The Forever War
The monumental Hugo and Nebula award winning SF classic-- Featuring a new introduction by John ScalziThe Earth's leaders have drawn a line in the interstellar sand--despite the fact that the fierce alien enemy they would oppose is inscrutable, unconquerable, and very far away. A reluctant... show more
The monumental Hugo and Nebula award winning SF classic-- Featuring a new introduction by John ScalziThe Earth's leaders have drawn a line in the interstellar sand--despite the fact that the fierce alien enemy they would oppose is inscrutable, unconquerable, and very far away. A reluctant conscript drafted into an elite Military unit, Private William Mandella has been propelled through space and time to fight in the distant thousand-year conflict; to perform his duties and do whatever it takes to survive the ordeal and return home. But "home" may be even more terrifying than battle, because, thanks to the time dilation caused by space travel, Mandella is aging months while the Earth he left behind is aging centuries...
Publish date: 2009-02-17
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages no: 265
Edition language: English
Series: The Forever War (#1)
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...
داستانی که در اول بچگانه و مسخره به نظر میرسید به کجاها که نرسید. و «ویلیام ماندلا» که با این همه مشکل، از پسِ ۱۱۴۳ سال جنگ برآمد و به «مریگی پاتر»ی رسید که این همه دوستش داشت؛ خوش به حالش، خوش به حال هردوشان
Sci-fi military at it's best about.A senseless war that lasts centuries due to time dilation of space travel at light speed and beyond. This time dilation makes for some interesting times when soldiers return as for them only months have passed while on Earth years have passed. It also makes for int...
A quick read. I'm surprising myself a bit by remarking on this, but The Forever War just didn't create much of an emotional connection to its characters. Starship Troopers was a much more engaging read. [spoiler] It was two stars, and then it killed the cat. Plus the whole reprogramming homosexual...
This is, simply put, one of the best books I have ever read. It's deceptively well written. Although the prose is fairly straightforward, it seamlessly meshes hard science fiction, space opera, military SF, and what I think of as "soft SF" (science fiction that maintains a focus on the so-called "...