SF Masterwork of the Week: The Forever War

Joe Haldeman’s The Forever War won the Hugo and Nebula Awards when it was first published – and deservedly so. Greatly influenced by the author’s time in Vietnam, it is in many ways a scathing indictment of the military-industrial complex and a riposte to that other great work of military SF, Robert A. Heinlein’s Starship Troopers. Making clever use of relativistic phenomena to highlight the absurdity of engaging in interstellar warfare, The Forever War is a tour de force of modern science fiction and a book no one serious about SF can afford to ignore.

The Forever War is available as an SF Gateway eBook and an SF Masterworks paperback.