Just read: "Tin Men" by Christopher Golden

I don't know what's up with this super-cool art by Mike Bryan, but it's super-cool and I wish it were on the cover of the book I got my hands on. Imagine facing this thing on the battlefield or anywhere, it'd be terrifying. Read a little bit about it here.

I don't know what's up with this super-cool art by Mike Bryan, but it's super-cool and I wish it were on the cover of the book I got my hands on. Imagine facing this thing on the battlefield or anywhere, it'd be terrifying. Read a little bit about it here.

In truth, I read this book a few months ago, but I'm just getting around to blogging about it. Most important: I enjoyed the hell out of the story. Christopher Golden is a rather prolific and experienced, multi-genre writer, and I've read a few of his books and short stories. This one's holding a fav spot for me. I'm a fan of brisk, military sci-fi and this novel delivers on that in proverbial spades. Golden keeps the plot moving with enough world-building, action, and character development to tease the possibility of a sequel. This under-appreciated book deserves a spot on a grander stage, such as the Science Fiction Book Club. The premise is a near-future where America has developed robotic drone tech that allows a soldier to pilot a super-soldier anywhere in the world to promote peace or else. It frankly extrapolates the disastrous idea of America as the world's police force and how some of the nations that have been "helped" to peace might react. Oh, and those robot drones? There's more to them than expected.