Friday, January 6, 2017
Know Your Enemy, by Matt Gallagher
More from the Wired Magazine Science Fiction issue. Know Your Enemy is a tribute to Haldeman's The Forever War, and rings very true. It's set in the future but that's not particularly important--the point is the relationship of war veterans to the rest of society. We are in a period where we glorify military service beyond measure, partly to make up for the guilt of putting the soldiers in harm's way. The protagonist in the story, a female Marine, reflects on this and many other things about being a disabled vet. It's a good story, solidly written and allows drawing your own conclusions. I give it 3 stars.