Stand-Alone 19: The Forever War - Joe Haldeman
This fortnight we’re discussing “The Forever War” by Joe Haldeman.
TITLE: The Forever War
AUTHOR: Joe Haldeman
LENGTH: 238 pages
GENRE: Science Fiction, War
Book TW for cursing, grief, xenophobia, chemical control of sexual orientation (nonconsensual), homophobia, acephobia (ambiguous), ableism, mental illness, sexual content, sexual assault (not depicted), rape (brief), medical content (graphic), medical trauma (graphic), alcohol, drug use, vomit, blood, gore, violence, gun violence, eugenics, genocide, torture (brief), suicidal thoughts (brief), animal death (brief), murder, parental death, death.
Topic 1: Compulsory Homosexuality. Begins at (1:35), CW for homophobia, conversion therapy, compulsive sexuality, war, death.
Topic 2: Suicidal Thoughts. Begins at (14:42), CW for suicidal thoughts, war, death.
Topic 3: Future Shock. Begins at (22:58), CW for homophobia, war, death.
Promo for CPOV - Men of Steel; Spoiler-free wrap-up and ratings: Begins at (35:42).
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