Themes for "The Final Countdown"

"Once we have a war there is only one thing to do. It must be won. For defeat brings worse things than any that can ever happen in war."
Ernest Miller Hemmingway


What is the enemy? Why the war? Is there an end?

Mood Literature/film/music

Das Boot. Anvil of Stars by Greg Bear. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. Laibach's "NATO".

Technological Assumptions

FTL travel using an Alcubierre-drive, antigravity, antimatter, AI and simple nanotech.


Alien, unknown.

Military Assumptions

Easy to destroy known targets, gravity waves makes hyperdrive activity possible to detect.


Studying traces of the aliens, trying to figure out what is happening. Survival (both individual and as a species). Moral dilemmas.