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Army Cyber Institute


Graphic novellas are a medium with a rich tradition of use by the U.S. Army. For generations, the Army has successfully used this medium for conveying important messages across the force. Today, the Army Cyber Institute is continuing this tradition based on science fiction prototypes of cyber threats it may encounter on future battlefields. This retrospective book discusses the Army’s historical use of the medium, and how it is being applied as a tool for educating the modern cyber force.

Science Fiction Prototypes are science fiction stories based on future trends, technologies, economics, and cultural change. The stories you are about to read are based on threatcasting research from the Army Cyber Institute at West Point and Arizona State University’s Threatcasting Lab. Our stories do not shy away from a dystopian vision of tomorrow. Exploring these dark regions inspires us to build a better, stronger, and more secure future for our Armed Forces.

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threatcasting, cyber, graphic novel, retrospective, compilation

Dark Hammer: A Retrospective of Science Fiction Prototyping



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