A 1983 collection of material on war in the future, starting off with a prequel of the "Mote in God's Eye". Mostly short stories, but also a few poems and a few technical weaponry essays. The quality of the stories varies, but there are a lot of classic names here. Also includes "Ender's Game" (the original short story).
"There Will Be War" is a must read for everyone. It is a collection of fictional military short stories and essays by various authors. Every one of them is outstanding! Past, present and future are all represented by some of the worlds greatest authors. In J.E. Pournelle we have not just an intelligent author with a gift of the pen, but also a superlative eye for fantastic stories. The works you'll find here will delight,entertain,provoke your thought, and make you wish it was three times as long. Luckily, however, there are more, each as wonderfull as this. As the saying goes, "If you only read one book this year, read this one!"
The book is an anthology of short stories and theses on war and it's many aspects. From amazing stories of battles and leaders such as "Ender's Game" and "Ranks of Bronze" to delightful looks at who the victors in war are and what they receive in "The Battle", mixed in with non-fiction reports on war, the military, and it's technology, this book covers a lot of ground.