The Forever War
The Forever War is a science fiction classic that chronicles the life of William Mandella. Due to the time distortion associated with deep space travel, he is present during both the first and the last battle of a thousand year old conflict with the alien Taurans. A masterpiece of not just... show more
The Forever War is a science fiction classic that chronicles the life of William Mandella. Due to the time distortion associated with deep space travel, he is present during both the first and the last battle of a thousand year old conflict with the alien Taurans. A masterpiece of not just science fiction, The Forever War illustrates the futility of all wars and their effect on the human soul.
Publish date: 2012-08-29
Publisher: Ridan Publishing
Pages no: 292
Edition language: English
Series: The Forever War (#1)
This was a science fiction read that was an allegory of the Vietnam War. If you didn't get that it was an allegory, the last chapter certainly hammers home the point. I thought there were some interesting concepts about potential future societies and it did not take itself too seriously so I enjoyed...
The first time I read The Forever War was when I was in University. While I was first reading it, it didn't make an impression until after I put it down and I found myself thinking about it for a long time afterwards. I have now read it several times, and each time I get something new from it. The...
I went in to reading this graphic novel adaptation of The Forever War knowing surprisingly little about the story. I haven’t yet read the original novels. I have read a work inspired by it (Old Man’s War) and loved it, though. Keep that in mind when reading my review, as fans of the original novel m...
This book is a little hard to rate. My three-star rating is based more on my level of enjoyment while reading the book than on its merit as a work of classic military science fiction. My interest fluctuated and, despite that it’s only 278 pages, I started to get particularly impatient with it in t...
I found this an entertaining read even though I believe that what I found interesting this time was quite a bit different than my first read 30 years ago. Their was much less action scenes than remembered and quite a bit more of character study and political message from the author which is what hel...