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08 January 2013 @ 04:29 pm
Poetry fishbowl - military SF  
http://ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com/2653809.html

Hup two, folks, you know the drill -- go feed the fish with prompts about military SF! Mine for this month are:

What happens when a military mission turns into a first-contact situation?

Something about the frightened spaceships.

Rescue missions.

"The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few."

Dealing with PTSD when home and relative safety are millions of miles away.

Tropes in military SF, like the commander who by skill and luck (or luck and skill) overcomes all odds, over and over again.
 
 
 
PolyDadpolydad on January 8th, 2013 09:59 pm (UTC)
The response of a military that's properly trained to citizen sovereignty -- the duties of the sovereign are more important than those of the soldier, the duties of the soldier are more immediate than those of the sovereign. In a mature military trained to this distinction, how does it work?