“Rocket Boy”

Title“Rocket Boy”
Year for Search2007
AuthorsMcAuley, Paul J[ames](b. 1955)
Secondary AuthorsHaldeman, Joe [Joseph William](b. 1943)
Secondary TitleFuture Weapons of War
Pagination43-65
Date Published2007
PublisherBaen
Place PublishedRiverdale, New York
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author
Annotation

The story starts in the dystopia of an Earth destroyed in war and under a dictatorship, but given the conceit of the volume in which it first appeared, a boy is given an intelligent weapon and uses it to overthrow the dictatorship become a new dictator.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in his A Very British History: The Best Science Fiction Stories of Paul McAuley, 1985-2011 (Hornsea, Eng.: PS Publishing, 2013), 313-29 with an author’s note on 432

Holding Institutions

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Author Note

(b. 1955)

Full Text

2007 McAuley, Paul J[ames] (b. 1955). “Rocket Boy.” In Future Weapons of War. Ed. Joe [Joseph William] Haldeman (Riverdale, NY: Baen, 2007), 43-65. Rpt. in his A Very British History: The Best Science Fiction Stories of Paul McAuley, 1985-2011 (Hornsea, Eng.: PS Publishing, 2013), 313-29 with an author’s note on 432. PSt

The story starts in the dystopia of an Earth destroyed in war and under a dictatorship, but given the conceit of the volume in which it first appeared, a boy is given an intelligent weapon and uses it to overthrow the dictatorship become a new dictator.