History Literature / TheForeverWar

26th Jun '17 10:02:09 AM lakingsif
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* SpeculativeFictionLGBT: has this as an unintended side-effect. Sending an army several light years away to fight a war then retrieving the survivors afterwards means, inevitably, that the time-dilation effect applies and those soldiers have returned to an Earth several centuries older than the one they left. After the second or third jump to and from a war-front, heterosexually inclined veterans realise in their absence that the social mores of the world have reversed - being gay is now the norm and a small population of diehard hetros are now the "queer" ones. The inevitable happens and several formerly hetero ladies travel on their next jump into time and space as active lesbians.
12th Jun '17 10:14:40 AM Zuxtron
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* PoweredArmor: Just don't [[ForMassiveDamage fall or take a hit to your back.]]

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* PoweredArmor: Just don't [[ForMassiveDamage fall or take a hit to your back.]]
27th May '17 12:31:39 PM nombretomado
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The whole novel is pretty much one of these for TheVietnamWar. In particular, the relativistic disconnect that the war veterans experience when returning to a world that keeps changing unrecognisably in what, to them, is an incredibly short span of time was intended as a metaphor for the ways that soldiers who'd spend years in Vietnam would experience significant culture shock on returning to an America that, in the 1960s, was rapidly changing.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The whole novel is pretty much one of these for TheVietnamWar.UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar. In particular, the relativistic disconnect that the war veterans experience when returning to a world that keeps changing unrecognisably in what, to them, is an incredibly short span of time was intended as a metaphor for the ways that soldiers who'd spend years in Vietnam would experience significant culture shock on returning to an America that, in the 1960s, was rapidly changing.
22nd May '17 7:31:33 PM PaulA
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* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Forever Peace.''
16th Oct '16 1:53:08 PM SorPepita
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* {{Sequel}}: ''Forever Free.''


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* {{Sequel}}: ''Forever Free.''
8th Jan '16 1:48:55 PM Deadlock
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* TheSpartanWay: three recruits die in training on Earth. The survivors are sent to continue their training on a DeathWorld, Pluto's moon Charon, where the slightest mistake (or just bad luck) can be (and is) lethal, and any disobedience is punishable with summary execution. The final test involves surviving a surprise attack with live missiles. [[spoiler: Not everyone passes.]]

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* TheSpartanWay: three recruits die in training on Earth. The survivors are sent to continue their training on a DeathWorld, Charon (not Pluto's moon Charon, moon, which had not been discovered when the novel was written, but a Pluto sized body orbiting half again as far from the Sun as Pluto), where the slightest mistake (or just bad luck) can be (and is) lethal, and any disobedience is punishable with summary execution. The final test involves surviving a surprise attack with live missiles. [[spoiler: Not everyone passes.]]
19th Sep '15 9:29:28 AM ThePest179
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* {{Dehumanization}}: The soldiers are mentally conditioned to view the enemy Taurans as sub-human, by invoking false memories of Taurans burning cities, eating children, and raping women. The soldiers know the images are fake, as no one has even seen a Tauran before their battle, but they still work to send them into a bloodthirsty frenzy, to the point that their mission to capture a Tauran fails because the soldiers slaughter them all.
26th Aug '15 3:53:38 AM irrevenant
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** This of course assumes that they still use TNT as the basis. Microtons of antimatter, for example, would be a significant amount of explosive power.
19th Jul '15 6:11:05 AM Arivne
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** It actually has varying degrees of hardnes. The mechanics of slower-than-light space-travel and space combats is diamond-hard. The explanation of FTL travel and technology for propulsion and weapons gets a bit hand-wavy. And on the other end of the scale there is ESP.

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** It actually has varying degrees of hardnes.hardness. The mechanics of slower-than-light space-travel and space combats is diamond-hard. The explanation of FTL travel and technology for propulsion and weapons gets a bit hand-wavy. And on the other end of the scale there is ESP.
19th Jul '15 6:09:41 AM Arivne
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* LieBackAndThinkOfEngland: during his stay on Stargate, Mandella mentions that military women are compliant and promiscuous, by military custom and law.

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* LieBackAndThinkOfEngland: during During his stay on Stargate, Mandella mentions that military women are compliant and promiscuous, by military custom and law.
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