The Grandfather Army

Rated 4.50/5 based on 2 reviews
A loyal Drill Sergeant proudly trains the next batch of recruits to go off to war.

Until things get personal.
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Words: 1,440
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301390793
About Ray Daley

Ray Daley was born in Coventry & still lives there. He served 6 yrs in the RAF as a clerk & spent most of his time in a Hobbit hole in High Wycombe. He is a published poet & has been writing stories since he was 10. His current dream is to eventually finish the Hitch Hikers fanfic novel he's been writing since 1986.

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Reviews

Review by: Michael Carter on May 29, 2013 :
Slightly more substantial story here from super-short supremo Ray Daley. In a lingering interplanetary war, the recruits are by neccessity getting older. Perhaps the time has come for a grizzled Sargeant to re-evaluate the war that he and his race are fighting.

This is good stuff, elementary science-fiction, but with heart, instead of just big guns and warp drives. Good imagination all frames the authors anti-war stance [on which I have to agree] and you can read between the lines [and the afterword] that this is a subject close to his heart. I thought the writing wasn't quite as good as in some of his other stories, and the narrative was a bit wandery, but this is enjoyable and satirical science-fiction. Good stuff.
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Review by: Jonathan Antony Strickland on Oct. 31, 2012 :
Exellent short story which makes you question who the real enemy is. Very poignent and the sort of thing every soldier should read before going into war.
After all the first question a solidier should ask him or herself is do they believe in what they are fighting for.
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