Reviews: Hansen, Karl

“It’s about soldiers,” he said. “They fight, then they have sex, then they do drugs, then they fight some more.”

War Games — Karl Hansen
Hybrid Wars, book 1

It’s a good thing that the title for this review series is Military Speculative Fiction That Doesn’t Suck and not, say, Military Speculative Fiction That is an Exemplar of All That is Good in Fiction. I’m not sure that I would say that Karl Hansen’s 1981 War Games is good. That may be too positive a word for this enthusiastically nihilistic war story. The book has definite points of interest—but I am not 100% sure I would call it good.

But it sure is energetic.

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