Thursday, 9 July 2015

Technical Advantage

I just got the proofs back for my short story in a new Baen anthology dedicated to celebrating the work of writer David Drake.

It is written in a style rather different to my normal work. I have tried to show the reality of guerrilla warfare versus killing at a distance and what it does to the people who have to do the dirty work. War is nasty. People in war behave nastily. Hollywood does no one any favours by glamourising the vile business. Guerrilla wars are perhaps the nastiest of the lot.

The piece is called Technical Advantage: the book will be called Onward, Drake!

The anthology includes great writers who will be familiar names, like Larry Correia, Eric Flint, Gene Wolf and Sarah Hoyt and others. I am very proud to be included in that number.


  1. I would be too, and well deserved as well.

  2. Dear John,

    Your story is excellent. It catches the reality of the war I knew.

    There are a lot of styles, tones and subjects in the book. The general level of writing is very high. I was greatly honored simply by the fact of the book, and the execution puts me over the Moon.


    1. Thanks Dave. I really appreciate that.

  3. Nice one John, very well deserved.