The Forever War

  • Filename: the-forever-war.
  • ISBN: 9781497692350
  • Release Date: 2014-12-02
  • Number of pages: 292
  • Author: Joe Haldeman
  • Publisher: Open Road Media

Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards: A futuristic masterpiece, “perhaps the most important war novel written since Vietnam” (Junot Díaz). In this novel, a landmark of science fiction that began as an MFA thesis for the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and went on to become an award-winning classic—inspiring a play, a graphic novel, and most recently an in-development film—man has taken to the stars, and soldiers fighting the wars of the future return to Earth forever alienated from their home. Conscripted into service for the United Nations Exploratory Force, a highly trained unit built for revenge, physics student William Mandella fights for his planet light years away against the alien force known as the Taurans. “Mandella’s attempt to survive and remain human in the face of an absurd, almost endless war is harrowing, hilarious, heartbreaking, and true,” says Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Junot Díaz—and because of the relative passage of time when one travels at incredibly high speed, the Earth Mandella returns to after his two-year experience has progressed decades and is foreign to him in disturbing ways. Based in part on the author’s experiences in Vietnam, The Forever War is regarded as one of the greatest military science fiction novels ever written, capturing the alienation that servicemen and women experience even now upon returning home from battle. It shines a light not only on the culture of the 1970s in which it was written, but also on our potential future. “To say that The Forever War is the best science fiction war novel ever written is to damn it with faint praise. It is . . . as fine and woundingly genuine a war story as any I’ve read” (William Gibson). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Joe Haldeman including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

The Forever War

  • Filename: the-forever-war.
  • ISBN: 9780307279446
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Dexter Filkins
  • Publisher: Vintage Books USA

Provides a firsthand account of the battle against Islamic fundamentalism, from the rise of the Taliban in the 1990s, to the terrorist attacks of 9/11, to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, offering a study of the people involved from all sides of the conflict.


  • Filename: spiral.
  • ISBN: 1476747776
  • Release Date: 2017-06-13
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Mark Danner
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster

In “a clear-eyed and shrewd examination…of how the US seems to be mired in a losing and intractable battle against global terrorism” (Publishers Weekly), Mark Danner describes a nation forever altered by President George W. Bush’s war of choice after 9/11. The War on Terror has led to fifteen years of armed conflict, the longest war in America’s history. Al Qaeda, the organization that attacked us on 9/11, has been “decimated” (the word is Obama’s) but replaced by multiple jihadist and terror organizations, including the most notorious—ISIS. Spiral, explains Mark Danner, is what we can call a perpetual and continuously widening war that has put the country in a “state of exception.” Bush’s promise that we have “taken the gloves off” and Obama’s inability to define an end game have had a profound effect on us even though the actual combat is fought by a tiny percentage of our citizens. In the name of security, some of our accustomed rights and freedoms are circumscribed. Guantanamo, indefinite detention, drone warfare, enhanced interrogation, torture, and warrantless wiretapping are all words that have become familiar and tolerated. And yet the war goes badly as the Middle East drowns in civil wars and the Caliphate expands and brutalized populations flee and seek asylum in Europe. In defining the War on Terror as boundless, apocalyptic, and unceasing, Danner provides his “chilling cautionary tale of Orwellian repercussions” (Kirkus Reviews). Spiral is “a timely, valuable book” (San Francisco Chronicle) that is “an excellent resource for those who want to understand Middle East unrest and the ISIS terrorism threat without being Middle East scholars” (Library Journal).

The forever war 1

  • Filename: the-forever-war-1.
  • ISBN: UOM:49015001134155
  • Release Date: 1990-12
  • Number of pages: 55
  • Author: Joe W. Haldeman
  • Publisher: Nantier Beall Minoustchine Publishing

Private William Mandella is a hero in spite of himself--a reluctant conscript drafted into an elite military unit. He never wanted to go to war, but the leaders on Earth have drawn a line in the interstellar sand--despite the fact that their fierce alien enemy is unknowable, unconquerable, and very far away.

Forever Peace

  • Filename: forever-peace.
  • ISBN: 9780575111455
  • Release Date: 2011-11-14
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Joe Haldeman
  • Publisher: Hachette UK

In the year 2043, the Ngumi War rages. Limited nuclear strikes have been used on Atlanta and two enemy cities, but the war goes on, fought by 'soldierboys' - indestructible war machines operated by remote control by soldiers hundreds of miles away. Julian Class is one of these soldiers, and for him war is truly hell. The psychological strain of being jacked-in to his soldierboy - and the genocidal results - are becoming too much to bear. Now he and his companion, Dr Amelia Harding, have made a terrifying scientific discovery, which could literally take the universe back to square one. Except that for Julian, the discovery isn't so much terrifying as tempting... Winner of the Hugo Award for best novel, 1998 Winner of the Nebula Award for best novel, 1998 Winner of the John W. Campbell Award for best novel, 1998

The Forever War 1

  • Filename: the-forever-war-1.
  • ISBN: 1561630047
  • Release Date: 1991-01-01
  • Number of pages: 56
  • Author: Joe Haldeman
  • Publisher: Nbm Publishing Company

Private William Mandella is a hero in spite of himself--a reluctant conscript drafted into an elite military unit. He never wanted to go to war, but the leaders on Earth have drawn a line in the interstellar sand--despite the fact that their fierce alien enemy is unknowable, unconquerable, and very far away.

The Forever War A Novel by Joe Haldeman Trivia On Books

  • Filename: the-forever-war-a-novel-by-joe-haldeman-trivia-on-books.
  • ISBN:
  • Release Date: 2016-09-12
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Trivion Books
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Trivia-on-Book: The Forever War by Joe Haldeman Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! The Forever War is a novel about the Vietnam War as told through a science-fiction filter. It tells the story of William Mandella, a draftee of the war against Taurans, and how he becomes estranged from his own race after a series of wars through the galaxy. Time flows slowly during his travels while the Earth undergoes centuries of changes, and Mandella returns to a home where ideals of his time are but a relic of ages past. A recipient of the Nebular, Hugo, and Locus Awards, The Forever War is the first installment in the series written by Joe Haldeman, a veteran of the Vietnam War. You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to The Forever War by Joe Haldeman that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: • 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author • Insightful commentary to answer every question • Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group • Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!

Flashes of the Fantastic

  • Filename: flashes-of-the-fantastic.
  • ISBN: 0313316074
  • Release Date: 2004-01-01
  • Number of pages: 254
  • Author: David Ketterer
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

H. G. Wells's first and fourth novels, The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds, have together largely created the science fiction genre. The centennial of the initial publication of The War of the Worlds was the focus of the 19th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, and this volume includes selected essays from that conference. The first section of the book offers fresh interpretations of The War of the Worlds, while the second looks at Wells's other contributions and his shaping influence on science fiction and fantasy. The third includes papers on the art of noted science fiction writer Peter Straub, while the fourth explores a diverse range of topics related to the fantastic.

Future Shock

  • Filename: future-shock.
  • ISBN: 9780553277371
  • Release Date: 1990
  • Number of pages: 561
  • Author: Alvin Toffler
  • Publisher: Bantam

Predicts the pace of environmental change during the next thirty years and the ways in which the individual must face and learn to cope with personal and social change

Nothing Ever Dies

  • Filename: nothing-ever-dies.
  • ISBN: 9780674660342
  • Release Date: 2016-04-05
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press

Nothing Ever Dies, Viet Thanh Nguyen writes. All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory. From the author of the bestselling novel The Sympathizer comes a searching exploration of a conflict that lives on in the collective memory of both the Americans and the Vietnamese.

Joe Haldeman

  • Filename: joe-haldeman.
  • ISBN: 9780916732066
  • Release Date: 1980
  • Number of pages: 64
  • Author: Joan Gordon
  • Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

A chronology and study of Haldeman's life and works.

The Road Ahead Stories of the Forever War

  • Filename: the-road-ahead-stories-of-the-forever-war.
  • ISBN: 9781681773728
  • Release Date: 2017-01-10
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Adrian Bonenberger
  • Publisher: Pegasus Books

A decade has passed since boots first hit the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan. Yet the war has not ended—only changed. Twenty-five diverse veteran voices reflect the changing face of combat and reflect the haunting realities and truths only fiction can reveal. These masterfully crafted stories from writers who have served reflect the entire breadth of human emotion—loss, anger, joy, love, fear, and courage—and the evolving nature of what has become America’s “Forever War.” From debut writers to experienced contributors whose work has been featured in the New York Times, the Atlantic, and the New Yorker, this exceptional collection promises to be the definitive fictional look at the aftereffects of the Iraq and Afghan Wars, and will resonate with the reader long after the final page. Including stories by: Elliot Ackerman, Benjamin Busch, Brandon Caro, Maurice Decaul, Teresa Fazio, Thomas Gibbons Neff, Aaron Gwyn, Alex Horton, Matt Robinson, Kristen L. Rouse, Chris Wolfe, Kayla M. Williams, Brandon Willitts, and many others.

Forever Free

  • Filename: forever-free.
  • ISBN: 9780575111462
  • Release Date: 2011-09-29
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Joe Haldeman
  • Publisher: Hachette UK

William Mandela is a genetic throwback, one of the small group of humans who fought and survived the Forever War. They returned to find humanity has evolved into a group mind called Man. Surrounded by a society that is too autocratic and intrusive, living a dull existence which cannot compare to the certainties of combat and feeling increasingly alienated, the veterans plan an escape to the future by means of space travel and relativity. But when their ship starts to fail, their journey becomes a search for the Unknown, the elusive entity responsible.

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