Weapons of Choice

Being a big fan of time travel and military sci-fi this one caught my eye and I dropped it in my cart. Well, I finally got around to completing it and really enjoyed it. Basically it’s the story of a naval task force from 2021 which, through a disastrous physics experiment, a-la 1942, is sent back to 1942 and proceeds to mess up the Battle of Midway when the automatic systems take out most of the US Task Force.

It’s a really interesting premise because over the intervening 80 years there have been a lot of social as well as technological changes which make the assimilation of the two groups that much more difficult. It’s one thing to have a vastly superior warship at your disposal, but it’s another for it to be captained by a British woman of mixed Pakistani descent. And it only goes down hill from there. The author has done a really good job of making both groups reactions to the situation believable and consistent.

There are more books in this series and I’ll be buying them once my to-read stack has gotten a lot smaller.