Free Fiction Monday: The Museum of Modern Warfare

When the Ambassador to the Dylft System—a veteran of the Dylft Wars—receives orders to lead a diplomatic mission to Craznaust, she wonders at the wisdom of accepting the assignment.

Still, when she arrives at the controversial Museum of Modern Warfare, she believes herself prepared to face the past and address whatever diplomatic issue she might find there.

But nothing could prepare her for what she finds deep within the museum. Something long buried. Something that could change everything she thought she knew about the war.

“The Museum of Modern Warfare,” by Hugo Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch won the 2015 Analog Anlab Award for Best Short Story and is free on this website for one week only. The story’s also available as an ebook through various online retailers here

The Museum of Modern Warfare

Kristine Kathryn Rusch


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8 responses to “Free Fiction Monday: The Museum of Modern Warfare”

  1. Kristine, I came to know of your work from a short story in a compilation called Excalibur. The story of yours that was included in this volume was called Controlling the Sword. I felt it was one of the most beautiful antiwar, antiviolence stories I had ever read and bought a copy of Excalibur for that reason. This story also speaks to those issues of war and violence. And beautifully. Thank you for this and for your “free fiction monday’.

  2. J.R. Handley says:

    I made the mistake of reading this on Memorial Day, and cried. It reminds me of all of the friends I loved and lost in Iraq. You wrote a poignant and moving story, thank you. You understand or you fake it well but regardless, it was moving.

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