Defending The Future, Man And Machine, Military Science Fiction Anthology


Author Jennifer Brozek

Jennifer Brozek
"Inky, Blinky, and Me"

Jennifier Brozek's Inky, Blinky, and Me.

Author Aaron Rosenberg

Aaron Rosenberg
"Win or Lose"

Aaron Rosenberg's Win or Lose

Author Nancy Jane Moore

Nancy Jane Moore

Nancy Jane Moore's Teamwork

Author Ronald Gardner

Ronald Garner
"We Are All Marines

Ronald Garner's We Are All Marines Today

Author Bud Sparhawk

Bud Sparhawk
"Turtle and Bird"

Bud Sparhawk's Turtle and Bird, the Shardies Series

Author Patrick Thomas

Patrick Thomas
"Machine in the Ghost"
(142 Starborne)

Author Brenda Cooper

Brenda Cooper
"Along the Northern

Brenda Cooper's Along the Northern Border

Author Robert E. Waters

Robert E. Waters
"The First Peace"
 (Devil Dancers)

Robert E. Waters, Devil Dancers

Author James Chambers

James Chambers
"The Meth Moth of
Kraken Mare"

James Chambers' The Meth Moth of Kraken Mare

Author Judi Fleming

Judi Fleming
"Service Call"

Judi Fleming's Service Call

Author Eric Hardenbrook

Eric V. Hardenbrook
"Trigger Discipline"

Eric V. Hardenbrook's Trigger Discipline

Author Jeff Young

Jeff Young

Author Anton Kukal


Anton Kukal

Anton Kukal's Trudy

Author Danielle Ackley-McPhail

"Casualties of War"

Danielle Ackley-McPhail's Casualties of War




C.J. Henderson


C.J. Henderson

C.J. Henderson's: Are We Now Smitten (The Roosevelt)

Including a farewell letter from C.J. posted just
a day before he left the game.


DTFVII Man And Machine


The plan had been to un-man the battlespace, replacing flesh and blood with steel and carbon fiber. Machines, both remote-controlled and autonomous A.I.s, would fight and be destroyed in the name of freedom; sparing the troops at the cost of the nation's treasure.

However, as with any arms race, the opposing side's technology eventually catches ups to yours, resulting in the need to put lives back in harmís way on the frontline; to deal with, and adapt to the unknown, as only humans can.


Status:  Complete

Release: December 2016


Publisher: eSpec Books LLC

Series: Defending The Future

Series Code: DTFVIIMAM

Genre: Science Fiction

Sub-genre: Military

Type: Anthology

Stories: 14

Letter: 1

Reprints: none

Page Count: pending

Size: Mass Media 6x 9 inches

Cover: Color, CGI

Illustrations: B/W, line art

First Edition: pending

ISBN (ebook): pending

ISBN (trade paper): pending


eBook is not yet available.


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Series Editor:
Cover Artist:

Mike McPhail

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Greg Schauer


Greg Schauer


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