So this is a thing that I got in the mail: my contributor copy for Strategy Strikes Back: How Star Wars Explains Modern Conflict. It's a book of critical essays from a bunch of people from around the pop culture / military sphere that uses Star Wars to talk about warfare. Jaym Gates, my co-editor from War Stories: New Military Science Fiction, worked on it, and it includes essays from people like Max Brooks (of World War Z fame), Fran Wilde (Updraft), BJ Armstrong (who also attended Norwich University's Masters in Military History program), August Cole (Ghost Fleet), and a ton of others. We talk about clone armies, military strategy, and quite a bit more.
My essay is called "The Battle of Hoth: A Critical Analysis", and looks at the command decisions that led to the Rebel's escape, which is something I spent way too much time thinking about. But I'm happy with how it came out.
And it's a book that you can soon buy! The book hits stores on May 1st, and you can preorder it at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, and Nebraska University Press. If you like Star Wars and warfare, this should make for an interesting, thought-provoking read.