Tony Daniel

Tony Daniel Humor Essay “Your Kids Don’t Want To Read? Make Them Miserable Until They Do!” Available at ‘The Federalist.’

federalist4siteTony Daniel has a piece up now at The Federalist, “Your Kids Don’t Want To Read? Make Them Miserable Until They Do!”

“I hope people realize it’s a humor piece,” Tony says. “But of course it’s also completely serious!”

Read the essay here.

Tony Daniel Short Story “Lovers” Collected in ‘Year’s Best Military & Adventure Science Fiction Volume 4’; eARC Now Available.

yearsbest4“Lovers,” by Tony Daniel, which originally appeared in the anthology Forged in Blood, edited by Michael Z. Williamson, and set in his Freehold universe, is collected again in The Year’s Best Military and Adventure SF, Volume 4, edited by David Afsharirad. The electronic advanced reading copy, a special ebook early edition (with typos included), is available for sale here. The print edition will be out in June 2018.

Tony Daniel Reviews Historical Fiction Master Bernard Cornwell’s New Novel, ‘Fools and Mortals’

federalist4siteTony Daniel reviews Bernard Cornwell’s latest historical novel, Fools and Mortals, at The Federalist. Tony says the books is a wry and tough-minded take on Shakespeare’s time, featuring Shakespeare’s younger brother, Richard, as the hero. Lots of historical theater stuff, but also some good sword fighting and heists. Read the review here.

Nice “Booklist” Review for “Star Destroyers”

STAR DESTROYERSAnother good review for the Star Destroyers anthology edited by Tony Daniel and Christopher Ruocchio here.

Says Booklist: “. . . spectacular space battles and alien contacts . . .  themes of military ethics, the uses of artificial intelligence, and the limits of the capacity of the human mind. . . . it is the human interactions and decisions that ultimately drive the stories. . . . will appeal to fans of military and hard science fiction and any readers fascinated by the possibilities of space travel.”

Tony Daniel Reviews “The 15:17 to Paris” at “The Federalist”

federalist4siteTony Daniel reviews the Clint-Eastwood-directed film ‘The 15:17 to Paris,” which is based on the true experiences of three American men who took on and overcame an Islamic terrorist on a French train in 2015. Eastwood took the unusual step of casting the men as themselves in the film. Tony says it mostly works. The review is here.

‘Star Destroyers’ Gets a Good PW Review

STAR DESTROYERSStar Destroyers, an anthology edited by Tony Daniel and Christopher Ruocchio, and featuring stories by Baen-related authors, got a good review in the February 5 Publishers Weekly.

“The anthology is a worthy addition to a long tradition of ship-based fiction,” says the review, “and its authors portray captains, arcane astrogators, and civilian child passengers with equal depth.”

Star Destroyers is organized around the idea that it is fun to read about big battleship or carrier-sized spaceships either in battle or in another interesting situation. Tony Daniel wrote the introduction to the volume, giving the perhaps hard-to-swallow idea a bit of panache by quoting from Herman Wouk’s The Winds of War.

The PW review can be found here.

Tony Daniel Rebuttal to Junot Díaz ABA Rant, “Pulitzer Prize-Winner Claims ‘Super-White’ Children’s Books Ruined His Youth,” is Available at The Federalist

federalist4siteTony writes: “Looking back, it turns out that no book I ever read was about me. None of that matters when reading fiction. But celebrated author Junot Díaz just doesn’t get it.”

The essay is here.

First Copies of New ‘Star Destroyers’ Anthology In, with Tony Daniel Introduction

STAR DESTROYERSInitial copies of Star Destroyers, an anthology edited by Tony Daniel and Christopher Ruocchio, are in at the Baen office. The book will be at booksellers in March.  Star Destroyers has some great stories by many Baen-Books-related authors.

The basic idea of the anthology is there on the cover. Big ships. Blowing things up.  It’s about large spaceships and starships, enormous and enormously powerful, in big futures where contention is rife. Will the future have anything like this? Who the heck knows. But the stories are fun.

Star Destroyers has an introduction by Tony Daniel on the idea of the battleship in science fiction. You can read it for free here.

Tony Daniel Pens Foreword to “Down and Out in Purgatory: the Collected Stories of Tim Powers”

DOWN AND OUT IN PURGATORYTony Daniel penned the foreword to this collection of the complete short stories of great fantasy and science fiction writer, Tim Powers. Daniel is a long-time admirer of Powers’ books and stories, and considers Powers to be an influence on his own work.

Daniel’s essay, “The Powers Effect,” can be read for free as part of a sample of the book found here.

More information on the book itself can be found here.

Tony Daniel Reviews the ‘Letterkenny’ Television Series at ‘The Federalist’

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Tony Daniel reviews the Canadian comedy series Letterkenny at  The Federalist here.