The Forever War
Forever War Book 1
By Joe Haldeman
One of the very best must-read SF novels of all time - winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards.
Private William Mandella is a reluctant hero in an interstellar war against an unknowable and unconquerable alien enemy. But his greatest test will be when he returns home. Relativity means that for every few months' tour of duty centuries have passed on Earth, isolating the combatants ever more from the world for whose future they are fighting.
Winner of the HUGO AWARD for best novel, 1976
Winner of the NEBULA AWARD for best novel, 1975
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. The Forever War was his first SF novel and it won both the Hugo and Nebula awards, a feat which The Forever Peace repeated. He is also the author of, among others, Mindbridge, All My Sins Remembered, Worlds, Worlds Apart and Worlds Enough and Time.
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14 Nov 2011
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'Military science fiction comes in many flavours, and Joe Haldeman's is every bit as satisfying as Heinlein's.' — SciFiNow