28
March

Armored Anothology

8 Comments

It’s ironic. Just the other day, I was waxing elo­quently on my endorse­ment policy, and going on about how I will stump for projects that I really believe in.

And now, just a few days later, I am stumping for a project.

It’s not exag­ger­a­tion to say that John Joseph Adams has the strongest edi­to­rial rep­u­ta­tion in short form SF/F. His antholo­gies have run the gamut of genre topics from

JJA’s Armored anthology

zom­bies and vam­pires to dystopias to inter­stellar empire.

Now, JJA has put out his latest anthology, ARMORED, a col­lec­tion of short pieces by the biggest names in the genre all ded­i­cated to one of my favorite topics in sci­ence fic­tion: pow­ered armor. I’ve been a huge fan of pow­ered armor sto­ries from the Iron Man comics to the Space Marines in Warhammer 40,000 to the giant fighting robots in Macross, Mech­war­rior and Bat­tletech. To think that there is now an entire anthology ded­i­cated to the topic makes me  … ahem … apoplectic.

I said before that I stump for projects that I wish I had written. Well, I wish like hell I had a story in this anthology. My pow­ered armor story Blood and Horses won the Writers of the Future con­test and launched my writing career. It is a topic near and dear to my heart and I am so, so, so looking for­ward to seeing it res­onate with the larger fan community.

In addi­tion to majors like Tanya Huff and Brandon Sanderson, the anthology fea­tures a story by my favorite mil­i­tary SF author, Jack Camp­bell, author of the incred­ible Lost Fleet series.

I highly rec­om­mend you check out ARMORED. You can find out more about it at the anthology’s web­site here.

  • Vallon

    I already ordered and will be receiving my copy some­time today, hope­fully before lunch.

  • Vallon

    I already ordered and will be receiving my copy some­time today, hope­fully before lunch.

  • Elías Com­barro

    Really looking for­ward to reading this one (I’ve recently received a review copy).

  • http://twitter.com/PaperlessRead Paper­less Reading

    I’m looking for­ward to this one as well. Heard it men­tioned many times on the SF Signal podcast.

  • http://twitter.com/PaperlessRead Paper­less Reading

    I’m looking for­ward to this one as well. Heard it men­tioned many times on the SF Signal podcast.

  • Rat­seal

    Does he have selec­tions from either RAH’s SST or Steakley’s Armor in there?

  • http://twitter.com/SeandBlogonaut Seand­Bl­og­o­naut

    Yep on my list as well.  Some good inter­na­tionals with Sean Williams and Lauren  Beukes

  • http://twitter.com/SeandBlogonaut Seand­Bl­og­o­naut

    Yep on my list as well.  Some good inter­na­tionals with Sean Williams and Lauren  Beukes