The Forever War

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Random House Publishing Group, May 1, 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
The Forever War is pretty pacy, easy to read. - Goodreads
I couldn't get past the dry writing style. - Goodreads
Interesting premise here. - Goodreads
great yarn, lives up to it's name - Goodreads

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

User Review  - Ray L - Goodreads

Interesting premise but completely emotionless story. I'm a fan of terse prose that eschews flowery stuff, but when there's no emotion in the story, there's little reason to keep reading. A novel ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Dramapuppy - Goodreads

This book is really good. Not as good as people say it is, but still really good. It's true that this is an excellently written war novel that happens to take place in space over thousands of years ... 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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