Infinite Stars

This anthology of space opera and military SF left me distinctly disappointed.  Despite the heavyweight front line stars of the genre – Jack Campbell, Orson Scott Card, David Drake, and David Weber among them – there wasn’t a single memorable story in the book. Card’s story was OK, but the contributions of Campbell, Drake, and Weber were uninspiring. (And that’s me being polite.) The writing was flat, there was a lack of interesting ideas, and any interesting situations were inhibited by too much tell and not enough show. Much of the spirit of the material is lacking because quite a few are pieces set in existing and ongoing universes of the authors and these seem disconnected and incomplete, almost like literary afterthoughts.

It’s got a nice cover though…