SSN (novel)

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Author Tom Clancy
Country United States
Language English
Genre Techno-thriller, war novel
Publisher Putnam
Publication date
1996 (1st edition)
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 336 pp (paperback edition)
ISBN 0-425-15911-6 (paperback edition)
OCLC 35904425
813/.54 21
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.

This is one of only two Clancy novels not falling into the Jack Ryan universe, the other being Red Storm Rising.