Academic journal article Pennsylvania Literary Journal

Descriptive Military Science Fiction Series

Academic journal article Pennsylvania Literary Journal

Descriptive Military Science Fiction Series

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Descriptive Military Science Fiction Series David Weber. Uncompromising Honor. Riverdale: Baen Books, October 2, 2018. $28. ISBN: 978-1-4814-8350-6. 768pp.

I received a free copy of this novel at the Texas Library Association convention as I did a round to collect books from exhibitors. Around half of the books in this set of reviews came from this run-around. This particular publisher, Baen Books, gave me two titles, Weber's and Butler's. I did an interview with Butler about his releases in this issue as well. Their chief Editor explained that Baen is one of the only surviving science fiction publishers that still accepts unsolicited and un-agented submissions. They are distributed by Scholastic, access that allows them to reach New York Times bestseller (as has been the case for Weber's series) and other retail achievements for their titles. The science fiction and fantasy titles stand out as especially dense and complex in linguistic, structure, storylines and philosophy. Their submission requirements even specify that a central philosophy must be present in potential novels. This description and the Editor's explanation encouraged me to start my first science fiction novel, so I would have something to submit for their consideration. Among other authors, they have published Larry Niven, with who I have previously done an interview for PLJ, and who is one of the best science fiction (and especially science fiction comedy) writers. …

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