military science fiction

science fiction subgenre

Military science fiction is a subgenre of science fiction that features the use of science fiction technology, mainly weapons, for military purposes and usually principal characters that are members of a military organization involved in military activity, usually during a war; occurring sometimes in outer space or on a different planet or planets. It exists in literature, comics, film, and video games. A detailed description of the conflict, the tactics and weapons used for it, and the role of a military service and the individual members of that military organization forms the basis for a typical work of military science fiction. The stories often use features of actual past or current Earth conflicts, with countries being replaced by planets or galaxies of similar characteristics, battleships replaced by space battleships and certain events changed so that the author can extrapolate what might have occurred.
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genre: military science fiction

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Beginnings

book in the Worlds of Honor series

author: Timothy Zahn, David Weber

2013

In Fire Forged

book by David Weber

author: David Weber, Jane Lindskold, Timothy Zahn

2011

Wild Space

book by Karen Miller

author: Karen Miller

2008

No Prisoners

book by Karen Traviss

author: Karen Traviss

2009

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