Soldier Boy

Soldier Boy A people who have never seen war and scoff at its mention are left to their own devices under the threat of an alien invasion Captain Dylan or Soldier Boy is the only one remaining who can protect t

A people who have never seen war and scoff at its mention are left to their own devices under the threat of an alien invasion Captain Dylan, or Soldier Boy, is the only one remaining who can protect them Originally published in Galaxy magazine, July 1953.

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Soldier Boy

  1. Michael Shaara was an American writer of science fiction, sports fiction, and historical fiction He was born to Italian immigrant parents the family name was originally spelled Sciarra, which in Italian is pronounced the same way in Jersey City, New Jersey, graduated from Rutgers University in 1951, and served as a sergeant in the 82nd Airborne division prior to the Korean War.Before Shaara began selling science fiction stories to fiction magazines in the 1950s, he was an amateur boxer and police officer He later taught literature at Florida State University while continuing to write fiction The stress of this and his smoking caused him to have a heart attack at the early age of 36 from which he fully recovered His novel about the Battle of Gettysburg, The Killer Angels, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1975 Shaara died of another heart attack in 1988.Shaara s son, Jeffrey Shaara, is also a popular writer of historical fiction most notably sequels to his father s best known novel His most famous is the prequel to The Killer Angels, Gods and Generals Jeffrey was the one to finally get Michael s last book, For Love of the Game, published three years after he died Today there is a Michael Shaara Award for Excellence in Civil War Fiction, established by Jeffrey Shaara, awarded yearly at Gettysburg College.

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  1. This is a collection of Shaara s short stories most are SF war based, but not all Some could happen in any time place, especially the 1950s when this was written They might be evident from the magazines they were published in.I ve had this book in my collection for many years vaguely recall reading it long ago Some of the stories had stuck with me, but most didn t The title one did, a plot that s been done before since, but was still well done poignant Most of all this impressed me because I thi [...]


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