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.

The Forever War

  • Filename: the-forever-war.
  • ISBN: 1476747768
  • Release Date: 2016-06-01
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Mark Danner
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster



Trapped in a forever war by 9/11, in Spiral Mark Danner describes a nation that has been altered in fundamental ways. President Bush declared a war of choice and without an exit plan, and President Obama has proven unable to take the country off what he has called its “permanent war footing.” The War on Terror has led to fourteen 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 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, we have, Danner concludes, “let it define us as ideological crusaders caught in an endless war.”

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: 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.

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!

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.

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.

Life and Fate

  • Filename: life-and-fate.
  • ISBN: 9781590176542
  • Release Date: 2012-06-13
  • Number of pages: 896
  • Author: Vasily Grossman
  • Publisher: New York Review of Books



A book judged so dangerous in the Soviet Union that not only the manuscript but the ribbons on which it had been typed were confiscated by the state, Life and Fate is an epic tale of World War II and a profound reckoning with the dark forces that dominated the twentieth century. Interweaving a transfixing account of the battle of Stalingrad with the story of a single middle-class family, the Shaposhnikovs, scattered by fortune from Germany to Siberia, Vasily Grossman fashions an immense, intricately detailed tapestry depicting a time of almost unimaginable horror and even stranger hope.Life and Fate juxtaposes bedrooms and snipers’ nests, scientific laboratories and the Gulag, taking us deep into the hearts and minds of characters ranging from a boy on his way to the gas chambers to Hitler and Stalin themselves. This novel of unsparing realism and visionary moral intensity is one of the supreme achievements of modern Russian literature.

In peace and war

  • Filename: in-peace-and-war.
  • ISBN: 027599953X
  • Release Date: 2008-05
  • Number of pages: 343
  • Author: Kenneth J. Hagan
  • Publisher: Praeger Security Intl



The 30th anniversary edition of a classic, authoritative title on the entire history of the U.S. Navy

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.

Tau Zero

  • Filename: tau-zero.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015012435791
  • Release Date: 1981-02-01
  • Number of pages: 188
  • Author: Poul Anderson
  • Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group



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.

10 000 Pigs Can t Be Wrong

  • Filename: 10-000-pigs-can-t-be-wrong.
  • ISBN: 5517057063
  • Release Date: 2013-04
  • Number of pages: 44
  • Author: Max Seeding
  • Publisher: Lennex



In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "The Forever War." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

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