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|Genre||Techno-thriller, war novel|
|1996 (1st edition)|
|Media type||Print (Paperback)|
|Pages||336 pp (paperback edition)|
|ISBN||0-425-15911-6 (paperback edition)|
|LC Class||PS3553.L245 S69 1996|
SSN (1996) is a novel created by Tom Clancy and Martin Greenberg following the missions of the U.S. Navy nuclear attack submarine USS Cheyenne (SSN-773) during a fictional war with China over the Spratly Islands, based on the video game of the same name.
A loosely connected collection of "scenario" chapters in support of the eponymous video game, the novel continues the Clancy tradition of large amounts of attention to detail, particularly regarding the description and use of various military equipment. It is, however, unique in one important way: true to the title, almost the entire book describes the operations of Cheyenne. Other Clancy books follow a more global path, featuring sub-plots, entire military operations, politics and personal sub-plots.
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