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 on: December 04, 2013, 05:06:17 pm 
Started by Otter - Last post by Karin Low
Thank you for this, Otter!

Yeah I'm really excited about this one. Their angle for this anthology is less of the jingoistic military rah-rah, and more of a desire to reflect modern and future militaries - not just with the technology but the social and psychological aspect.

My story is about, basically, "the one who's left behind." The loved one that remains on planet while his partner's fighting an interstellar war. It's more in the "literary" vein, in that the style is not typical of the subgenre, and it's pretty much entirely in the POV character's head. I wanted to look at that angle of warfare - how it affects people who are waiting at home. But you do get to see what this future war is like and how it affects its soldiers through the POV character's eyes.

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 on: November 17, 2013, 11:13:32 am 
Started by Otter - Last post by Otter
Credit where credit is due.  Congratulations on the Kickstarter being fully funded!!! How exciting! For everyone else here, go to http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/andrewliptak/war-stories-modern-military-science-fiction to check it out.

Also, most of the authors (all of the authors?) participated in an AMA on Reddit not too long ago, which can be read here http://www.reddit.com/r/sciencefiction/comments/1pjsv4/we_are_jaym_gates_and_andrew_liptak_for_the_war/

This is fantastic!  Anything you can tell us about your story or the anthology in general.  Can't wait for its release!

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 on: October 05, 2013, 11:45:06 pm 
Started by Andtheodyssey - Last post by Karin Low
Just seen this exposition in Manchester Museum about "Warriors of the plane"
The image above reminded me of Keeley. At least this is how I  see him.


THAT IS AWESOME. I love it! Thank you for sharing that!!

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 on: September 03, 2013, 10:32:46 am 
Started by Andtheodyssey - Last post by magda


Just seen this exposition in Manchester Museum about "Warriors of the plains"
The image above reminded me of Keeley. At least this is how I  see him.

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 on: June 27, 2013, 02:57:12 pm 
Started by Karin Low - Last post by Karin Low
Read the story but I might say it is quite disturbing story.
Did not understand why he killed his sister. Kind of a twisted love for his son.

Aha yeah it's supposed to be disturbing! The theme of the antho was "when the villain comes home" so this man had his own morality, and it took into consideration the fact his own sister, HE felt, was a threat. So he got rid of her. He wanted freedom for his kid and himself and didn't care what he did to get it.

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 on: June 22, 2013, 10:30:41 am 
Started by Karin Low - Last post by magda
Read the story but I might say it is quite disturbing story.
Did not understand why he killed his sister. Kind of a twisted love for his son.

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 on: May 15, 2013, 09:04:47 am 
Started by Karin Low - Last post by Aziraphale
I've finally managed to make myself a tumblr. I feel helpless like a baby duck. *snort* Managed to follow, though. So yay. ^__^

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 on: May 14, 2013, 10:58:38 pm 
Started by Khantael - Last post by Karin Low
Almost everyone in this forum said that Ryan is acting like a spoiled brat and maybe it is but I see it also as an abused child as well. Being ignored by both parents it is a form of abuse which not always is recognized as such. It is not like beating or like being an orphan but it does leave scars. So I do understand some of his action. Also he had to witness a lot of his parents arguments which it is not nice for a child to witness. I know it was loved by his parents but did not receive enough of their attention.

Very astute and very true. Smiley He definitely wasn't without some emotional damage because of his upbringing.

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 on: May 14, 2013, 10:57:38 pm 
Started by Aziraphale - Last post by Karin Low
I start the trilogy with Cagebird by accident. I would never picked Warchild otherwise because I am not into the war novels

Impressed by the description of refugee camp in Cagebird. Although I never lived it one spending my childhood in communist Romania and then after revolution in 89 my teenage years in the turmoil and chaos of the transition period, so I do have kind of similar experience. Not as intense as in Cagebird.
 Although the revolution only lasted 3 days in my country of origin and I was only 12 years I do remember the shooting and terror. The best part was when Yuri and his family receive some aid from some charity organization (sorry I do not have the book and read it 1 year ago)  and Yuri thinks "Like I am supposed to be grateful for that" ( for me that was like the best sentence in the all book because it expressed the exact feeling I had when my family receive aid after revolution: there were some second hand clothes and some tins of food But to be fair the persons which distributed the aid kept the best thing for themselves and we only got the dregs of the barrel. Anyway the whole experience was kind of amusing for me  I do believe that charity organization are doing a great job and do provide relief for  the one in need and I now donate clothes and books to Oxfam and other charity shops but I a bit ambivalent about all this.

Also imagining Colonial Grace did not require a lot of effort of imagination because I just remember the neighbourhood I lived in from 10 till about 14.
I can understand why Yuri was eager to get out of that s...t hole but I cannot fully sympathize with the character and the things he had done.
His relationship with Estienne made me cringe.
Also Yuri gives up to easily on his family and BoSheng. I know after a couple of weeks on Falcone BoSheng and Yuri meet and BoSheng tell him that he want to leave the ship and after that the contact just broke off for 3 years, Yuri give up to easily on his friend. They put them on different part of the ship and different shifts but I am sure that a guy as resourceful as Yuri would have found a way to meet his friend if he wanted to.

Falcone remind me of AL Capone and I do not know it that choice of name was international)


Thank you so much for offering your thoughts... interestingly enough, I based some of the pirate methods quite directly on what I'd read about how street children were recruited in places like Romania.

Yuri was still a child, remember. I think his giving up on Bo-Sheng was pretty natural for a kid that age who was being manipulated on all sides by adults with their own agendas.

The Al Capone ref definitely was NOT intentional LOL

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 on: May 14, 2013, 10:54:02 pm 
Started by Karin Low - Last post by Karin Low
At the moment I am somewhere in the middle of the first season. Yeah, it is interesting for being something totally different, which always is nice. And  Katey Sagal & Ron Perlman are a delight in themselves. But, yes, Charlie Hunnam is neither too hard on the eyes nor is Jax' character without appeal.
What I wanted to ask, am I just stupid or was there anyone else wondering for the first few episodes who the hell this "Sam Crow" guy is they always kept mentioning? It took quite long until the penny finally dropped, SAMCRO, aha!  Grin

I had to acclimate a little to SAMCRO for the first few episodes too, you're not the only one!

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