30 Jul '18, 7pm

I talk about how my military service in Afghanistan inspired a lot of what I wrote in PLANETSIDE

I talk about how my military service in Afghanistan inspired a lot of what I wrote in PLANETSIDE

Retired Army officer and West Point graduate Michael Mammay's debut novel "Planetside " is out this week. The sci-fi thriller follows a a seasoned military officer who is pulled out of near-retirement to investigate the disappearance of a high councilor’s son. He discovers a mysterious and deadly conspiracy on a distant, war-torn planet. In this article for Military,com, Michael explains how his military service inspired this story. I was in Kandahar, Afghanistan in early 2014 when I had an idea that would eventually lead me to write "Planetside." It wasn't much at the time…just a thought. I'd started writing a little in my spare time, but I didn't think about the idea in terms of a book at that point. It was just an idea. Kandahar airfield had a weird command structure. There was a regular army division headquartered there, which I was part of, along with a special operat...

Full article: https://www.military.com/undertheradar/2018/07/30/how-my-...

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