Co-Author with John Ringo
in the Legacy of the Aldenata
series, but he also has done some writing of his own, particularly in military fiction, science fictional
and not. The nature of his writing tends to result in Internet Backdrafts
due to the highly charged political content and the very clear religious conflict.
Formerly a colonel in the US Army before medical issues forced him to retire, part of his service was in Panama, resulting in it being a recurring theme in his books, with Panama IN SPACE!
happening in the Carrera's Legions
series, while the Legacy of the Aldenata
novel Yellow Eyes
(and the very beginning of The Tuloriad
) have Panama after an Alien Invasion
Works by Tom Kratman with their own pages:
Tropes associated with his works not already covered in the above pages:
- Eagle Land: Type 1 is usually played and preferred by the author.
- Religious Stereotype: Any Muslim character, especially in Caliphate.
- Strawman Political: Tom Kratman is an avowed libertarian/conservative, so expect "evil, baby eating liberals".
- Yanks with Tanks: Being a former Army colonel, Kratman portrays them sympathetically but with a certain degree of realism.