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

For several years, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom (editor). I'm physically disabled, and I currently live 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! 😛

    Liked by 1 person

  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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