The Forever War

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Random House Publishing Group, May 12, 1981 - 218 pages
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The story is pretty good and the writing easy to read. - Goodreads
The ending was kind of a let down. - Goodreads
An entertaining tale with a fun premise. - Goodreads
The whole thing feels more like a parody. - Goodreads
Was a pretty ripping sci fi military yarn. - Goodreads
No annoying plot-hole-cum-mcguffin either. - Goodreads

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

User Review  - Joshua Mowgli - Goodreads

This is a clever sci-fi tale with mind numbing paradigm shifts. A clear reminder of how much war can truly make you feel excluded from mainstream 'society'. A very wondrous tale with so much time ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Myriad - Goodreads

I often have trouble engaging with military SF, so this one took me a while to get into. Fortunately the book gets increasingly more interesting as the effects of time dilation begin to pile up, and ... Read full review

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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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