Aviation Week Publishes Grundman Opinion, “Fictional Work Gives View of Future Wars”
This essay promotes a volume of short fiction, “War Stories from the Future”, which Steve Grundman’s program at the Atlantic Council is today publishing. Grundman talks about “the cool machines and futuristic capabilities” animated in the collection’s stories. But he also cites the many surprising insights the authors bring forth, from benevolent non-state warrior to women on the battlefield, and the physical isolation and spiritual alienation that features so prominently in many of the stories. Held up to the standard invoked by science fiction laureate Frederick Pohl–“A good science fiction story should be able to predict not the automobile but the traffic jam”–Grundman deems the collection an inspiration to the professional’s imagination about a defense strategy for offsetting the challenge of future adversaries.