Today I just finished reading Yukikaze by Chohei Kambayashi. The novel was about a pilot and his super plane fighting a war on a strange planet called fairy. There was lots of action, but there were interesting issues because some of the human seemed to be become more robot like, while the computers became more intelligent (but not human like)
They are fighting a war against the JAM, but they have no idea what the JAM are.
There is a anime of the novel which I had never heard of.