‘The Forever War’ Is Forever Relevant
One day in 1973, Vietnam veteran and science fiction fan Joe Haldeman sat down at a dining room table and typed out, “Tonight we’re going to show you eight silent ways to kill a man.” “Then I kept typing, not knowing at first whether it was going to be... Read more
The Man in the High Castle
After the highway patrolman finishes helping Joe Blake fix a flat tire, the cop offers him a sandwich. Blake is nervous. He’s stuck in the Midwest at the mercy of a police officer … and he’s carrying illegal cargo. Blake wants to leave, but he accepts the sandwich. Better not... Read more
The U.S. Army Had an M-16 Comic Book
It was supposed to be a wonder weapon—a light, lethal rifle to help the United States win the war in Vietnam. Weighing less than the enemy’s AK-47, it was less fatiguing for soldiers to carry than older, heavier American rifles. It also fired a new type of ammunition that... Read more
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