Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori (“It is sweet and fitting to die for your country.”–Horace’s Odes (III.2.13))
Sometimes in military books and science fiction, the good guys die. It happens. No matter how fast or good a shot they are, sometimes the bad guys are better. Maybe they had a better plan…a better weapon…who knows? They wouldn’t be worthwhile bad guys if they didn’t kill somebody once in a while.
You could always tell who was going to die in an episode of Star Trek; they were the ones wearing the red shirts. Now you can wear the “Red Shirt of Death” and get your name into an upcoming Chris Kennedy book. All you have to do is send an email to chris(at)chriskennedypublishing.com stating your desire to join the Red Shirt Legion. Feel free to tell me as much or as little about yourself as you might like to see used.
Some will live, some will die. Most, however, will die.
**UPDATE: I think I have enough Red Shirts for “The Golden Horde,” but please sign up if you’d like to be a Red Shirt–you will go into the book after “Horde.”
If you really think that way, read Asbaran Solutions. I can.