The Forever War

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Random House Publishing Group, May 12, 1981 - 218 pages
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Really a great overall story, with a happy ending. - Goodreads
The whole thing feels more like a parody. - Goodreads
Good science, good writing. - Goodreads
The ending was kind of a let down. - Goodreads
The Forever War is pretty pacy, easy to read. - Goodreads
Interesting premise here. - Goodreads

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

User Review  - Victoria Pearson - Goodreads

I read this after hearing it discussed as a classic early representative of the Sci-Fi novel and veiled critique of the futility of the Vietnam war. It is really different to many sci-fi novels I have ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Matthew Holman - Goodreads

The book was "so so." The general story intrigued me though. But at the same time I felt the novel dragged at certain points and also had some unnecessary subplots that didn't weave together that well ... 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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