Written by:
Murray Leinster
Narrated by:
Phil Chenevert

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
January 2011
1 hour 12 minutes
Tanks and the future of war is what Murray Leinster speculates about in this story. Written in the 1920's he observed the terrible new inventions that were used in World War I to kill people, armored tanks and poisoned gas and then tells us how war will be fought in the future. In this case the war will occur in 1932 and be between the US and the 'Yellow enemy'. It was published in the very first issue of Astounding Stories of Super Science, January 1930. It is science fiction in the sense that it guesses what the future will hold for man based on developing the technology that was coming into being at the time, the 1920's. He leads off with a 'quote' from a future historian " ... The deciding battle of the War of 1932 was the first in which the use of infantry was practically discontinued ... —History of the U.S., 1920-1945 (Gregg-Harley).
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JoeBoy Swaggy

A nice short story listen. I like the author, he brings a unique and winsome approach to writing sci fi, it was nice to hear him do something from the WW2 era. The characters were well developed for the time spent on the work. The serialized nature of this book kept the pacing fast but engaging. Great to break up over a few intermittent periods across a day.

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