The Forever War

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Random House Publishing Group, May 12, 1981 - 218 pages
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I love happy endings - Goodreads
The whole thing feels more like a parody. - Goodreads
Good science, good writing. - Goodreads
Interesting premise here. - Goodreads
The ending was kind of a let down. - Goodreads
Was a pretty ripping sci fi military yarn. - Goodreads

Review: The Forever War (The Forever War #1)

User Review  - Justin Richardson - Goodreads

this was an interesting novel. It does not,fit into my normal genre of reading but provides interesting clues into the ideas of government and war. Only got 4 stars because the ending did not meet the expectations of the rest of the book. Read full review

Review: The Forever War (The Forever War #1)

User Review  - George Matthew - Goodreads

A great story about how a war in the future might appear to the soldiers who fight it. Great visualizations of different periods of the future and how humanity might approach the war, and itself. Love the ending. Highly recommend. Read full review

About the author (1981)

Joe Haldeman has uniquely blended a strong interest in astronomy and with his love for writing to publish numerous novels, anthologies and short stories over three decades. He holds a B.S. in astronomy from the University of Maryland (1967), and an M.F.A. in English from the Iowa Writers Workshop (1975). An adjunct professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Haldeman has also taught at Michigan State, Larion West Seattle, SUNY Buffalo, Princeton, University of North Dakota, Kent State and the University of North Florida Haldeman's works include War Year (1972), The Forever War (1975), Worlds (1981), Worlds Apart (1983), Tools of the Trade (1987), and The Hemingway Hoax (1990). He has also co-authored and edited numerous works of science fiction. Born in Oklahoma on June 9, 1943, Haldeman grew up in Puerto Rico, New Orleans, Washington D.C., and Alaska. He was drafted into the military in 1967, fighting in the Central Highlands of Vietnam as a combat engineer with the 4th Division (1/22nd Airmobile Battalion), for which he received the Purple Heart, among other medals.

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