The Military Dimension

by David Drake
Release date: 1991
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction, horror, short stories

A collection of short stories.

  • Introduction: Welcome to the War Zone
  • Rescue Mission
  • The Dancer in the Flames
  • Arclight
  • Band of Brothers
  • Firefight
  • Contact!
  • Best of Luck
  • The Guardroom
  • The Last Battalion
  • The Tank Lords
  • The Way We Die


• An armored battalion in Viet Nam meets an enemy older than humanity.
• Commandos storm an alien prison camp – and learn there are worse fates than death.
• A Perimeter guard does his job – for thousands of years.

Soldiers, doing the best they can in disasters where nothing is certain – least of all their own survival. Death wears a thousand screaming faces, and the only choice is to go on or go under.

The universe won't care.

(updated 2010-09-07)

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