Deserts of Fire
Speculative Fiction and the Modern War
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Speculative fiction stories that explore the ambiguities of war—from award-winning, bestselling authors Jeffrey Ford, Ken Liu, Kate Wilhelm, and others.
In the tradition of In the Field of Fire, a collection of stories with a Vietnam War theme, Deserts of Fire is a war-inspired anthology for the new millennium. For many, the recent wars in the deserts of Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Middle East are just as slippery to grasp and difficult to understand as Vietnam was two generations earlier.
Inside Deserts of Fire are stories from a variety of bestselling and award-winning authors that start with the simple and modest ambition of making the reader feel strange about the recent past. Because when there are too many explanations, the truth won’t be found by merely choosing one side or the other. But rather, the truth is in the existence of the confusion itself.