Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Brad R Torgersen's "The Exchange Officers" (novelette): An episode in a US/China war

The specific episode involves an attempt to hijack a military space station of US in an earth orbit by a Chinese commando team. The US hero will, of course, foil the attempt.

US side employs "proxies" - robots controlled remotely by military personnel wearing virtual reality kits. It's the proxies that actually do the fighting for US, vs real soldiers Chinese use.

Fact sheet.

First published: Analog, January/February 2013.
Rating: B.