Sci Fi: “The Forever War” by Joe Haldeman

Considered a seminal release by many, I heard about this from my Dad. Probably everyone serious about military history and war (or anti-war) that was his age when this was published read this book. The story of an anti-hero, who fights in every war Earth carries on over hundreds of years. Haldeman touches on many issues, not just war related, but genetics, prejudice, the whole nine yards. And the message comes through loud and clear. I think Vonnegut would approve.

Worst of all was the feeling that perhaps my actions weren’t all that inhuman. Ancestors only a few generations back would have done the same thing, even to their fellow men, without any hypnotic conditioning.