & New from: 2.70

See buying options
Against A Dark Background
7.  Against A Dark Background by Iain M. Banks
The list author says:
  ""Sharrow was once the leader of a personality-attuned combat team in one of the sporadic little commercial wars in the civilisation based around the planet Golter".  What more can I say?"
6.99   Used & New from: 0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

On Basilisk Station (Honorverse)
8.  On Basilisk Station (Honorverse) by David Weber
The list author says:
  "The first in a great series, "which will charm the socks off schoolgirls and sailors".  Honor Harrington is the only female protagonist on this list, and her place is well deserved."
Used & New from: 0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

See buying options
Falkenberg's Legion
9.  Falkenberg's Legion by Jerry Pournelle
The list author says:
  "Very very cool.  Read a number of other of Pournelle's novels.  His ideas are fresh and his prose very good."
Used & New from: 0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

See buying options
Dies the Fire (Roc Science Fiction)
10.  Dies the Fire (Roc Science Fiction) by S. M. Stirling
The list author says:
  "What happens when the world ends.  Not completely military, but as you follow the series, it becomes increasingly so.  Medieval warfare with modern conceptions make the action compelling."
4.78   Used & New from: 0.01
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Dauntless (The Lost Fleet, Book 1)
11.  Dauntless (The Lost Fleet, Book 1) by Jack Campbell
The list author says:
  "The plot follows a commander, saved after 100 years in cryo-sleep, as he fights his unfamiliar home fleet out of an impossible situation to get home.  Leadership is a major theme. The action is great."
Used & New from: 0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)

See buying options
The Praxis (Dread Empire's Fall)
12.  The Praxis (Dread Empire's Fall) by Walter Jon Williams
The list author says:
  "Fantastic space opera. The story follows the course of a civil war after the Shaa, former overlord's of the "Dread Empire", die off as a species.  Politics, space fights, and guerrilla warfare!"
7.99   Used & New from: 0.01
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

More Actions

Discover more about this author
 See all of their Listmania! lists
Make your own list
 Create a Listmania! list
View your page on Amazon.co.uk
 Go to Your Profile page

Customer Discussions about products in this list  
   

About this Listmania!

 

Author

KC Gustafson (Uxbridge, UK)
(REAL NAME)   
Qualifications: Sci-Fi Fan and Mil History Professor
Last updated: 02/08/2007
Report abuse
    

More Listmania!

 

Welcome To My Brain! Welcome To My Brain!

Welcome To My Brain!: A list of 7 items by J. Mishra

Military Sci-Fi Military Sci-Fi

Military Sci-Fi: A list of 20 items by Dr. Andrew Phillips

Books I have read many times Books I have read many times

Books I have read many times: A list of 11 items by Sean

Books they should teach in high school Books they should teach in high school

Books they should teach in high school: A list of 5 items by Andreas Kristiansen "andy-boy"

Highly recommended Sci-Fi Highly recommended Sci-Fi

Highly recommended Sci-Fi: A list of 22 items by G. Fergus "jollyjambo"