Hammer's Slammers

Hammer's Slammers is a 1979 collection of military science fiction short stories by author David Drake.wikipedia
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David Drake

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Hammer's Slammers is a 1979 collection of military science fiction short stories by author David Drake.
His best-known solo work is the Hammer's Slammers series of military science fiction.

Military science fiction

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Hammer's Slammers is a 1979 collection of military science fiction short stories by author David Drake.
Throughout the 1970s, works such as Haldeman's The Forever War and Drake's Hammer's Slammers helped increase the popularity of the genre.

Hammerverse

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This collection, and other novels and stories in the same setting, are collectively called the Hammer stories, and the setting is called the Slammers universe or the Hammerverse.
Short essays in Hammer's Slammers provide details of the political, social, economic, and technological conditions in the Hammerverse.

Short story

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Hammer's Slammers is a 1979 collection of military science fiction short stories by author David Drake.

Mercenary

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It follows the career of a future mercenary tank regiment called Hammer's Slammers, after their leader, Colonel Alois Hammer.

Tank

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It follows the career of a future mercenary tank regiment called Hammer's Slammers, after their leader, Colonel Alois Hammer.

Regiment

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It follows the career of a future mercenary tank regiment called Hammer's Slammers, after their leader, Colonel Alois Hammer.

Colonel

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It follows the career of a future mercenary tank regiment called Hammer's Slammers, after their leader, Colonel Alois Hammer.

11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

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Drake based the Hammer's Slammers on his service with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Vietnam and Cambodia in 1970, however Drake also borrows plots from historical or mythological sources for many of the Hammer's Slammers stories as with his other work.

Vietnam

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Drake based the Hammer's Slammers on his service with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Vietnam and Cambodia in 1970, however Drake also borrows plots from historical or mythological sources for many of the Hammer's Slammers stories as with his other work.

Cambodia

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Drake based the Hammer's Slammers on his service with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Vietnam and Cambodia in 1970, however Drake also borrows plots from historical or mythological sources for many of the Hammer's Slammers stories as with his other work.

Jason

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For example, he retells the story of Jason and the Argonauts in The Voyage, and part of the Odyssey in Cross the Stars.

Argonauts

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For example, he retells the story of Jason and the Argonauts in The Voyage, and part of the Odyssey in Cross the Stars.

Odyssey

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For example, he retells the story of Jason and the Argonauts in The Voyage, and part of the Odyssey in Cross the Stars.

Dashiell Hammett

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Other stories borrow from pulp-era fiction (The Sharp End is based on Dashiell Hammett's Red Harvest).

Red Harvest

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Other stories borrow from pulp-era fiction (The Sharp End is based on Dashiell Hammett's Red Harvest).

Hovercraft

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He details how the hovercraft technology that keeps the air cushion tanks afloat works as well as the anti personal defences of the tanks, including the outward facing directional mines that line the upper hulls.

Mercenaries in popular culture

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Also, author David Drake has written a number of books about the fictional hovercraft armored regiment Hammer's Slammers.

List of military science fiction works and authors

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Hammer's Slammers series

French Foreign Legion in popular culture

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Pournelle's fellow SF writer David Drake, the author of the Hammer's Slammers series, also bases his mercenary unit on the French Foreign Legion. More specifically, the Legion after the Second World War, when most of its members had fled from prosecution from the Allied War Crimes Commission.

Charles Platt (author)

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In a review of a book (Hammer's Slammers) by David Drake, Platt asserted that Drake wouldn't write such "queasy voyeurism" if he had really seen war.

List of University of Iowa alumni

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David Drake – science-fiction writer (Hammer's Slammers series)