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No Fears of becoming focused.

The title of this post is very miss leading and vague. Most of you would think it means that I’m not going to be focused on anything. This is not true.

I focus intently on my stories that I write, at least one at a time. However I will not become known for only one book or become focused primary on the genre of SF. I am solely an action guy; action from ancient, medieval, and all types of warfare leading into a dreamy future.

This currently is my SF saga that I have been desiring to bring to life for sometime. There are many other worlds I have drafted that I will bring to life, but at a much later date.

Action is action, no matter the sub genre.

I just wanted people to know my versatilities do not lie within a focused specific genre on the spectrum of writing.

So stay tuned for many many many great worlds, stories, and alternate realities that the madness in my mind stirs up.

More to come!

Keys To the Universe: “Tier IV”

Welcome back to another feature of the Terran Myth Universe. Officially Dubbed “Keys to the Universe” (it just sounds catchy.)

The Development Tiers: Part 1 of 4.

Here I will discuss the different levels of development between factions in the Terran Myth Universe. These levels are divided into Tiers; I being the lowest developed while IV is the highest developed. Of course I will only mention those that are introduced in book 1.

I have already introduced you to the Nation of the Tireh, which is a Tier IV level of developed society. Their military power is also a very considerable threat to anyone opposing them. You can find information about the Tireh Faction with one of the following links Tireh Part I, Tireh Part II.

The break down is simply based off the level of technology and its frequency of implementation into the society as a whole (meaning even the common folks have easy access to the advance tech). This is how mankind grades them.

TIER IV Factions: What to Expect.

Highly Advance Power Capabilities
Highly Advance infrastructure (Civil and Marshal)
Highly Developed Supplies In a vast array

Details of what to expect in Factions of Tier IV:

-Sophisticated Development of power sources from commercial scale all the way down to personal scale. Normally Antimatter.

-Normal Society is linked via wireless implants, with normalized capacity for internal implanted devices that replace the use of datapads. They interact with these through a head ups display only the individual linked to it can see.

-Energy weapons are their BASIC form of weapons.

-Instantaneous Communications through sophisticated networks of communication platforms. (Usually Within their territory)

-Faster short forms of travel. (Either by FTL or by other means).

-Advance Weaponry (examples: advance battle armor, enhanced battle suits, vehicles, ships, cloaking devices).

-Genetically enhanced Soldiers. (Speaks for itself)

– Usually a Capacity to create clones at will (which normally does not happen).

Not to cause any shock. They Usually own thousands of star systems.

You Can Find
Part 1 here (Tier IV)
Part 2 here (Tier III)
Part 3 here (Tier II)

Elements of Military Science Fiction

I recently stumbled across another blog that I really enjoyed

“Broken Elements of Military Sci-Fi.”

Here’s the direct link:
http://futurewarstories.blogspot.com/2012/02/fws-topics-broken-elements-of-military.html?m=1

I do believe that William covered 8 different elements. Correct me if I’m wrong. But here’s a very brief version of his elements with my opinions.

1. Lack of Combined Arms:

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Which is true enough. I have noticed in the 138 books (and counting) that I have covered since early January; reveals a strong lack of multiple functioning military units supporting each other; ie air support, direct & indirect artillery, and lack of troop support weapons.

Now there are a few novels I cannot shame because sometimes their “reality” doesn’t require it.

2. Realism:

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The nitty gritty, as we sometimes call it. This is where we really experience the true loss of innocences, hardship, and PTSD of internal conflicts.

As William explains it is where the true nature is revealed and these stories lack it wholeheartedly. I can agree that MSF shows a very sanitized version. He lists examples of modern day movies to look at for examples. Mine would be We were soldiers, Fury, Band of Brothers, or Enemy At the Gates.

3. Other POVs:

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Other point of views is something I think a lot of people avoid for a few reasons.
One – because they have no experience in that field and avoid it because they may “put it to the blender” and insult someone else’s job/duty.
Two – they aren’t inspired enough for a plot line regarding anything other than something involved with the action .Or Three – there often isn’t a large enough audience that would want to follow something that didn’t snag their interest. (Which doesn’t mean it isn’t possible, I believe it is).

One of my short stories actually followed a “support team” that had to drop supplies in for troops that were in extremely dangerous war zones. It was called “The Fierce.” But again it had a lot of action for them being “technically” noncombatives.

4. Overall War strategy:

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This all I can simply say is that it is covered in a lot of books. The Lost fleet series is good for how the over all strategy hasn’t changed but the way they went about it deteriorated over time.

5. Battlefield Intelligence:

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Recently Im a little biased in the category because it is sufficient in a lot of the books I have read. Each book usually talks about how bad military intelligence is. Which to the foot soldier is it commonly thought to be true. Also a book that hits home on military intelligence gathering, before the group goes into action, is Empire Corps series. I love the realistic approach Christopher Nuttal takes in his pre-ops.

6. The dictation of female Characters:

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This is where I can’t agree with William.

Yes women are portrayed as Amazonian heroines but that’s because one day (thinking of far in the future) they may very well be come just that. Currently women have been opened up to all combat roles in the military and currently aren’t fairing so well only because women haven’t been exposed to that life as generations of men. I know that their are females serving in Israel Defense Force who are more BA than my fellows of my current unit, and my fellows would agree with me.

7. Lack of Far-Future Military Sci-Fi.

I’m indifferent to this element.

8. Too Many Super Soldiers.

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I’m looking forward to this novel is bragged about.