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The Forever War

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Private William Mandella is a reluctant hero, drafted into an elite military unit to fight in a distant interstellar war against an unknowable and ... Show synopsis

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  • SPOILER ALERT!!! Oct 20, 2011
    by Vaughny

    I don't mind happy endings, but the end of this novel seemed conveniently, implausibly happy to me. I wanted the lovers to get back together, but in a less-definite sort of way (a la the ending of Old Man's War). It's hard to explain. Still good, though.

  • Timeless (!) Classic Apr 29, 2010
    by phs3

    In the decades since TFW was published, a lot has happened, but the story remains as fresh and relevant as ever. Anyone serious about SF should read TFW, along with Heinlein's Starship Troopers, Harrison's Bill the Galactic Hero, and Scalzi's Old Man's War.

  • Outstanding SciFi Jan 7, 2010
    by Phoenix

    Among other skills, Haldeman is a master of time dilation. The Forever War takes place over a span of more than 3,000 years; yet it's nicely contained in a quickly read story that combines future, past and present in the life of a soldier in the armed forces of the United Nations of Earth, at war with a clone army of a distant civilization that has been at peace for more than 1,500 earth years. This story uses physics in amazing yet understandable ways. It is a treasure and a must read for any who enjoy the SciFi genre.

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