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I think I ought to be reading more David Webber.
He makes me want to write.

His newest book? In Fury Born?

Well, it lifts the drop sequence for the drop troops from Starship Troopers, but then so does everyone else who uses drop troops.

Also, it uses all of his favorite military philosophy catch phrases.

You know what the character will do because you can ask "If Honor was a marine, what would she do?"

(It even has, almost verbatium, the scene in either the first or second Honor book near the end where her sponsor almost comes to hate her because of how she reports her casualties with no feeling, seeming to read them off, not coldly but like a grocery list, but then he realizes how much pain she is in and that hiding it is her method of coping.)

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