Its a well known thing that many Baen writers (and books) have a rightward slant. Some of these are more than others, and the politics are hardly clearcut or homogenous. Still, Baen books tend to be pro-military and right-leaning politically.
I read and enjoy some of these authors.
However, HERE is a book that goes way too far in that direction for my taste. Even if this somehow won the Hugo, Nebula and Locus award, I have little appetite for something like this:
by Tom Kratman (Author)
“Slavery is a part of Islam . . . Slavery is part of jihad, and jihad will remain as long there is Islam.” —Sheikh Saleh Al-Fawzan, author of the religious textbook At-Tawhid (“Monotheism”) and senior Saudi cleric.Demography is destiny. In the 22nd century European deathbed demographics have turned the continent over to the more fertile Moslems. Atheism in Europe has been exterminated. Homosexuals are hanged, stoned or crucified. Such Christians as remain are relegated to dhimmitude, a form of second class citizenship. They are denied arms, denied civil rights, denied a voice, and specially taxed via the Koranic yizya. Their sons are taken as conscripted soldiers while their daughters are subject to the depredations of the continent’s new masters.
In that world, Petra, a German girl sold into prostitution as a slave at the age of nine to pay her family’s yizya, dreams of escape. Unlike most girls of the day, Petra can read. And in her only real possession, her grandmother’s diary, a diary detailing the fall of European civilization, Petra has learned of a magic place across the sea: America.
Um yeah. And in case you wanted icing on the cake, the author description on Amazon:
About the Author
Tom Kratman, in 1974 at age seventeen, became a political refugee and defector from the PRM (People’s Republic of Massachusetts) by virtue of joining the Regular Army. He stayed a Regular Army infantryman most of his adult life, returning to Massachusetts as an unofficial dissident while attending Boston College after his first hitch. Tom is currently an attorney practicing in southwest Virginia. Baen published his first novel, A State of Disobedience and two collaborations with John Ringo in the Posleen War series, Watch on the Rhine and Yellow Eyes. His latest novels are A Desert Called Peace and its sequel Carnifex.
Sorry, Tom. Maybe you’re a nice guy. Publishing novels which reinforce the manufactured Clash of Civilizations that certain political elements have promoted as a sequel to the Cold War makes you a less than angelic figure in my book. I got really pissed when it reared up without warning in Dan Simmons Olympos. I have no desire to read an entire book with such a theme.