Private William Mandella is a reluctant hero in an interstellar war against an unknowable and unconquerable alien enemy. But his greatest test will be when he returns home. Relativity means that for every few months’ tour of duty centuries have passed on Earth, isolating the combatants ever more from the world for whose future they are fighting.
(From the book’s back cover)
Wow, this was a very nice read. I never thought of that particular aspect of time dilation, when travelling at the speed of light. Talking about a meaningless war that drags it’s feet…!
Two thumbs up for “The Forever War”, On to “Forever Peace” now…