Friday, May 2, 2008

** H G Wells' "The Land Ironclads" (short story, hard sf)

Very readable description of a battle that is evenly matched - till one side produces a super-weapon. The super-weapon is a tank-like device - but in a battle that otherwise uses horses & cyclists.

Collected in.

  1. David Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer (Ed)'s "The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF".

Fact sheet.

First published: The Strand, December 1903.
Rating: A
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Note: Why is this post so short?