Those of you who follow me on twitter will have seen a lot of tweets regarding the long-awaited “Gun Book,” which finally has a title. This is the book I started work on last year with the blog post Back in the Podcasting Saddle with Guns–in response to your questions and comments, I quickly wound up with the outline for a very comprehensive book, so the intended quickie podcast became a major project.
Because of the diversity of your questions, several sections of the book work well as standalone articles, and since not all of you will want the whole book (or are content to wait to get it all at once), I am pleased to present you with the first of the Throwing Lead Singles: Science Fiction Weaponry.
The author of The Antithesis Progression teams up with the author of The Rehumanization of Jade Darcy to provide an in-depth guide to the science fact that underlies some of the most popular weapons in science fiction. Whether you’re a writer looking to add depth and texture to your weapons technology, or a fan who wants to know how it all works, this is the place.
Find out how it all works! This article covers particle beams, phasers, lasers, disruptors, mass drivers, railguns, coilguns, Metal Storm and more, as well as tactical considerations for combat in science fictional environments.