Tag Archives: Forever War

The Problem with Military Science Fiction Part 2: or why archaeologists get so bent up about taxonomy…

The Problem with Military Science Fiction Part 2: or why archaeologists get so bent up about taxonomy…
Tom blabs on about more reasons that MilFic gets such a bad rep…
Continue reading

Posted in Alternate History, Hard SciFi, Military Science Fiction, Opinion Piece, Paranormal Mystery, Post Modern, Present Day Sci Fi, Ripping Yarn, Science Fiction, Space Opera, Strong Characters, Thoughtful, Uncategorized, Unique or Imaginative World | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

Old Man’s War, John Scalzi (TOR, 2005)

Old Man’s War is John Scalzi’s fun, compelling far future war novel that pits an army of seventy-five year old men and women against the deadly threats from the rest of the galaxy. It is exciting war story that, despite frequently being predictable, is likely to appeal even to those who don’t generally like Military Science Fiction (my wife liked it). For a more in depth review go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com Continue reading

Posted in Chronicle, Military Science Fiction, Part of A Series but can be Read without reading previous volumes, Post Colonial, Post Modern, Ripping Yarn, Science Fiction, Series, Stand Alone Novel, Uncategorized, World | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

The Forever War, Joe Haldeman (St. Martin’s Press, 1974)

The Forever War is the classic future soldier’s story by Joe Haldeman and serves as one of the two pillars upon which Military Science Fiction stands. Inspired by Haldeman’s experiences in the Vietnam War, it not only tells the harrowing tale of men and women at war, it also tells one of the best tales of the difficulty of returning from war that can be found regardless of genre. This is truly a marvelous book that should really be read by anyone. For more go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com
Continue reading

Posted in Classic Sci Fi, Conspiracy Novel, Far Future, Identity, Military Science Fiction, Near Future fic, Part of A Series but can be Read without reading previous volumes, Post Colonial, Ripping Yarn, Science Fiction, Space Opera, Stand Alone Novel, Ultratech, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments