Edited by Denise Little
Review by Andrew Brooks
DAW Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780756404789
Date: 06 May 2008 List Price $7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
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From back of book: When we are taught about war it is always about strategies, goals, the countries, the leaders, both political and military. It is only since the advent of battle front reporting of turning on your television and seeing actual wars in progress, putting names to faces, "meeting" both soldiers and civilians who are caught in the day-to-day struggle for survival, that war has become more personal and the true price of combat has become real for civilians.
Now Denise Little has challenged writers to look at that "small" picture, the up close and personal experiences of those who must fight on the front lines each and every day. The result is Front Lines, 19 original tales that run the gamut from epic intergalactic struggles for the future of humankind to the microcosm of a single abandoned toy soldier in a boy's backyard. Here are stories that range from a chemical experiment gone horribly wrong ... to a young recruit who may hold the key to "understanding" the enemy ... to a US-Canadian conflict where the team attempting to broker peace is a joint Palestinian-Israeli unit ... to a half-mortal knight trying to avert a war with the Elfin Host ... to a Battle of Trenton fought against seven-foot-tall Saurians ...