Note from JWR:

Today we are pleased to feature an excerpt from the published science fiction novel “The Weapon” by Michael Z. Williamson. You will recognize Michael’s name as a frequent content contributor to SurvivalBlog. The following biography is courtesy of Wikipedia: Williamson “was born in England, but his family emigrated to Canada, then the United States in 1978. He has served over 20 years in the United States military, in one form or another. Williamson’s first book, Freehold, was released in January 2004. The novel is set in a future wherein the UN is a Socialist empire. Williamson’s next novel, The Hero, was written with New York Times best-selling author John Ringo and takes place within the universe of Ringo’s Legacy of the Aldenata series. Both Freehold and The Hero were published by Baen Books. He also has a multitude of short stories published in various anthologies. Williamson has written or published five other works: The Weapon, a sequel to Freehold told from a different point of view; Better To Beg Forgiveness, a story set in the Freehold universe but outside the Grainne War series; and the “Target: Terror” series, which includes The Scope of Justice, Targets of Opportunity, and Confirmed Kill. In his free time Williamson also creates and sells blades and daggers. He is married and has two children.”

Though definitely not for children, I do recommend Mike’s fiction writings. I am eagerly awaiting the release of “Better To Beg Forgiveness”, expected late this year. The first several chapters of “The Weapon” are available for free download.