Created by the bestselling SF novelist Jerry Pournelle, THERE WILL BE
WAR is a landmark science fiction anthology series that combines
top-notch military science fiction with factual essays by various
generals and military experts on everything from High Frontier and the
Strategic Defense Initiative to the aftermath of the Vietnam War. It
features some of the greatest military science fiction ever published,
such Orson Scott Card’s “Ender’s Game” in Volume I and Joel Rosenberg’s
“Cincinnatus” in Volume II. Many science fiction greats were featured in
the original nine-volume series, which ran from 1982 to 1990, including
Robert Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, Philip K. Dick, Gordon Dickson, Poul
Anderson, Jack Vance, John Brunner, Gregory Benford, Robert Silverberg,
Harry Turtledove, and Ben Bova.
THERE WILL BE WAR Volume IIII is edited by Jerry Pournelle and John
F. Carr, and features 16 stories, articles, and poems. Of particular
note are “Hide and Seek” by Arthur C. Clarke, “The Spectre General” by
Theodore Cogswell, “The Myth of a Liberation” by Truong Nhu Tang, and
“Silent Leges” by Jerry Pournelle.
THERE WILL BE WAR Volume IV is edited by Jerry Pournelle and John F.
Carr, and features 21 stories, articles, and poems. Of particular note
are “The Cloak and the Staff” by Gordon R. Dickson, “Interim Justice” by
William F. Wu, “Psyops” by Stefan Possony, and “No Truce with Kings” by