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  - Frans Karlsson - Goodreads

A story about the futility of war in a space environment. It paints a raw picture of war and a chilling picture of the future where human values are not equal. It was a interesting thing with the time ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Kevin - Goodreads

It's pretty decent SF, but I gave it an extra star because of the adorable bits of 1975 that keep poking through. Like when the narrator notes that the 2000-page manual the space army uploaded ... 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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