14 October 2013
Techno-thrillers of yesteryear
When I was seventeen or so, I read a number of techno-thrillers. Those were really the initial years of the techno-thrillers. It was when wave after wave of such volumes had come into its own after the initial few volumes. I read the first novels of Harold Coyle, Stephen Coonts, Dale Brown, Ralph Peters and such. I read them because of the scenario projection and the realism of the tactics and hardware described in them. I became disillusioned I found that when a lot of them were wish-fulfilment fantasies filled with blood lust. I had wanted hard realism that came with scenario projections.
Thus, after reading a number, I had turned to academic military texts and such. They were a lot more informative in my opinion.