History Literature / TheForeverWar

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.
4th Jul '15 11:17:08 AM Morgenthaler
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** Originally set for 2013, directed by Creator/RidleyScott. [[http://io9.com/5187373/james-camerons-avatar-influences-ridley-scotts-forever-war]] "I've got a good writer doing it" has been reported to be DavidPeoples. [[http://www.movieweb.com/news/NEbMS0O6IswKfb]] Unfortunately [[http://joe-haldeman.livejournal.com/182031.html?thread=532239#t532239 this was a misunderstanding.]]

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** Originally set for 2013, directed by Creator/RidleyScott. [[http://io9.com/5187373/james-camerons-avatar-influences-ridley-scotts-forever-war]] "I've got a good writer doing it" has been reported to be DavidPeoples.Creator/DavidWebbPeoples. [[http://www.movieweb.com/news/NEbMS0O6IswKfb]] Unfortunately [[http://joe-haldeman.livejournal.com/182031.html?thread=532239#t532239 this was a misunderstanding.]]
16th Jun '15 11:36:44 AM jann_poppinga
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* FrickinLaserBeams: Ambiguous. In part I/chapter 7, Mandella only sees dots from the recruits fire on a bunker (indicating no visible beams), but is able to identify a random pattern in the return fire while hiding behind a rock (indicating the opposite). In part II/chapter 6, there seem to be visible beams when he sees an enemy laser rake across the base.


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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.
30th Apr '15 5:29:47 PM MasterThief
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* TheFilmOfTheBook: Coming in 2013, to be directed by Creator/RidleyScott. [[http://io9.com/5187373/james-camerons-avatar-influences-ridley-scotts-forever-war]] "I've got a good writer doing it" has been reported to be DavidPeoples. [[http://www.movieweb.com/news/NEbMS0O6IswKfb]] Unfortunately [[http://joe-haldeman.livejournal.com/182031.html?thread=532239#t532239 this may be a misunderstanding.]]

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* TheFilmOfTheBook: Coming TheFilmOfTheBook: Currently in DevelopmentHell, but progressing:
** Originally set for
2013, to be directed by Creator/RidleyScott. [[http://io9.com/5187373/james-camerons-avatar-influences-ridley-scotts-forever-war]] "I've got a good writer doing it" has been reported to be DavidPeoples. [[http://www.movieweb.com/news/NEbMS0O6IswKfb]] Unfortunately [[http://joe-haldeman.livejournal.com/182031.html?thread=532239#t532239 this may be was a misunderstanding.]]]]
** Currently, Warner Brothers and Sony are in a bidding war for the film. Ridley Scott's rights deal has expired. Jon Spaihts ("[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/Prometheus Promethus]]") is working on the script, with Channing Tatum in the lead role. [[http://www.thewrap.com/channing-tatum-to-star-in-the-forever-war-as-bidding-war-heats-up/]]
9th Apr '15 2:59:36 PM gkoch3
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* ActionSurvivor: It's debatable, but Madella and Marygay. Despite being nothing less than an elite [[SuperSoldier super soldiers]] in PoweredArmor, their repeated survival in the unfathomably brutal combat zones is almost entirely through blind luck.

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* ActionSurvivor: It's debatable, but Madella Mandella and Marygay. Despite being nothing less than an elite [[SuperSoldier super soldiers]] in PoweredArmor, their repeated survival in the unfathomably brutal combat zones is almost entirely through blind luck.
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