Link: “Powered Armor in Science Fiction (Books)”

Today, my clone-sibling (identical twin) Paul has a blog post about powered armor in science fiction novels. He talks a bit about the different types of such armor (piloted versus cybernetic, for example) and then gives brief descriptions of a handful of novels in which powered armor appears. There’s also a little bit of the history of powered armor in sci-fi. (Fun fact: it didn’t originate in the Iron Man comics, and certainly not in computer games.)


About Thomas Weaver

I’m a writer and editor who got into professional editing almost by accident years ago when a friend from university needed someone to copyedit his screenplay about giant stompy robots (mecha). Having discovered that I greatly enjoy this kind of work, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use ever since as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom. I'm physically disabled, and for the past several years, I’ve lived with my smugly good-looking twin Paul, who writes military science fiction and refuses to talk about his military service because he can’t. Sometimes Paul and I collaborate on stories, and sometimes I just edit whatever he writes. It's worked out rather well so far. My list of non-writing-related jobs from the past includes librarian, art model, high school teacher, science lab gofer… Although I have no spouse or offspring to tell you about, I do have six cats. (The preferred term is "Insane Cat Gentleman.") I currently spend my time blogging, reading, editing, and fending off cats who like my desk better than my twin’s.
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2 Responses to Link: “Powered Armor in Science Fiction (Books)”

  1. J.R. Handley says:

    I shall check it out, for a friend of course! 😛

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  2. Interesting post. I hadn’t really thought of mecha as power armor. Perhaps too much Neon Genesis Evangelion in my youth.

    Other than anime, I suppose games like Fallout 4 are my next closest thing. Military fiction has never been a favorite, but put me in the Wastelands…

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