Wel this book I'm reading,The Forever War,is zipping along nicely. Its one of those hard to put down books and I'm not even half way thru yet. Are his other books as readable as this? Its strange because this book is all military gung ho A la the film Aliens,but you get the feeling the author really knows his science! He mentions the lower G of this planet they're on and how because the air pressure is lower due to having less gravity than the earth that the water in the sea is closer to boiling point. And also he makes travelling interstellar distances sound convincing,rather than just inventing a Device or Strange Concept.(Funnily the book was written in 1974 but set in 1997!) Who is this guy and whats his background?