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REVIEW: Writing Military Science Fiction – Infantry

Writing Military Science Fiction – Infantry by William S Frisbee Jr.

Review by Josh Hayes

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If you don’t write mil sci-fi then this article won’t apply to you, but if you do… YOU NEED THIS BOOK. (I’d suggest getting the paperback)

This book is over 250 pages, packed full of extremely useful information pertinent to your craft as a military sci-fi author. From explanations of unit sizes and purposes to a break down of weapons, squad tactics, special operation entry requirements, the works!

Honestly, I thought I knew a lot when it came to the “meat and potatoes” of the genre, and there’s a lot of things that I picked up on, and highlighted, just by flipping through the book on my first read through.

I say get the paperback, because this reference guide is massive and I foresee much highlighting, bookmarking and note taking as I continue to digest its content.

Seriously, get this book, you won’t regret it!


Josh Hayes

Josh Hayes is the author of the Second Star series (and numerous others) plus many short stories. He's an avid science fiction reader and audiobook junkie. He lives with is wife, Jamie, and their children in Kansas. His author website is

One thought on “REVIEW: Writing Military Science Fiction – Infantry”

  1. I’m waiting for my print copy to arrive. I tried to go cheap with a Kindle copy but, as Josh mentions in the review, I’m going to end up treating this more like a Dungeons and Dragons Dungeon Masters guide and filling it up with copious notes and data.

    Speaking of the DM Guide, this book is oversized and has columns of excellent details on things you might not know if you haven’t served in the military, if you served in a different area of the military (US Navy in my case), or stuff you just plain forgot over the years since you received your discharge.

    Highly recommended for those folks who write in the MilSF field or are fans of military science fiction.

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