Sorry for the pleb opinion, but I was wondering if you could help me find some books. I've been getting into military science fiction recently after reading Starship Troopers and The Forever War. I was wondering if there was any modern books that deal with themes from the US war in the middle east?
Not middle east but WW1, but you might want to check out Ernst Junger's Memoir "Storm of Steel"
>A memoir of astonishing power, savagery, and ashen lyricism,Storm of Steelilluminates not only the horrors but also the fascination of total war, seen through the eyes of an ordinary German soldier. Young, tough, patriotic, but also disturbingly self-aware, Jünger exulted in the Great War, which he saw not just as a great national conflict but—more importantly—as a unique personal struggle. Leading raiding parties, defending trenches against murderous British incursions, simply enduring as shells tore his comrades apart, Jünger kept testing himself, braced for the death that will mark his failure.
Thanks. I just started Old Man's War in the hopes that it would be a little bit more modern. I want to see how many military science fiction books I can find that have themes from all of the different major wars.
Dan Simmons' Hyperion series has a lot of high-tech SF stuff, particularly book 4. principally how it fails utterly when faced with something it doesn't understand.
like this big guy here.