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War in 2080: The Future of Military Technology by David Langford is the author's first solo book, drawing heavily on his enthusiasm for SF and thus on SF authors' speculations. First edition (as detailed further down this page) still available!
- Publication Date (Second Edition): 1981
- Publisher: Sphere, London
- Format: A-format paperback
- ISBN: 0722153937
- Page Count: 242
- Cover Artist: Unknown
- Availability: Out of print
The blurb below was composed by the publishers.
In 1980 I published an errata sheet for this first edition, and this is usually included with copies of the hardback acquired from me. Here's an HTML version for anyone who has this edition but not the inserted sheet. Also a printable PDF.
- Publication Date (First Edition): 1979
- Publisher: David & Charles/Westbridge, Devonshire
- Format: Hardback
- ISBN: 0715376616
- Page Count: 229
- Cover Artist: Andrew Farmer
- Availability: From David Langford
There were also near-identical Book Club Associates (UK), Morrow (USA) and Cassell (Australia) editions, all in 1979.
First Edition Blurb
War in 2080 was reasonably well reviewed, and I should dig out some of the more fulsome responses for insertion below in addition to these two snippets quoted on the paperback. If only I could remember what happened to the clippings file....
Kirkus Reviews, 1979A fast-paced compendium of every means of warfare that science and science fiction have ever dreamed up.
Publishers Weekly, 1979Brilliant.