Plotting War: Digital Science Fiction Short Story (Cosmic Hooey Book 4)

Plotting War: Digital Science Fiction Short Story (Cosmic Hooey Book 4)
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Series: Digital Science Fiction, Science Fiction Short Stories, Book 4
Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction Short Stories, Short Stories
Publisher: Digital Science Fiction
Publication Year: 2015
ASIN: B015JWUGMK
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Plotting War

Sergeant Hijaz and his crew are stuck in a sandy hole on alien soil, sheltered only by parts of the Vigilant’s wrecked hull. The enemy has blasted them for days. Now an eerie quiet fills the air. Another attack is on its way.

They’re running out of crew. Water is scarce. Their weapons are gone. They didn’t sign on for this. They’re diplomats. Not soldiers. Their mission now? See how long they can survive.

Sergeant Hijaz wants to surrender. But the crew fear that surrender does not mean survival. Humans have rules for war. Surely they can’t explain the Geneva Conventions to the advanced alien enemy.

They don’t know what the aliens look like. They don’t know how to surrender. All they know is that war is hell. But who is really the enemy?

Chuck Rothman constructs a tale of tight, focused intensity that brings you right in the middle of a dark conflict. Plotting War is military science fiction at its finest. The story confronts human nature at its ugliest and not-so-human nature at its most . . . Chuck Rothman is a veteran of the science fiction craft, with stories published in great magazines like Asimov’s, Analog, and Fantasy and Science Fiction, and he delivers another vivid world and robust set of characters in the riveting Plotting War.

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