Aliens in This World

An ordinary Catholic and a science fiction and fantasy fan.

Thursday, January 13, 2005

Russian Military SF

See Russian writers imitate Baen.

See Russian artists imitate Baen.

See Russian publishers making Baen's covers look better than Baen does.

(Yes, I like Baen, but their cover design are el-stinko.'s a funny place to find Honor Harrington!)

Roman Zlotnikov seems to write a tad bit of military sf/f, and he's won some awards so he must be decent to read. Here's some of what he's written:

Assembly (Sobor): In the primeval forest live ancient mages. They've kept Perun's magic up to today. Now soldier and mage go into a deadly fight with evil.

The Eternal: Swords Over Stars (Vechniy: Shlagi nad Zvezdami): Humanity is losing planet after planet to the forces of the Dark. Only the Eternal, who unite all humanity, can give humans a hope of victory. Other books in the series: Risen from the Ashes, ...And Manyfaced He Came aka Trap for the Ruby Prince, Last Raid.

Soldier: Doomed to Fight (Voin: Obrecheniy na boy): KGB agent Kasimir Puskevich dies and finds himself in a parallel world. Now he fights for good, and they call him Gron. Other novels are: Deadly Blow and Last Battle.

Imperiya: Vivat Imperator!: There are immortals among us; they blend in and often help. When the aliens show up and we have to look unified to impress them, the immortals decide Russia must become a "monarchy" again -- and then a global empire. Other books in the series: Imperiya: Armageddon.

Mutiny on the Edge of the Galaxy: Humanity is attacked and the Earth conquered by aliens. Some keep some technology. Others, scrabbling for life deep beneath the surface, become the tribes called berserkers. Others in the series: Soldiers on the Edge of the Galaxy.


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