World War III Themes In Contemporary Pop Culture Part III

Over the last decade, Hollywood has shown an increasing reluctance to make any films that might portray the People’s Republic of China in a bad light. The reasons for this are simple. The international market is of great importance for the major studios. China makes up a large chunk of that market, so appeasing the …

March Madness WWIII: Championship

Well, here we are at the tournament championship. We started with 32 World War III novels and now just two remain: Red Storm Rising and Team Yankee. Not exactly a surprise, all things considered. These are the two most famous technothrillers of the Cold War era, responsible for setting the bar that practically all technothrillers …

March Madness WWIII Style: Final Four Part II

Two more blockbuster books squaring off. Winner goes to the championship bracket and the loser goes…..well, back to the bookcase. 😊 Alas Babylon (Blue Region Champion) vs Team Yankee (Gold Region Champion) Two World War III-themed novels with little in common between them, unlike yesterday’s competitors. The time periods in which these two works were …

The Southern Flank D+10 (19 July, 1987) Part II

Libya’s declaration of neutrality did not shake Moscow to its core. Frankly, the Libyan move was met with general indifference by Soviet leadership. By this point in the war, the focus had shifted almost fully to the Central European battlefront. Romanov and the Politburo regarded Libya, and the Mediterranean as an inessential sideshow. Gaddafi’s decision …