Prime Books has posted the table of contents for the upcoming (May 2012) anthology War and Space: Recent Combat edited by Rich Horton & Sean Wallace, described thusly:

Conflict: a basic human instinct, helping humankind evolve even while threatening the very existence of the species . . . an instinct that will be as much a part of the future as it is now and always has been. For all the glories of war—the defeat of evil, the promise of freedom, justice, protection of the innocent, the righting of wrongs, technological innovation, heroism—there are also the horrors: individual grief, mass destruction, the elimination of entire cultures and great achievments, injustice, villainy, the annihilation of the innocent, and pain beyond bearing.

War and Space offers the ultimate speculation on the future of warfare—stories of insectoid anguish, genetically-engineered diplomats who cannot fail, aliens plundering humanity, a weaponized black hole-scenarios of triumph and defeat, great heroism and vile depravity . . . and more.

And here’s the table of contents:

  • “Who’s Afraid of Wolf 359” by Ken MacLeod
  • “Surf” by Suzanne Palmer
  • “Another Life” by Charles Oberndorf
  • “Between Two Dragons” by Yoon Ha Lee
  • “Scales” by Alastair Reynolds
  • “Golubash, or Wine-Blood-War-Elegy” by Catherynne M. Valente
  • “Leave” by Robert Reed
  • “Mehra and Jiun” by Sandra McDonald
  • “Her Husband’s Hands” by Adam-Troy Castro
  • “Remembrance” by Beth Bernobich
  • “Palace Resolution” by Tom Purdom
  • “The Observer” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • “The Long Chase” by Geoffrey Landis
  • “Art of War” by Nancy Kress
  • “Have You Any Wool” by Alan DeNiro
  • “Carthago Delenda Est” by Genevieve Valentine
  • “Rats of the System” by Paul McAuley
  • “The Political Officer” by Charles Coleman Finlay
  • “Amid the Words of War” by Cat Rambo
  • “A Soldier of the City” by David Moles

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