The Forever War

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Macmillan, Feb 17, 2009 - Fiction - 264 pages
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The monumental Hugo and Nebula award winning SF classic-- Featuring a new introduction by John Scalzi

The Earth's leaders have drawn a line in the interstellar sand--despite the fact that the fierce alien enemy they would oppose is inscrutable, unconquerable, and very far away. A reluctant conscript drafted into an elite Military unit, Private William Mandella has been propelled through space and time to fight in the distant thousand-year conflict; to perform his duties and do whatever it takes to survive the ordeal and return home. But "home" may be even more terrifying than battle, because, thanks to the time dilation caused by space travel, Mandella is aging months while the Earth he left behind is aging centuries...

 

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During the interstellar war with the Taurans, William Mandella climbs the ranks from private to major. While the war itself only lasts a few years from the perspective of the troops—since much of ... Read full review

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A satire in he Vietnam war, unlike he accolades that are evident on reading the introduction to this, I do feel that this has aged. I have every sympathy for those soldiers that served but I wonder if ... Read full review

Contents

SERGEANT MANDELLA 20072024 AD
79
LIEUTENANT MANDELLA 20242389 AD
161
MAJOR MANDELLA 24583143 AD
179

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A multiple winner of both the Hugo and Nebula Awards, Joe Haldeman is an ultimate household name in science fiction. A Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient, since the original publication of The Forever War, Joe has maintined a continuous string of SF classics, and as a long-time Professor of Creative Writing at M.I.T., is widely acknowledged as a key mentor figure to many of this generation's top SF stars.

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