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
Ernest Miller Hemmingway
What is the enemy? Why the war? Is there an end?
Das Boot. Anvil of Stars by Greg Bear. Ender's Game
by Orson Scott Card. Laibach's "NATO".
FTL travel using an Alcubierre-drive, antigravity, antimatter, AI and simple
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.