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  • Title: Armored
  • Author: John Joseph Adams David Barr Kirtley David D. Levine Michael A. Stackpole Alastair Reynolds David Sherman Tanya Huff Karin Lowachee
  • ISBN: 9781451638172
  • Page: 484
  • Format: Paperback

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  1. Sadly, for those who write introductions and forewords for anthologies, I often only glance at them in passing, then move on to the good stuff the stories In this instance, the first sentence of the foreword by Orson Scott Card leapt out and grabbed me, just as the first line of a good story should I read the entire thing and enjoyed it Card had many thought provoking things to say about why someone wears armour and who that person is, essentially, a theme explored by many of the stories in the [...]


  2. I only found this because I was doing a search on Lauren Beukes, I wasn t looking for a book about military sci fi But the editor is right, who doesn t love a story with some good powered armor Starship Troopers was probably my first, the Iron Man movies probably the wittiest and biggest budget , Mark L Van Name s Jon Lobo series uses it to good effect So while I m not the biggest fan of military sci fi I like it in general, I m just not into detailed battles and strategies , I had to give the r [...]


  3. In the interest of owning every Brandon Sanderson story, I decided to pick this book up Imagine my delight when I found a brand new, autographed copy on for under 2 6 shipped Despite the relatively high ratio of very good stories to bad ones in this anthology, I find my overall impression of the collection to be mediocre Many of these stories feel like their only purpose was to be included in this book, though I m sure that s probably not the case, and plenty others were very original Maybe it s [...]


  4. My ultimate take away from this collection of stories is that there s nothing new to say about power armor All you can hope for is really good writing of tales we ve seen before If you ve never read stories about this sort of thing, this might be a decent introduction, but this is well trod ground for long time readers of SF.Of course, the problem is that I m measuring these stories against the best the field has come up with Haldeman s The Forever War, heinlein s Starship Troopers and especiall [...]


  5. My review is only related to Heuristic Algorithm and Reasoning Response Engine by Ethan Skarstedt and Brandon Sanderson, Brandon s short story is the reason I bought this anthology.This is a sci fi short story, in which Karith Marudi is a special agent dropping onto a planet in a huge fighting robot, I imagined something like the robots the humans in The Matrix Movie used There s a bit of world building with the local alien civilization that he should train, and an interesting relationship with [...]


  6. A collection of 23 short stories with the focus of powered battle armor Most of the stories are set in the future, but a few explore power armor from a slightly altered past While the armor always plays a significant role, it is the men and women inside, and why they wear armor that provide the real story.I have to admit something about this book Like most collections, I flip to the table of contents to see if I recognize any of the authors This time, I saw the dedication page and made my decisi [...]


  7. It seems ages since I last read an anthology of short SF stories It used to be ALL I ever used to read at times when I was a student in Leeds and it really broadened my experience of SF This book is very much in the same vein a series of short stories tied together by the theme of powered sentient body armour The range of stories is very good so no reader should find it disappointing I can t think of any that I felt let down by but there were a number that I really did like Hell s Half Acre is a [...]


  8. This review is based on an ARC How to rate an anthology has always been a struggle Invariably, they end up in the 3 star I don t know category Plus I seldom read all the stories So for this exercise, I ll give ratings for each story that I actually try to read.5 star4 star Hel s Half Acre Jack Campbell Jungle Walkers David Klecha Tobias S Buckell3 star The Johnson Maneuver Ian Douglas The Cat s Pajamas Jack McDevitt2 star1 star


  9. Short, and somewhat sweet Unlike its unwieldy title, this short story is a lean, competently written little science fiction adventure There s no great ambition here unusual for a story co written by Sanderson , but there s no great failings either Some decent worldbuilding concepts, but no memorable story to wrap around them Worth the read if one is a big fan of mecha type stories, but I d say only for die hard Sanderson fans that must read everything he s had a hand in like me, hence me reading [...]


  10. Seeing as how I haven t touched this book in over a year, and it s currently sitting in storage somewhere, I think it s safe to say that we ll be shelving this away until a later date.Anthologies are always hit or miss, and this one unfortunately fell into the latter category.




  11. A three star Meh Nothing very original or insightful going on here Though, fortunately, there is nothing here that felt like an utter time waster, either So Move along Move along.


  12. This is a great collection of short stories featuring power armour of various types Despite the blurb and cover, not all of the tales are military sci fi, but most of them have some sort of combat element There is enough variety to keep things interesting, and no real stinkers in the collection My one possible criticism is that power armour stories is quite a niche subject, but it s pretty clear that s what you re getting, so that shouldn t be an issue.I ll try to summarise the contents of the b [...]


  13. After reading the Holy Trinity of powered armor books Starship Troopers, The Forever War, and Armor I was excited for Ard, a whole ANTHOLOGY of powered armor stories As it turns out, however, one can only do so much with powered armor and military sci fi Although the introduction promised interesting examinations of the ard man, the hybrid man machine, I was not impressed with the creativity and diversity of stories the way I was in my favorite anthologies, like Machine of Death A Collection of [...]


  14. Ard, edited by John Joseph Adams, is a compilation anthology of twenty three stories from various authors about powered armor While this may conjure up images of futuristic soldiers charging through a hellish battlefield, some of these suits are nothing than a collection of iron plates powered by steam Each one, while having the armor as the main theme, use it not only as the centerpiece, but to explore a concept that could only exist in imagination, but could easily be relevant in the future W [...]


  15. I really wanted to like this anthology I adored The Forever War and Starship Troopers but, for whatever reason, most of these stories did little to nothing for me Sure, there are some nice diamonds among the rough, but these are few and far between I think the biggest problem was the length of the stories most were not long enough for the authors to properly flesh out thier characters and settings.I couldn t tell you why the good ones rose above the bad ones in terms of structure, they just seem [...]


  16. Ard is a collection of stories about power armor Most of these are humans fighting aliens in mech suits though a fair portion of the stories are not about warfare or put a different spin on the use of power armor putting it in the context of modern warfare or even steampunk y conceptions of power armor I m not usually into anthologies, but I ve always had a soft spot for power armor since reading Starship Troopers in college and several of the authors involved Brandon Sanderson, Michael Stackpol [...]


  17. A very good collection of short SF by some great authors.I bought this book based on a recommendation from both and that those who had read John Steakley s Armor would enjoy it I am happy to report that they were correct As with all short story anthologies, there were a few that missed the mark in my opinion The majority however did exactly what Orson Scott Card and John Joseph Adams said was planned explored the relationship between Mech and Man explored the limits of both man and machine explo [...]


  18. I ve been on a short story kick for a while, but I m ready to move onto something else now Ard is a collection of short science fiction stories by various authors that involve armor in some shape or fashion I didn t read all of them I just chose five or so from authors that I actually wanted to read The best stories from what I read were the first two, by Ian Douglas and Jack Campbell They were creative and written well Also Alastair Reynold s short story was good, very much his style, with a we [...]


  19. Surprisingly enjoyable and diverse collection of SF short stories about powered armor I had no intention of reading this anthology, but it was part of the 2013 Hugo Awards voters packet and I was drawn in by the quality of the work The standout story is Alastair Reynolds Trauma Pod , a brilliant and unsettling piece about an injured soldier who finds himself much too closely involved with the medical AI system built into his mech suit Tightly focused, tautly written and convincingly imagined, th [...]


  20. This anthology was included in the Hugo Voting Packet as the sample of Adams work for the short form editor category As one might expect from the title, the stories are all about powered armour However, it s not just military powered armor There are plenty of civilian uses, and some of them get an airing in this book.Most of the stories are at least readable, and some are excellent The anthology does suffer a little from the stories starting to seem too much the same after a while, but I think t [...]


  21. Nothing changed since my initial review of this book The stories at times feel forced to the Heavy Mecha Armor theme However, there were some noteworthy ideas in the book albeit not developed thoroughly and the book earned the time I spent reading it when I was able to use the Armor metaphor during dinner conversation The problem is, that metaphor was in the forward by Orson Scott Card which in all honesty was the deciding factor why I decided to give this book a try.Would I recommend reading Ye [...]


  22. This is an anthology featuring stories that all include some sort of powered armor After reading the description and seeing some of the authors involved, I decided to pick it up Being a big fan of mecha and military sci fi I was pretty excited As in any anthology, there are some stories I liked better than others My main gripe with the book, though, is that the description sets itself up as a military sci fi anthology featuring powered armor, and only a handful of the stories were actually milit [...]


  23. Another rock solid anthology edited by John Joseph Adams The title sort of says it all the contents of the stories written all deal with some form of powered armor But the variety of work in the pages is fantastic There were too many stand out, notable stories to highlight here And, for a trade paperback, it has some serious heft to it Lot of great sci fi stories inside Definitely great value for the.There were really no dogs in the pack and an impressive line of A lister writers contributing as [...]


  24. A collection of short stories by different authors can t be reviewed , per se, because each story stands on its own, and I m not going to spend the time to review them individually None were terrible, most were somewhat interesting, and some were exceptional I enjoyed the book overall, because I enjoy military science fiction and have fond memories of being introduced to science fiction by John Steakley s Armor and by Robert Heinlein s Starship Troopers None of these are quite at that level, but [...]


  25. I ve listened to this podcast from Drabblecast multiple times, and this is the first time I ve seen cover art This is perfect for the story The scene is so absurd, she looks so unimpressed And that s a good reflection of the story The lead male is too wrapped up in his own adventure and sense of self importance oooh, he has power armor, he is surely meant to change the future to see how basically unimpressive he is.It s a great podcast episode to listen to Just the slightest bit of deadpan humor [...]


  26. So far this is a fantastic book of short stories If you enjoyed John Steakly s Armor or Heinlein s Starship Troopers you ll enjoy this I ve since read this book about three times This is partly because I really enjoyed it, and partly because it ended up in my backpack when I was on the road and didn t have a replacement immediately The anthology showcased the works of a number of really good authors and I ve been seeking out their other works and have been very impressed My biggest complaint abo [...]


  27. Started reading the anthology after spotting it in a used bookstore, but quickly lost interest and thought maybe science fiction wasn t my thing After watching Pacific Rim, I had some renewed interest in science fiction and gave powered through it.I enjoyed some of the stories, but was generally left wanting to know what happens next Other stories proved to be rather convoluted even for science fiction.


  28. A truly fun anthology from authors inspired by John Steakley s Armor and Robert A Heinlein s Starship Troopers It is full of unique short story perspectives on powered armor, exoskeletons and the peeps how love them The stories run the full gamut of themes, from military to exploration to armor sentience to symbiosis ranging in time from the not so distant future to the furthest speculation and imagination can go Seriously enjoyable read.


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