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The Forever War (#1 SF Masterworks)
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Joe Haldeman
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The Forever War (#1 SF Masterworks)

Joe Haldeman



Science Fiction » Future Society;
GALAXY Special Event 1;
Award Winners » Hugo Award;
Award Winners » Nebula Award;
Science Fiction » Hard Science Fiction


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Private William Mandella is a reluctant hero in an interstellar war against an unknowable and unconquerable alien enemy. But his greatest test will be when he returns home. Relativity means that for every few months' tour of duty centuries have passed on Earth, isolating the combatants ever more from the world for whose future they are fighting.

By:   Joe Haldeman
Imprint:   Gollancz
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 132mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   238g
ISBN:   9780575094147
ISBN 10:   0575094141
Series:   SF Masterworks
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   May 2010
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Joe Haldeman was born in Oklahoma in 1943 and studied physics and astronomy before serving as a combat engineer in Vietnam, where he was severely wounded and won a Purple Heart. THE FOREVER WAR was his first SF novel and it won both the HUGO and NEBULA AWARDS, a feat which THE FOREVER PEACE repeated. He is also the author of, among others, MINDBRIDGE, ALL MY SINS REMEMBERED, WORLDS APART and WORLDS ENOUGH AND TIME.

To say that The Forever War is the best science fiction war novel ever written is to damn it with faint praise. It is, for all its techno-extrapolative brilliance, as fine and woundingly genuine a war story as any I've read. --William Gibson, author of Neuromancer, Spook Country There are a handful of moments when an American science fiction novel abruptly and seemingly effortlessly satisfied every possible expectation conveyed not only by the genre's ambitions, but of those of the whole literary landscape with which it was contemporary: Sturgeon's More Than Human, Dick's The Man In The High Castle, LeGuin's Dispossessed, Gibson's Neuromancer. The Forever War is one such book, and like those others still carries with it that air of recognition and possibility. --Jonathan Lethem, author of Gun With Occcasional Music, Fortress of Solitude Perhaps the most important war novel written since Vietnam . . . Haldeman, a veteran, is a flat-out visiona

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