Valor (n): strength of mind or spirit that enables a person to encounter danger with firmness; personal bravery great courage in the face of danger, especially in battle.
Bravery comes in many different forms. From the heroic acts of everyday citizens to the everyday courage shown by those men and women who put their lives on the line to protect and serve.
I have seen that bravery among members of our military firsthand time and again. It often must last long after the military action has ended. For my father, it was surviving the traumatic events of the Vietnam War and the aftermath of being a veteran of that war. For a friend, it was surviving devastating injuries from an IED and somehow facing every day with renewed courage no matter how difficult the journey back to himself.
From wars that spanned a generation came different acts of bravery.
But what bravery and courage will be needed in the future?
Guest editor and Master Sergeant (Ret.) Lee Allred deftly addressed that question in the next volume in WMG’s acclaimed Fiction River line: Valor. This fourteenth regular volume marks our first foray dedicated to military science fiction.
Here’s the synopsis and the table of contents:
Future wars will be fought with new technologies and even on new planets, but one military constant will remain: the need for human valor.
Eleven skilled authors explore science fiction’s military dimension as they rocket toward a doomed interplanetary invasion, grapple with cold-hearted aliens on the galaxy’s lonely rim, and outwit space conquerors with nothing but their wits and two strong fists.
This latest volume of Fiction River celebrates the bravery and courage beating within the human heart.
Table of Contents
“H-Hour” by Steven Mohan, Jr.
“John Henry” by Steve Perry
“Charlie Company” by JC Andrijeski
“Jelly’s Heroes” by Louisa Swann
“The Happy Man” by Jamie McNabb
“Ice Dogs” by Kris Austen Radcliffe
“Embedded” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
“Neo Nihon” by Paul Genesse
“In the Shadow of Pittsburgh” by Kara Legend
“Milk Run” by Lee Allred
“Beloved of the Electric Valkyrie” by Scott R. Parkin
Valor is on sale now in ebook and print from your favorite e-retailer or book seller. You won’t want to miss this exceptional volume.
Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer.