Are there any books which have an accurate portrayal of contemporary warfare in the space domain?

Are there any books which have an accurate portrayal of contemporary warfare in the space domain? I'm looking for something like a Tom Clancy novel but space-related

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Try the HALO novels.
    Not even kidding.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Fpbp i was surprised on how good the audio books were as well

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I mean CONTEMPORARY moron.
      As in, the entire war in the space domain is fought from a desk in some space force base in Colorado.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        War Games starring Matthew Broderick

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Do you morons not know what the word CONTEMPORARY means

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Kingdom Hearts II TRON level

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Singing Tron
              Dancing Tron

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Old Man's War

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I liked Old mans war and its sequels, but its barely about space, its a mud belly story that gets carried from place to place on spaceships.

              Lost fleet is similar but actually focused on ship to ship space combat. At least as far into it as Ive read.
              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lost_Fleet

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          No. Care to explain?
          Also Ender's Game

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    "starship troopers" and "the forever war" are two of the biggest ones in this category

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The Hunt for Red October but pretend it's a space ship

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why do jannies let morons like this post moronic threads on this board?

    “accurate portrayal of contemporary space warfare”?

    This shit is so fricking moronic that it hurts to me to read it.
    Stop taking that dope, OP, it’s turning what little amount of brains you have into fricking pudding.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Silver Tower, by Dale Brown
      A Hymn Before Battle, by John Ringo
      Ben Bova's Moonwar and Privateers might count.

      Gatekeepers are cancer. have a nice day, you smooth brained ape pussy fart.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I still think that my picks were the closest.
        Silver Tower is 1980's Cold War future warfare with a military version of what would eventually become the ISS IRL.
        Gust Front had 2000-era Earth soldiers used as cannon fodder by a dodgy alien federation, dumped with their Abrams and M-16s on alien worlds to fight centaurs with railguns. We're supposed to be trading grunts for technology, but the power armour and such only starts to trickle through in the later books.

        Other alt-history or 20-minutes-into-the-future books, like The Third World War or The War In 2020, only touch on space.
        Silver Tower is the only firm example of the micro-sub-genre of the SDI in action, and I wish there was more.
        I can only think of the opening of the TSR version of Buck Rogers, with the SR-71-based spaceplane fighting the Soviet killer sat.
        There's a few non-fiction books about the 80's Strategic Defence Initiative, like War In Space, that might scratch that itch. And if you're after hard science space warfare I think someone might have made warships for Orbiter, the space sim.
        And there was the short story One Clay Foot, by Jack Wodhams, that was written in a hard science tantrum after the author saw Star Wars and blew a gasket at WW2 fighter physics in space. Not a contemporary setting, but hard science physics.
        I've been trying to tell the Atomicrockets guy about One Clay Foot for years, but I don't think he checks his mail.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Silver Tower, by Dale Brown
          A Hymn Before Battle, by John Ringo
          Ben Bova's Moonwar and Privateers might count.

          Gatekeepers are cancer. have a nice day, you smooth brained ape pussy fart.

          came here to post Silver Tower. Been several years since I read it, but I recall an armed space shuttle, space station boarding actions, and an orbital laser cannon frying the Soviet Fleet in the end like GDI ion cannons

          Might also check out Footfall by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. Not to spoil the climax, but there's a big space battle at the end that you may like based on 80's (and some 60's) tech

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the closest i can think of is ghost fleet, where the chinese had a variation of polyus which was eventually captured by a richard branson type of guy using his commercial spaceplane. aside from that i cant think of any that portrays desk jockey stuff.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There isn't. It's either near-future scifi or far-distant future scifi.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Golden Eye is exactly what OP wants, though.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A realistic portrayal is pretty boring.
    It's stuff liking blinding satelitte sensors with ground based lasers, nudging satelittes into decaying orbits, etc. There are no astronauts with guns. It doesn't make much sense.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Maybe boring to you. Not to me

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Anon wanting technothriller for space warfare
    Good luck

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Now frick off you autistic goon

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >contemporary warfare in the space domai
    This is 99.999% SIGINT and SATINT accompanied by extremely nerdy cryptography and networking.
    It is. 0001% ASAT missiles and Brilliant Pebbles.
    There is no fiction being written about this specifically at the moment.
    If you want a realistic near-future scifi war series, check out The Expanse

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    there's one called "SEALS". it's basically thinly veiled spec ops in space.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Do you really have to post this every single day?
    Do you suck that much as a writer?

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