Monday, December 12, 2016

Crises and Conflicts, edited by Ian Whates

Find this book
(Military SF) A companion to the anthology "Now We Are Ten," this volume is dedicated to military SF and space opera. (71,114 words; Time: 3h:57m)

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended

"Crises and Conflicts," edited by Ian Whates, published on by .

Doesn't Pass Muster

Out of 14 stories in this anthology, we recommended zero (average would be 2.5) and we recommended against six (average would be 4.5). This makes it far below the average quality for magazines and anthologies we reviewed in 2016. Basic writing problems and issues with believability were the commonest problems. 

The eight three-star stories had solid writing but generally weak plots and/or weak characters. Those who really love military SF and really enjoy the battle scenes but aren't are concerned about plot or characters might still enjoy those stories.


Other Reviews: Search Web, GoodReads.com


Dynamic Table Features

  • Rate & flag stories with next to each story title. Your ratings carry over to all RSR pages with dynamic tables
  • Navigate big tables with . Click ↻Mobile View if the full size page is hard to read on a small screen or window. Click to minimize/maximize the gray command box.
  • Change table groupings with . Changing the grouping to Publication is useful if you're a magazine subscriber. Grouping New Writer stories by Score could help prioritize your reading.
  • Highlight stories with . An orange highlight occurs if a yellow highlight intersects an existing red highlight.
  • See your ratings with . They're grouped by Category to simplify Hugo, Locus, Nebula, and magazine-specific nominations.
  • Backup your ratings with . Do this regularly, and definitely prior to clearing your browser cache so you can restore your ratings afterwards. It updates the URL with your data, which can be saved in your browser as a date/time stamped bookmark. If your browser replicates bookmarks across platforms, access the bookmark from another device to transfer your ratings. Repeat after you use each device.

No comments (may contain spoilers):

Post a Comment (comment policy)