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Encyclopedia > Military science fiction
Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein is a well-known example of military science fiction.

Military science fiction is a subgenre of science fiction where interstellar or interplanetary conflict and its armed solution (war) make up the main or partial backdrop of the story. Such war is usually shown from the point of view of a soldier. In general, a detailed depiction of conflict forms the basis of most works of military science fiction. The main characters are often part of the military chain of command. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... Image File history File links St59. ... Image File history File links St59. ... For other uses, see Starship Troopers (disambiguation). ... Robert Anson Heinlein (July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988) was one of the most popular, influential, and controversial authors of hard science fiction. ... A genre is any of the traditional divisions of art forms from a single field of activity into various kinds according to criteria particular to that form. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... For other uses, see War (disambiguation). ... For the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, see Chain of Command (Star Trek: The Next Generation). ...

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Characteristics

Frequently, the conflict is assumed to be inevitable (humans vs. aliens, democracies vs. dictatorships, etc.), and the military approach is not questioned. However, in a significant number of such works, the problem of ending an intractable conflict is dealt with, and in such works the conflict is often shown to have been pointless originally. Examples include David Drake's Counting the Cost, Joe Haldeman's The Forever War and Alan Moore's The Ballad of Halo Jones.[citation needed] Traditional military values (discipline, courage, etc.) are usually stressed, and the action is often described from the point of view of either a soldier or officer. Technology is generally advanced and often described in detail; however, in some stories technology is fairly static, in some cases using weapons that would be familiar to present-day soldiers, and wars are not primarily won by R&D or even logistics, but by willpower and military virtues. In other stories technological changes are central to plot development. David Drake David Drake (born September 24, 1945) is a successful author of science fiction and fantasy literature. ... Joseph William Haldeman is an American science fiction author. ... For the related comic series of the same name, see The Forever War (comics). ... For other persons named Alan Moore, see Alan Moore (disambiguation). ... Halo Jones, drawn by Ian Gibson The Ballad of Halo Jones is a science fiction comic strip written by Alan Moore and drawn by Ian Gibson, with lettering by Steve Potter (Books 1 & 2) and Richard Starkings (Book 3). ... Look up Logistics in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Another common characteristic is the use of actual historical battles or conflicts as more or less direct models for fictional situations. A few such events have been re-used often enough to become clichéd, such as the battle of Rorke's Drift or the Nika riots. Often starships are classified as in the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922: heavy and light cruisers, etc. Combatants Britain Zulu Nation Commanders John Chard Gonville Bromhead Prince Dabulamanzi Strength 139 4,000–5,000 Casualties 17 killed, 10 wounded Around 500-600 dead found in 500 foot perimeter Rorkes Drift was a mission station in Natal, South Africa, situated near a natural ford (drift) on the... The Nika riots (Greek: Στάση του Νίκα), or Nika revolt, took place over the course of a week in Constantinople in 532. ... The Washington Naval Treaty limited the naval armaments of its five signatories: the United States, the British Empire, the Empire of Japan, the French Third Republic, and Italy. ...


Thus, while the original Star Wars movies have an armed conflict as backdrop, they would not usually be considered military SF. Most Star Trek series are not part of this genre, though Deep Space Nine borrows some of the genre conventions in later seasons. Similarly, Babylon 5 is a borderline case. Space: Above and Beyond is clear military SF, but the Lensman cycle by E.E. Doc Smith is not considered so, being instead seen as Space Opera. This article is about the series. ... This article is about the entire Star Trek franchise. ... In the Star Trek fictional universe, Deep Space Nine (or DS9) is a space station. ... Babylon 5 is an epic American science fiction television series created, produced, and largely written by J. Michael Straczynski. ... Space: Above and Beyond was a short-lived 1990s American science fiction television show, created and written by Glen Morgan and James Wong. ... The Lensman series is a serial science fiction space opera by E. E. Smith. ... E. E. Smith, also Edward Elmer Smith, Ph. ... Classic pulp space opera cover, with the usual cliché elements. ...


History

Perhaps the first works of modern military SF were H. Beam Piper's Uller Uprising (1952) (based on the events of the Sepoy Mutiny) and the same author's Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen (1965). Robert A. Heinlein's Starship Troopers (1959) is another pivotal early work of military SF, and mostly responsible for spreading this sub-genre's popularity to young readers of the time. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... An engraving titled Sepoy Indian troops dividing the spoils after their mutiny against British rule gives a contemporary view of events from the British perspective. ... Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen is a 1965 science fiction novel by H. Beam Piper and is part of his Paratime series of stories. ... Robert Anson Heinlein (July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988) was one of the most popular, influential, and controversial authors of hard science fiction. ... For other uses, see Starship Troopers (disambiguation). ...


The start of military SF as a recognized sub-genre might be placed at the publication of Combat SF (ISBN 0-441-11531-4, edited by Gordon Dickson) in 1975. This anthology includes one of the first Hammer's Slammers stories by David Drake as well as one of the BOLO stories by Keith Laumer, and one of the Berserker stories by Fred Saberhagen. This anthology seems to have been the first time SF-stories specifically dealing with war as a subject were collected and marketed as such. Shortly afterwards, the book publication of Jerry Pournelle's The Mercenary (1977, first section published in Analog Science Fiction in 1972) and of Drake's "Slammers" series (1979) established the sub-genre as an active marketing category. Gordon Rupert Dickson (November 1, 1923 - January 31, 2001) was a Canadian science fiction author. ... An anthology, literally a garland or collection of flowers, is a collection of literary works, originally of poems. ... Hammers Slammers is the title of a 1979 collection of military science fiction short stories by author David Drake (and, by extension, of the fictional universe in which these and a number of Drakes other stories and novels are set). ... David Drake David Drake (born September 24, 1945) is a successful author of science fiction and fantasy literature. ... A Bolo is a fictional type of artificially intelligent super-heavy tank. ... A Plague of Demons typifies Laumers fast-paced approach, with a protagonist given super human powers by surgery battling against alien dog-creatures and their apparently human allies. ... Fred Thomas Saberhagen (May 18, 1930–June 29, 2007[1][2]) was a Chicago-born American science fiction and fantasy fiction author most famous for his Berserker series of science fiction stories. ... Jerry Eugene Pournelle, Ph. ... The Prince is a Science Fiction compilation novel by Jerry Pournelle and S.M. Stirling. ... Astounding Stories was a seminal science fiction magazine founded in 1930. ...


The series of anthologies under the group title There Will be War edited by Pournelle and John F. Carr (nine volumes from 1983 through 1990) helped keep the category active, and encouraged new writers to enter it. John Francis Carr (born 1944) is a science fiction editor and writer. ...

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Viewpoints

While military science fiction, like science fiction in general, is primarily for entertainment purposes, a number of authors have presented stories with political messages of varying types as major or minor themes of their works.


A growing tendency in some quarters of military SF is to portray democratic government with a certain level of contempt, as bloated, inefficient or even openly antagonistic to its military protectors (who as the protagonists are typically portrayed as good and noble in this type of story) and liberals as out-of-touch ivory tower academics and idealists who must invariably be protected from themselves[citation needed]. Some works in the genre openly admit they have been written to transport certain present-world political messages. For example, Tom Kratman's and John Ringo's "Watch on the Rhine", infamous for its plot where rejuvenated Waffen-SS personnel are used to defend Germany against an alien invasion, includes an epilogue explaining that this serves as a metaphor for the "ruthlessness" that, according to the authors, must be brought out in today's Western civilisation to successfully win an ongoing global conflict.[citation needed] For other uses, see Democracy (disambiguation). ... Look up liberal on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Liberal may refer to: Politics: Liberalism American liberalism, a political trend in the USA Political progressivism, a political ideology that is for change, often associated with liberal movements Liberty, the condition of being free from control or restrictions Liberal Party, members of... For other uses, see Ivory Tower (disambiguation). ... Tom Kratman is an American science fiction author specializing in the subgenre of military science fiction. ... // John Ringo is a popular American science fiction and fantasy author who writes full time. ... Waffen-SS recruitment poster; Volunteer to the Waffen-SS The Waffen-SS was the armed wing of the Schutzstaffel. ...


Military SF has also been and continues to be written from liberal viewpoints and works like Joe Haldeman's The Forever War, which indirectly criticizes the military, are not unknown. For the related comic series of the same name, see The Forever War (comics). ...


David Drake, not in any way an anti-military author, has often written of the horrors and futility of war. He has said, in the afterwords of several of his "Slammers" books, that one of his reasons for writing is to educate those people who have not experienced war, but who might have to make the decision to start or support a war (as policy makers or as voters) about what war is really like, and what the powers and limits of the military as a tool of policy are.


In more recent books, David Weber's Honor Harrington series, while previously featuring righteous heroes triumphing over despicable villains, now centers on an unnecessary war between two groups of positive characters. Honor Harrington from Honor Among Enemies cover, by David Mattingly. ... Honor Stephanie Harrington is a fictional character, the eponymous heroine of a series of science fiction books set in the Honorverse, written by David Weber and published by Baen Books. ...


While much military SF is purely entertainment, and caters to a similar audience as historical and modern military novels, some authors manage to work within the genre conventions while posing interesting new questions. An example is Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game, where children are trained from a young age to fight for humanity. The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Enders Game (1985) is one of the best-known novels by Orson Scott Card. ...


Examples

Military science fiction is seen in an array of media, including books, movies, TV and anime, and games.


Books

Michael Allen McCollum (1946 -) is an American science fiction author and engineer. ... Jack Bagley (b. ... Armor is a military science fiction novel by John Steakley. ... This article is about the year. ... John Steakley (born 1951) is an author, best known for his science fiction writing. ... For other uses, see Starship Troopers (disambiguation). ... Bill, the Galactic Hero is a satirical science fiction novel by Harry Harrison, first published in 1965. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... At the 63rd World Science Fiction Convention in Glasgow, August 2005 Harry Harrison (born Henry Maxwell Dempsey, March 12, 1925 in Stamford, Connecticut) is an American science fiction author who has lived in many parts of the world including Mexico, England, Denmark and Italy. ... Classic pulp space opera cover, with the usual cliché elements. ... The Lensman series is a serial science fiction space opera by E. E. Smith. ... The Bio of a Space Tyrant series is a six-book science-fiction series by Piers Anthony based within our solar system. ... Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob (born August 6, 1934 in Oxford, England) is an American writer in the science fiction and fantasy genres, publishing under the name Piers Anthony. ... Bolos are a fictional type of artificially intelligent war machine. ... A Plague of Demons typifies Laumers fast-paced approach, with a protagonist given super human powers by surgery battling against alien dog-creatures and their apparently human allies. ... Broken Angels Broken Angels (2003) is a military science fiction novel by Richard Morgan. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Richard Morgan (b. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lewis Padgett was the joint pseudonym of the science-fiction authors and spouses Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore. ... The Dark Wing is a 2001 military science fiction novel by Walter H. Hunt and part one of a trilogy. ... Walter H. Hunt is a science fiction author from Massachusetts. ... The Dread Empires Fall series began in 2002 when The Praxis was published, science fiction novel by Walter Jon Williams. ... Walter Jon Williams (born 15 October 1953) is an American writer, primarily of science fiction. ... Downbelow Station is a science fiction novel written by C. J. Cherryh and published in 1981 by DAW Books. ... C. J. Cherryh (born September 1, 1942) is the slightly modified working name of United States science fiction and fantasy author Carolyn Janice Cherry, the sister of artist David A. Cherry. ... Dune is a science fiction novel written by Frank Herbert and published in 1965. ... Frank Patrick Herbert (October 8, 1920 – February 11, 1986) was a critically acclaimed and commercially successful American science fiction author. ... Enders Game (1985) is one of the best-known novels by Orson Scott Card. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... David Drake David Drake (born September 24, 1945) is a successful author of science fiction and fantasy literature. ... For the related comic series of the same name, see The Forever War (comics). ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Joseph William Haldeman is an American science fiction author. ... The Galactic Center Saga is a series of books by author Gregory Benford detailing a galactic war between mechanical and biological life. ... Gregory Benford (born January 30, 1941 in Mobile, Alabama) is an American science fiction author and physicist who is on the faculty of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Irvine. ... Gaunts Ghosts is a book series written by Dan Abnett. ... Dan Abnett is a British writer, mainly of comic books and gaming fiction. ... Hammers Slammers is the title of a 1979 collection of military science fiction short stories by author David Drake (and, by extension, of the fictional universe in which these and a number of Drakes other stories and novels are set). ... David Drake David Drake (born September 24, 1945) is a successful author of science fiction and fantasy literature. ... Honor Stephanie Harrington is a fictional character, the eponymous heroine of a series of science fiction books set in the Honorverse, written by David Weber and published by Baen Books. ... Honor Harrington from Honor Among Enemies cover, by David Mattingly. ... The Invincible is a science fiction novel written by Stanisław Lem and published in Polish in 1964. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... StanisÅ‚aw Lem ( , September 12, 1921 – March 27, 2006) was a Polish science fiction, philosophical and satirical writer. ... John Grimes is a fictional character in the movie Black Hawk Down, played by Ewan McGregor. ... Arthur Bertram Chandler (March 28, 1912 _ June 6, 1984) was an Australian science fiction author most well-known for his John Grimes novels and the Rim World series. ... Kaleidoscope Century is a science fiction novel by John Barnes. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... John Barnes (born 1957) is a prolific American science fiction author, whose stories often explore questions of individual moral responsibility within a larger social context. ... The Legacy of the Aldenata is the fictional universe of John Ringos military science fiction series. ... // John Ringo is a popular American science fiction and fantasy author who writes full time. ... Cover of Man-Kzin Wars III The Man-Kzin Wars is a series of military science fiction short story collections (and is the name of the first collection), as well as the eponymous conflicts between mankind and the Kzinti that they detail (the Kzinti call them the Wars-With-Men... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Northworld is a 1990 militaristic science fiction novel by David Drake set in a time when the Consensus rules everything except for Northworld, the missing planet. ... David Drake David Drake (born September 24, 1945) is a successful author of science fiction and fantasy literature. ... Old Mans War is a science fiction novel by John Scalzi published in 2005. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Ghost Brigades is the second book by John Scalzi set in the Old Mans War universe. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... John Michael Scalzi II (born May 10, 1969) is an author and online writer, best known for his Hugo Award-nominated science fiction novel Old Mans War, released by Tor Books in January 2005, and for his blog Whatever, at which he has written daily on a number of... Robert Lynn Asprin (born St. ... David Drake David Drake (born September 24, 1945) is a successful author of science fiction and fantasy literature. ... The Familias Regnant is the name of the government of an area of the galaxy in the distant future from the Serrano series of books written by Elizabeth Moon. ... Vattas War is the collective name for an on-going science fiction series by Texas writer Elizabeth Moon. ... At the 63rd World Science Fiction Convention in Glasgow, August 2005 Elizabeth Moon, born 1945 March 7, is an American science fiction and fantasy author. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Harlan Jay Ellison (born May 27, 1934) is a prolific American writer of short stories, novellas, teleplays, essays, and criticism. ... The Stainless Steel Rat refers to a fictional character and the series of novels involving the character. ... At the 63rd World Science Fiction Convention in Glasgow, August 2005 Harry Harrison (born Henry Maxwell Dempsey, March 12, 1925 in Stamford, Connecticut) is an American science fiction author who has lived in many parts of the world including Mexico, England, Denmark and Italy. ... A series of military science-fiction novels set in the 25th century and written from the viewpoint of the enlisted men. ... David Sherman David Sherman is an American novelist who deals overwhelmingly with military themes at the small-unit tactical level. ... Dan Cragg Dan Cragg (born September 6, 1939, in Rochester, NY) is an American soldier, essayist, and science-fiction author. ... For other uses, see Starship Troopers (disambiguation). ... Jan. ... Robert Anson Heinlein (July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988) was one of the most popular, influential, and controversial authors of hard science fiction. ... The Sten Chronicles are a series of eight military science fiction novels by Allan Cole and Chris Bunch. ... Christopher R. (Chris) Bunch (22 December 1943–4 July 2005) was an American science fiction and television writer, who wrote and co-wrote about thirty novels. ... Tactics of Mistake is a science fiction novel written by Gordon R. Dickson and published in 1971. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... Gordon Dickson lecturing. ... Jerry Eugene Pournelle, Ph. ... Jack Bagley (b. ... G. Harry Stine (March 26, 1928 - November 2, 1997) is widely regarded as the father of model rocketry. ... Warhammer 40,000 (informally known as Warhammer 40K, WH40K, W40K or just 40K) is a science fantasy game produced by Games Workshop. ...

Movies, TV and Anime

The Alien film series is the group of films that take place in the Alien universe. ... Babylon 5 is an epic American science fiction television series created, produced, and largely written by J. Michael Straczynski. ... This article is specifically about the 2003 Battlestar Galactica miniseries only; for other uses, see the main Battlestar Galactica page or Battlestar Galactica (disambiguation). ... This article is about the 2004 television series. ... Crest of the Stars (Japanese: 星界の紋章 Seikai no Monshō) is a trilogy of space opera (some parts could classify as military science fiction/military space opera) science fiction novels written by Morioka Hiroyuki. ... Hiroyuki Morioka ) (born March 2, 1962, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese sci-fi novelist. ... Animé redirects here. ... This article is about the television series. ... The United Nations Intelligence Taskforce (also known as UNIT) is a fictional military organization from the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. ... Phaeton, leader of the Neosapiens Exosquad was a science fiction cartoon that ran on the USA network and Fox from September 1993 to May 1995. ... This article is about the anime series. ... A metaseries includes series of stories which include references to each other and some overall similar chronological or cast backdrop, but are not similar enough to be considered direct sequels. ... Mobile Fighter G Gundam ), or G Gundam, is an anime series set in the Future Century timeline of the Gundam metaseries. ... After War Gundam X or Mobile New Century Gundam X ) is an anime television series from Japan. ... Apocalyptic science fiction is a sub-genre of science fiction that is concerned with the end of the world or civilization, through nuclear war, plague, or some other general disaster. ... Legend of the Galactic Heroes ) is a series of science fiction novels by Yoshiki Tanaka. ... Dr. Yoshiki Tanaka (田中 芳樹 Tanaka Yoshiki, born October 22, 1952) is a famous novelist in Japan. ... Animé redirects here. ... CG or Cg may stand for: computer graphics center of gravity CG artwork, digitally made artwork, digital effects, or simply hand drawn art saved on a computer Cg programming language, developed by NVIDIA Chappe et Gessalin, a French automobile maker Character generator, broadcast graphic systems Coast guard Confused Gamer Conceptual... Space: Above and Beyond was a short-lived 1990s American science fiction television show, created and written by Glen Morgan and James Wong. ... Starblazers redirects here. ... Starship Operators (スターシップ・オペレーターズ) is an anime series made by Ryo Mizuno. ... Animé redirects here. ... Stargate Atlantis (often abbreviated as SGA) is an American-Canadian science fiction television program, part of the Stargate franchise owned by MGM. Developed by longtime SG-1 producers Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper, it is a spin-off from the television series Stargate SG-1. ... Stargate SG-1 (often abbreviated as SG-1) is a science fiction television series, part of the Stargate franchise. ... Starship Troopers is a 1997 film directed by Paul Verhoeven, written by Edward Neumeier, and starring Casper Van Dien, Dina Meyer and Denise Richards. ... This article is about the entire Star Trek franchise. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...

Video Games

  • BattleTech universe (also known as the MechWarrior universe), started as a wargame, now is the setting of more than seventy books,
  • Command & Conquer series of games features the long spanning conflict between GDI and Nod, two factions fighting for control of Earth. The Red Alert universe features the wars between the Allies and Soviets.
  • Descent: FreeSpace series of space-combat videogames.
  • Gears of War, follows the story of a group of humans on a planet called Sera trying to survive a war with underground monsters known as Locusts.
  • Halo series of videogames and books, chronicling the adventures of the results of a military experiment (Master Chief John-117) as he attempts to save the human race from the overzealous Covenant.
  • Homeworld, a series of three-dimensional RTS and space-combat videogames.
  • I-War (Independence War), a space combat game detailing a fictional human conflict between Earth military and colonial guerrillas in a realistic fashion. The player is a captain commanding a 162 meter corvette with a full crew.
  • Nintendo Wars is a turn based tactical series that takes place in a fictional planet called Wars World.
  • Planetside is an MMOFPS which the player can take sides with one of the three empires in the game.
  • StarCraft is a RTS computer and Nintendo 64 game from Blizzard Entertainment revolving around three races, human Terran, insectoid Zerg, and humanoid Protoss. It has spawned many games and books.
  • The Star Wars universe has spawned a multitude of military-based games.
  • Supreme Commander, the spiritual successor to Chris Taylor's Total Annihilation, centers around the futuristic robotic armies of the United Earth Federation, the Aeon Illuminate, and the Cybran Nation.
  • Total Annihilation is a highly unique RTS game involving the survivors of two human armies (one using mass cloning, the other having moved their consciousness to machines) who have been battling so long they have devastated much of the galaxy and no longer even truly remember why they fight. It is one of the few entries of the genre to create a tangible sense of pointless conflict on an epic scale, the protagonists having started the war in trying to preserve their humanity, have gone on to ultimately destroy the last vestiges of it instead.
  • Warhammer 40,000 universe, started as a wargame, and spawned many comics and books (Including the mentioned Gaunt's Ghosts series), and more recently, videogames.
  • Warzone 2100 is a post-nuclear war science fiction RTS game set on earth, where the noble survivor group of the 'Project' must gradually recover lost technology against several increasingly powerful fascist military survivor groups (although the political nature of the Project is not actually known and may be fascistic in some ways itself).
  • Wing Commander universe, started as a game detailing the fictional conflict between humans and a race of cat-like aliens, and spawned several books, sequels/games, a movie, and a cartoon series.

BattleTech is a wargaming and science fiction franchise, launched by FASA Corporation and currently owned by WizKids. ... MechWarrior is the title of a number of games set in the fictional universe created for the tabletop wargame BattleTech. ... Wargaming is the play of simulated military operations in the form of games known as wargames. ... “Command & Conquer” redirects here. ... Descent: Freespace Screenshot Freespace 2 Screenshot Descent: FreeSpace is a space simulation computer game series developed by Volition Inc. ... Gears of War is a tactical third-person shooter video game developed by Epic Games (the creators of the Unreal series) using Unreal Engine 3. ... Halo is video game series created by Bungie Studios. ... Master Chief John-117 John-117 (alternatively known by his rank, Master Chief; to the Covenant, as the Demon) is a fictional character featured in the video games Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2, and the novels Halo: The Fall of Reach, Halo: The Flood, and Halo: First Strike. ... The Covenant is a fictional militaristic and theocratic alliance of alien races who serve as the main antagonist body of the Halo science-fiction video game series. ... For the term used in science-fiction, see Core worlds. ... For other uses of the abbreviation I-War, see I-War I-War (known as Independence War after the North American release) is a space simulation computer game developed by English development house Particle Systems Ltd. ... Nintendo Wars (Japanese: ファミコンウォーズ Famicom Wars) is a series of military turn-based strategy video games (See wargame), developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo. ... PlanetSide is a massively multiplayer online first-person shooter computer game published by Sony Online Entertainment and released on May 19, 2003. ... “Starcraft” redirects here. ... The Nintendo 64 ), often abbreviated as N64, is Nintendos third home video game console for the international market. ... Blizzard Entertainment, a division of Vivendi Games, is an American computer game developer and publisher headquartered in Irvine, California. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... This page is about the fictional extraterrestrial race from the Starcraft series. ... Artanis, a young Protoss Praetor in the StarCraft universe. ... This is a list of Star Wars video games. ... Supreme Commander - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Chris Taylor or Christopher Taylor may refer to: Chris The Glove Taylor, American DJ, one of the pioneers on the West Coast Chris Taylor (comedian), comedian, best known from CNNNN and Triple J Christopher Taylor (cricketer), English cricketer, who has played for Gloucestershire Chris Taylor (cricketer, born 1981), English cricketer... Total Annihilation (abbr. ... The factions of Supreme Commander are comprised of three fictional factions from the game Supreme Commander, a real-time strategy game developed by Gas Powered Games and was first released on February 16, 2007. ... The factions of Supreme Commander are comprised of three fictional factions from the game Supreme Commander, a real-time strategy game developed by Gas Powered Games and was first released on February 16, 2007. ... The factions of Supreme Commander are comprised of three fictional factions from the game Supreme Commander, a real-time strategy game developed by Gas Powered Games and was first released on February 16, 2007. ... Total Annihilation (abbr. ... For the cloning of human beings, see human cloning. ... In transhumanism and science fiction, mind uploading (also occasionally referred to by other terms such as mind downloading, mind transfer, whole brain emulation, whole body emulation, or electronic transcendence) refers to the hypothetical transfer of a human mind to an artificial substrate, such as a detailed computer simulation of an... Warhammer 40,000 (informally known as Warhammer 40K, WH40K, W40K or just 40K) is a science fantasy game produced by Games Workshop. ... Warzone 2100 is a real-time strategy and real-time tactics hybrid computer game, developed by Pumpkin Studios and published by Eidos Interactive. ... Wing Commander I title screen Wing Commander is a media franchise consisting of space combat simulation computer games from Origin Systems, Inc. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...

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Military science fiction - Definition, explanation (618 words)
Military science fiction is a subgenre of science fiction where interstellar or interplanetary conflict and its armed solution (war) make up the backdrop of the story.
One definition of military science fiction is science fiction in which the main characters are part of the chain of command.
The Gundam metaseries is mostly military SF, with the notable exception of G-Gundam.
Article about "Science fiction" in the English Wikipedia on 24-Apr-2004 (1814 words)
Science fiction is a form of fiction which deals principally with the impact of actual or imagined science (and/or technology) upon society or individuals.
Soft science fiction is science fiction whose plots and themes tend to focus on philosophy, psychology, politics and sociology while de-emphasizing the details of technological hardware and physical laws.
The European brand of science fiction proper began, however, toward the end of the 19th century with the scientific romances of Jules Verne, whose science was rather on the level of invention, as well as the science-oriented novels of social criticism by H.G. Wells.
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