Foreign Legions



A Collection Of Novellas By Some Of Today S Most Acclaimed Science Fiction Writers Including David Drake, David Weber, Eric Flint, S M Stirling, And Mark L Van Name Chronicles The Exploits And Adventures Of Guilds Of Star Traveling Merchants And Their Not So Obedient Human Slaves And Mercenaries.Foreign Legions

David Drake is an American author of science fiction and fantasy literature A Vietnam War veteran who has worked as a lawyer, he is now one of the major authors of the military science fiction genre.

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  • Paperback
  • 384 pages
  • Foreign Legions
  • David Drake
  • English
  • 07 March 2018
  • 9780743435604

10 thoughts on “Foreign Legions

  1. says:

    This is a book of short stories in the universe started by Ranks of Bronze The first story is the short story that eventually became that book The short story is much better than the book While it also lacks a lot of explanation, because of its very status as a short story, it can get away with that The second story in this book is an abbreviated version of The Excalibur Alternative, which is the third book in the series Confused yet The other stories are original material, although sticking to the main theme of an alien trading guild that s imported primitive humans to wage its wars for it.I particularly liked Eric Flint s contribution to the book, which is the last story, Carthago delenda est , which is the tale of another slave race to the trading guilds that decides to throw its lot in with the Romans in its own way and the results thereof I particularly liked the image of contemporary naval vessels having been refitted for space and serving as Ea...

  2. says:

    Anthology Romans in spaceThis is a collection of short stories based on the Ranks of Bronze universe created by David Drake It seems the Baen Authors all got together and added to the opus Especially David Weber who contributed a prototype for his later book the Excalibur Alternative, and Eric Flint gives very satisfying conclusion for the Romans who were left dangling at the end of the Ranks of Bronze original book S.M Sterling and Mark van Name also contributed Some got into the gesta...

  3. says:

    I only read the final short story in this collection I only read this sequel because I was left wondering after the end of book 1 As far as I could tell nothing until the final story was about the period after book 1.

  4. says:

    Slow reading The first two stories of this bundle are short forms of the first and the last books of the trilogy, so nothing new or special The next are nice, but nothing Only the last story really interested me and moved me to read on.

  5. says:

    From Publishers Weekly

    In his introduction to this solid shared world anthology, laid in the universe of his novel Ranks of Bronze in turn developed from a short story reprinted here as the first item , military SF author Drake explains the book s venerable premise human

  6. says:

    A very good collection of shorter works in Drake s universe about a Roman legion forced to work as mercenaries in space The stories use the same basis as many of the tales in John Campbell s reign as an editor for Astounding and Analogthat mankind is fa...

  7. says:

    This is a short story collection rather than a single novel.I skipped the first two completely the first is the original short version of what was expanded in Ranks of Bronze, and the second was expanded into The Excalibur Alternative.The middle short stories are mediocre.The la...

  8. says:

    Romans in space What s not to like This is a set of short stories and novels set in a David Drake universe with the concept that aliens once picked up the remains of a Roman legion for use as mercenaries None of the other ...

  9. says:

    Thoroughly enjoyed the stories in this book Take a basic premise created by David Drake massive galactic trading companies the guilds kidnap soldiers to fight their battles.Now have some of the top science fiction writers put their spin on this.

  10. says:

    A collection of tales set in the same universe as David Drake s Ranks of Bronze book.

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