The Forever War

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Random House Publishing Group, May 1, 1981 - 218 pages
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Review: The Forever War (The Forever War #1)

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Haldeman communicates the sense of being a cog in the wheel of the war bureaucracy. He depicts the waste of an endless war, whose purpose has been lost in the race to bigger and better war machinery ... Read full review

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

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This book had a lot of potential with the time-dilation causing the war to stretch out. But the social commentary on sexual orientation just killed this book for me. That was useless. I don't recommend this book. 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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