Five by Five Target Zone 3
Anthology of Military Scifi
Edited by Kevin J. Anderson
This was a collection of Science Fiction shorts from several authors, some of them prolific and others not so much. Two of the stories really stand out to me. One was by the Kollin brothers and is an off shoot or back story to The Unincorporated Man series. Daddy, the con man and Baby Girl, sounds like the duo from Kick Ass, have found each other in the UHF (United Human Federation) Marine Corps. He really is against the war but we will stay and do what he has to until his daughter sees the light. The light is seen…too late and AI avatars protect them for centuries.
The next one that I enjoyed immensely was Escape Hatch by Kevin J. Anderson. Who doesn’t want to fight a hopeless battle against overwhelming alien forces with the fearless Adm. Haldane there…to convey everything he sees (understands) to the future in which he will always survive while you die. To him escape is just pushing a button that he deserves…because he is so very important you see. Hopefully I haven’t spoiled things too badly for you.
The other stories were good though the editing, sorry Kevin, could probably have been honed a bit. Misused and misplaced words mainly. I give the collection a four out of five points. Enjoy.