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The Forever War

21 Ratings: 4.0
A book by Joe Haldeman

In the 1970s Joe Haldeman approached more than a dozen different publishers before he finally found one interested inThe Forever War. The book went on to win both the Hugo and Nebula Awards, although a large chunk of the story had been cut out before … see full wiki

Author: Joe Haldeman
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Publisher: Eos
2 reviews about The Forever War
review by . January 28, 2010
University student William Mandella, an exceptionally bright university student with an IQ well north of 150 has been drafted. After a thoroughly modern and terrifyingly brutal boot camp with very deadly and very live modern weapons conducted in deep space conditions beyond Pluto's orbit, he'll be part of an interstellar war against the enigmatic Taurans, an alien species discovered when they supposedly attacked human ships.       Sci-fi fans know that most authors have a tendency …
review by . September 09, 2006
I must admit to having read better SiFi, on the other hand, I have certainly read worse. The overall premise of this work is good and certainly has a lot of potential. Wars, futile wars, lasting for centuries, are not all that far fetched. The sillyness of the war here is not all that much different than some of our past wars. This work gives you something to think about. I did enjoy many of the characters in this work, although their developement could have been better at times. This is one of …
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