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  • Title: The Forever War
  • Author: Joe Haldeman
  • ISBN: 2940012827791
  • Page: 426
  • Format: ebook

  • A THOUSAND YEAR CONFLICT ONE SOLDIER LIVES THROUGH IT ALL CAN HE MAINTAIN HIS HUMANITY The Forever War is a science fiction classic that chronicles the life of William Mandella Due to the time distortion associated with deep space travel, he is present during both the first and the last battle of a thousand year old conflict with the alien Taurans A masterpiece of notA THOUSAND YEAR CONFLICT ONE SOLDIER LIVES THROUGH IT ALL CAN HE MAINTAIN HIS HUMANITY The Forever War is a science fiction classic that chronicles the life of William Mandella Due to the time distortion associated with deep space travel, he is present during both the first and the last battle of a thousand year old conflict with the alien Taurans A masterpiece of not just science fiction, The Forever War illustrates the futility of all wars and their effect on the human soul.The Forever War won all major science fiction awards including the Hugo, Nebula and Locus Ridley Scott, director of Blade Runner and Alien, is currently adapting this classic for film This is the author s preferred version and includes a foreword by John Scalzi, author of Old Man s WarVIEWS If there was a Fort Knox for science fiction, we d have to lock Joe Haldeman up and throw away the key Steven King The Forever War is brilliant one of the most influential war novels of our time That it happens to be set in the future only broadens and enhances its message Greg Bear The Forever War is not just a great science fiction novel, it s a great Vietnam war novel and a great war novel, without qualification that is also science fiction A classic to grace either genre Iain BanksJOE HALDEMAN S LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS2010 Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award for Lifetime Achievement 2009 Robert A Heinlein Award 2004 Southeastern Science Fiction Lifetime Achievement Award 1996 New England Science Fiction Association Skylark Award along with Gay Haldeman 1989 Interzone Poll All Time Best Science Fiction AuthorLITERARY AWARDS2005 Nebula Best Novel Camouflage 2004 Southeastern SF Achievement Award Novel Camouflage 2004 James Tiptree Award Camouflage 2002 Asimov s Reader Poll Poem January Fires 2001 Rhysling Award Long Poem January Fires 1999 Spanish Science Fiction Association Ignotus Best Novel Forever Peace 1998 John W Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel Forever Peace 1998 Hugo Best Novel Forever Peace 1998 Nebula Best Novel Forever Peace 1997 Locus Collection None so Blind 1995 Hugo Short Story None So Blind 1995 Homer Short Story None So Blind 1995 Science Fiction Chronicle Reader Awards None So Blind 1994 Southeastern SF Achievement Award Short Story Faces 1994 Nebula Best Short Story Graves 1993 World Fantasy Award Best Short Story Graves 1991 Hugo Best Novella The Hemingway Hoax 1991 Rhysling Award Short Poem Eighteen Years Old, October Eleventh 1991 Nebula Best Novella The Hemingway Hoax 1984 Rhysling Award Long Poem Saul s Death 1979 Analog Analytic Laboratory Science Fact This Space for Rent 1977 Hugo Short Story Tricentennial 1977 Locus Short Story Tricentennial 1976 Hugo Best Novel The Forever War 1976 Locus Best Novel The Forever War 1976 Ditmar Award The Forever War 1976 Nebula Best Novel The Forever War
    Joe Haldeman
    Brother of Jack C Haldeman IIHaldeman is the author of 20 novels and five collections The Forever War won the Nebula, Hugo and Ditmar Awards for best science fiction novel in 1975 Other notable titles include Camouflage, The Accidental Time Machine and Marsbound as well as the short works Graves, Tricentennial and The Hemingway Hoax Starbound is scheduled for a January release SFWA president Russell Davis called Haldeman an extraordinarily talented writer, a respected teacher and mentor in our community, and a good friend Haldeman officially received the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master for 2010 by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America at the Nebula Awards Weekend in May, 2010 in Hollywood, Fla.


    Commentaires:

    Kemper
    This book is a military style space opera withWait! Where are you going? Get back here. I hadn’t got to the good part yet. Give me a second to explain. Geez…OK, so yes, there is an interstellar war with human troops in high-tech armored suits battling an alien enemy on distant planets. I know it sounds like another version of Starship Troopers or countless other bad genre sci-fi tales that copied it, but this one is different. Hell, when it was published in 1975 it won the Hugo, the Locus an [...]

    Lyn
    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 codependency of the industrial military complex and with a fluid dynamic socio-economic culture that is fascinating to watch unfold.And the welfare recipients get a bag of dope with their check.Haldeman’s protagonist, William Mandella, is in an elite military group that travels light distances to [...]

    Emily May
    Yeaahhhh! I'm ready for some hard science fiction!Look! I got my glasses on all serious-like.

    Manny
    In case any movie producers are listening in, ten reasons to film The Forever War:1. Gratuitous sex and nudity.2. Social relevance (it's about Vietnam, stoopid!)3. Evil aliens.4. General relativity.5. Wormholes. Interstellar, Joe Haldeman was here first!6. Freaky high-tech zone where you can only fight with swords.7. Unexpected twist! (view spoiler)[The evil aliens actually turn out to be good aliens. (hide spoiler)]8. Hive minds.9. Feel-good happy ending.10. Gratuitous sex and nudity.

    Piotr Reysner
    I bought and read this book based upon the many glowing reviews I saw on the internet. It's heralded as a classic and one of the best Sci-Fi books of all time. I have to disagree.I liked the concept. Scientifically, it was intriguing. However, the story was repetitive and slow. The exact same thing kept happening over and over again. Set up base. Boring Battle, many people die. Get back on ship. Stay in space for a long time. Get bored. Return to base. Go back out. Repeat.There were long, long s [...]

    Scurra
    Catch-22 is often cited as one of the great books about the futility and inherent paradoxes of war. I think this is easily its equal, but is often overlooked because it is dismissed as "just" science fiction.By using the tropes of SF, Haldeman vividly illustrates not only the psychological effects on the combatants, but also the desperate disassociation wrought between the "soldiers" and the rest of society - his reference point was the Vietnam veterans, but it could apply anywhere and anywhen. [...]

    Trudi
    Well I think it's safe to say that I'm not the target audience for this book. This is hard sci-fi military space opera and I haven't even seen any of the Star Wars movies, or Star Treks, and only a handful of Doctor Who episodes (I only found out last year what a TARDIS is). I probably shouldn't have even been *allowed* to read this. Somebody Kemper should have ripped it right out of my hands decrying: "You're not worthy!" and they'd probably be right. Despite my keenest efforts, The Forever War [...]

    Kyle
    I'm really surprised this has such a high rating. There's really not much to it.Okay, it presents a cool concept. What would it really be like to fight a war with an alien race across the vast reaches of space? Even with something that allowed you to "jump" vast distances you would have to get to these places. As the ship you travel in nears the speed of light, time for you slows down. So for the main character who was born in 1997, he returns from the war in 3143 having aged only a few years b [...]

    Scott
    Conscript-to-brutal bootcamp-to-faraway-alien-war. Countless novels have followed this story structure, aping Heinlein’s Starship Troopers with mixed results.Like me, you might be getting tired of encountering this storyline. Tired of reading what too often turns out to be Full Metal Jacket In Space - Minus The Social Criticism. If that’s the case, borrow twenty bucks, get to a bookstore and order a copy of The Forever War. This is military-flavoured bootcamp-to-war Science Fiction in its fi [...]

    Jon
    3.5 stars

    Apatt
    I first read The Forever War a couple years ago in audiobook format, I quite liked it but to be honest it did not leave much of a lasting impression. I suspect the audiobook format is not suitable for this particular book, I don’t remember there being anything wrong with the narration, I just could not retain much of the details after finishing it, just a vague feeling that it is quite good. I love audiobooks, but I am beginning to think that short sci-fi books are not really the ideal for thi [...]

    Bookwraiths
    Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths Reviews The Forever War is touted as one of the best science fiction military novels ever written. At least, that is how I’ve always heard it described, and so going into this one, I was expecting lots of gritty Vietnam-inspired fighting and combat. And I got that. However, what I also got was an amazing mixture of science and societal evolution that made the fighting even more entertaining and the story as a whole well worthy of its “One of the Best Sci-fi [...]

    Raeden Zen
    An Epic Satire of the Art of War“‘Tonight we’re going to show you eight silent ways to kill a man.’ The guy who said that was a sergeant who didn’t look five years older than me. So if he’d ever killed a man in combat, silently or otherwise, he’d done it as an infant.”The opening paragraph provides a glimpse into the most intriguing aspect of “The Forever War,” that of the affect of time dilation, officially defined as: the principle predicted by relativity that time interval [...]

    Steve
    This is obviously a classic in the realms of sci-fi and of anti-war novels, and another book with thousands of reviews that I can't improve upon, but I'll just offer a couple of insights.One of the primary concepts from the book is the main character returning from space travel (complete with Spacial Relativity) to an Earth that was completely foreign to him; it was a massive dose of culture shock which progressed deeper and deeper the further the story went. I was in the US Air Force for 22 yea [...]

    Nandakishore Varma
    Hey! This is not about American intervention in the Middle East! Really!!!

    Kane
    The Forever War is a great classic military sci-fi joint for a few reasons:1. Time dilation. Haldeman takes this one feature of space-time travel and makes it the central character of the novel. It messes with the protagonist's life, makes military strategy interesting in that your enemy could suddenly have weaponry far more advanced that you (or just as likely could be carrying sticks), and it gives the story a far-reaching feel.2. Simplicity. There's no complex world-building (although some hi [...]

    Keely
    I've had the longest fascination about war and the military lifestyle whether in historical books or works of fiction in general. There's just something deeply stirring about men and women giving up their lives in service of country or a government system even when that kind of loyalty demands death, destruction and bitter endings. I have great respect and admiration for this kind of people even if those things are mixed with pity and sadness as well. My enjoyment for reading, watching and learn [...]

    thefourthvine
    Okay, K asked me to elaborate on why I hate this book, so. Here we go.There was apparently a point in the distant, fortunately-gone past where all you needed to write science fiction was a good idea. Not a plot. Not characters. Not writing that was remotely competent or dialogue that sounded like human beings might say it or any sort of ability to extrapolate human society or even any understanding of what humans are like. You just had to have a good idea and you could write a classic! The Forev [...]

    Maria
    2021. Înspăimântată de un posibil atac al tauranilor (o rasă extraterestră inteligentă), FENU (Forța de Explorare a Națiunilor Unite) decide formarea unui corp militar de elită alcătuit din cei mai inteligenți și mai sănătoși tineri ai planetei. Printre cei 100 de "norocoși", iată-l pe William Mandella, un tânăr fizician prins în vârtejul fără sens al războiului, conștient de absurditatea acestuia și sperând doar să supraviețuiască suficient cât să se întoarcă [...]

    Mike (the Paladin)
    Originally reviewed 2009, I just came back to put in a spoiler tag, which I didn't know how to do at the timeoops.Interesting take on things. In a way in the end this is more an "anti-war" book than a stand alone novel. It unfortunately reflects the Utopian type views that came out of the 60s/70s reaction to Vietnam, the one that asks the question, "what would happen if they gave a war and nobody came?" Of course the unaccepted (but logical)answer to this question is, they bring it to you. See t [...]

    Ron
    After completing The Forever War, I had to take a step back and think about what I’d just read. This is good and this is not so good. I did not particularly care for the story, in fact I’d expected better, but there was a meaning behind that story, and therefore I was left with an indelible impression. A lot of praise has been given to this book written in 1974 by Haldeman, a Vietnam Veteran. His experience is felt in these pages, but not in an obvious manner. The Forever War is analogous to [...]

    Stuart
    The Forever War: Not as much impact as I was expectingOriginally posted at Fantasy LiteratureI had so many preconceptions about this book. It won the Hugo, Nebula, Locus and Ditmar Awards for Best SF novel back in 1975-6, and I knew it was a SF treatment of Joe Haldeman’s experiences as a soldier in the Vietnam War. So I was expecting something similar to films like Oliver Stone’s Platoon (1986) and Born on the Fourth of July (1989), Brian De Palma’s Casualties of War (1989), Michael Cimin [...]

    J.L. Sutton
    While it reminded me of Heinlein's Starship Troopers and Avatar (especially the beginning where recruits are told about all the things that could kill them and how they likely wouldn't make it back alive), Haldeman's Forever War takes a different turn. Haldeman's book focuses on a soldier fighting an interstellar war. Because our character is traveling to his battles at near-light speed, when he returns to earth between missions, decades pass. Haldeman speculates about the social changes taking [...]

    Gary
    Another notch in my journey to revisit the classics of SF I read as a youth. I think I was a sophomore in high school when I first read this one; now, as then, I preferred it to that other classic of MilSF - Starship Troopers. I suppose it is a preference, with fiction, for story and character over political philosophy lectures, particularly when the lectures are tendentious and self serving. In The Forever War, Haldeman's protagonist and narrator William Mandela is a soldier who fights a thousa [...]

    Mark
    Let's say you're shipping off to a particular battle in a war. By the time you reach the battle, fight it, and return home, everyone you know has died of old age and the society you protected has evolved (or devolved) into something you don't recognize or particularly like. What would you be fighting for?That's just one of the issues brought up in "The Forever War" by Joe Haldeman. The PlotIn this novel of galactic war, the alien menace is the Taurans. The war is fought over collapsars, which ar [...]

    Kyle
    After some thought, I had to bump this rating up a star. Originally, the laconic writing style gave me the impression the book fell short of the masterpiece it was capable of being; but, I now realize the Spartan prose works perfectly well with the delivery and message of the book. I have to admit now, the book is undeniably a masterpiece and deserves to be seen as such.In one sense, this book is an amusing and entertaining galactic war story that is smartly delivered and is faithful to physics, [...]

    Rick Riordan
    The main character William Mandella is among the first recruits sent off to fight an alien species. The only problem? The distances are so vast that every faster-than-light jump means decades have passed back on earth. With each campaign that Mandella fights, his home planet changes until it is almost unrecognizable. As many readers have noted, Haldeman's book is first and foremost a great novel of war and its effects on society. You can tell it was written at the close of Vietnam, as it speaks [...]

    Megan Baxter
    The cover blurb on the copy I was reading referred to it as the science fiction Catch-22. While The Forever War has some of the same attitudes as Catch-22, what kept popping up in my head was how much this was a post-Vietnam response to Starship Troopers. On doing the barest of research, it appears Haldeman was wounded in combat in Vietnam, and that perspective is definitely in this science fiction book. In particular, what happens when you come home.Note: The rest of this review has been withdr [...]

    Ben Babcock
    So I’m on a relativistic shuttle, waiting for you…. I never found anybody else and I don’t want anybody else. I don’t care whether you’re ninety years old or thirty. If I can’t be your lover, I’ll be your nurse.Hey kids, you know how people keep using that word allegory, and you’re never really sure what they mean, and they probably aren’t even sure what they mean?This. This is an allegory.If there’s a reason we have the phrase “deceptively slim” in our book reviewing voc [...]

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    Yazarın Vietnam gazisi olduğunu, kitabın yazıldığı zaman Vietnam savaşının hala sürdüğünü ve bitecekmiş gibi görünmedigini öğrenince ismi çok daha anlamlı oluyor. Fazlasıyla askeri ve teknik terim içermesi okuma sürecimi beklediğim kadar çok etkilemedi. Sonuç olarak bu kitabın neden bir bilim kurgu klasiği haline geldiğini biraz olsun anlamış oldum. Türün meraklısı olmayanlara da tavsiye ederim.

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