Joe Haldeman - The Forever War (2nd Hand Paperback)
Multi-award winning Science Fiction.
The Earth's leaders have drawn a line in the interstellar sand - despite the fact that the fierce alien enemy that 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 without rancor and even rise up through military ranks.
Private Mandella is also willing to 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.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Fiction - Science Fiction
- Published : 1974 (This Edition 2010 - Gollancz)
- ISBN : 9780575094147
- SKU : B002570
- PPC : LL300gm
- RRP : £7.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"First published in 1974 and winner of the 1975 Hugo and Locus awards, Forever War by Joe Haldeman kicks ass. More than just a book about a futuristic war, Haldeman describes a society built around the co-dependency of the industrial military complex and with a fluid dynamic socio-economic culture that is fascinating to watch unfold."
"In a lot of ways, this is less a parable about future war than it is a Science-Fantasy extrapolating what it means to be a veteran returning to a changed world and what it means to be completely and utterly lost to the life you left behind. Taken perhaps a bit more extreme than that of the soldiers coming back from Vietnam, maybe, but the concept is still quite valid." - Goodreads Reviews.
“To say that The Forever War is the best science fiction war novel ever written is to damn it with faint praise. It is, for all its techno-extrapolative brilliance, as fine and woundingly genuine a war story as any I've read.” - William Gibson, author of Neuromancer.
Joe William Haldeman is an American science fiction author. Joe Haldeman was born in Oklahoma in 1943 and studied physics and astronomy before serving as a combat engineer in Vietnam, where he was severely wounded and won a Purple Heart. He is best known for his novel The Forever War. That novel and other works, including The Hemingway Hoax and Forever Peace, have won science fiction awards, including the Hugo Award and Nebula Award.