Review of 'The Forever War'

The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
Book 1 of the Forever series

This book follows the story of William Mandella as he deals with being a member of the United Nations Exploratory Force (emphasis on the “force”) – the most severe effects being the time dilation for every mission they undertake meaning that hundreds of years have passed on earth when they return only a few months after they left. Particularly well written and thought provoking are the various aspects of military life (sexual politics being one of them) as well as the reaction of the public when the troups return home. This is a fantastic book filled with great imagery but don't expect an epiphany at the end.

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Genre: Science Fiction


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