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Haldeman, Joe

Joe William Haldeman (born 1943) is an American science fiction author.

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    The Forever War

    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 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 War.REVIEWS"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)
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    Forever Peace

    2043 A.D.: The Ngumi War rages. A burned-out soldier and his scientist lover discover a secret that could put the universe back to square one--not a terrifying prospect, but a tempting one. Featured on the "Locus" Recommended Reading list and selected by "Publishers Weekly" as one of the best books of the year.
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    Mindbridge

    Jacque LeFavre is a tamer - a member of one of the tough and honed exploration teams that, since the dramatic discovery of the Levant-Meyer Translation, humankind has been able to send to the stars. And Jacque's first world is the second planet out from Groombridge 1618. It isn't an especially promising place; the planets accompanying small stars rarely pan out. But the strange and mysterious creature that Jacque and his colleagues find there, with its gift of telepathy, leads to contact with the alien and enigmatic L'vrai, and confronts humankind with an awesome opportunity - and appalling danger.
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    Camouflage

    Two aliens have wandered Earth for centuries. The Changeling has survived by adapting the forms of many different organisms. The Chameleon destroys anything or anyone that threatens it. Now, a sunken relic that holds the key to their origins calls to them to take them home--but the Chameleon has decided there's only room for one.
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    The Accidental Time Machine

    NOW IN PAPERBACK-FROM THE AUTHOR OF MARSBOUNDGrad- school dropout Matt Fuller is toiling as a lowly research assistant at MIT when he inadvertently creates a time machine. With a dead-end job and a girlfriend who left him for another man, Matt has nothing to lose in taking a time-machine trip himself—or so he thinks.