Forever Peace by Joe Haldeman

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Here is Joe Haldeman's triumphant return to the thoughtful science fiction that made his The Forever War a multiple award-winner. In the year 2043, the Ngumi War has raged for eight years. Julian Class is a "soldier boy, " and for him war is indeed hell. For Julian it might be worth dying just to stop living. But he and his lover have made a terrifying scientific discovery that could literally put the Universe back to square one. For Julian the discovery is tempting.
 

About Joe Haldeman

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Joe Haldeman has uniquely blended a strong interest in astronomy and with his love for writing to publish numerous novels, anthologies and short stories over three decades. He holds a B.S. in astronomy from the University of Maryland (1967), and an M.F.A. in English from the Iowa Writers Workshop (1975). An adjunct professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Haldeman has also taught at Michigan State, Larion West Seattle, SUNY Buffalo, Princeton, University of North Dakota, Kent State and the University of North Florida Haldeman's works include War Year (1972), The Forever War (1975), Worlds (1981), Worlds Apart (1983), Tools of the Trade (1987), and The Hemingway Hoax (1990). He has also co-authored and edited numerous works of science fiction. Born in Oklahoma on June 9, 1943, Haldeman grew up in Puerto Rico, New Orleans, Washington D.C., and Alaska. He was drafted into the military in 1967, fighting in the Central Highlands of Vietnam as a combat engineer with the 4th Division (1/22nd Airmobile Battalion), for which he received the Purple Heart, among other medals.
 
Published January 1, 1997 by Easton Press. 326 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, War, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math. Fiction

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For them, only 10 years will pass, but they’ll return 40,000 years later when, hopefully, both Man and their Tauran pals will be gone.

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In 2043, the US-led Alliance is fighting a prolonged and dirty war against the third-world force of Ngumi, or ``rebels.'' ``Mechanic'' sergeant Julian Class, a black soldier fighting for a predominantly white establishment, cyberlinks via a jack implanted in his skull to a robot ``soldierboy'' bo...

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It isn't the sequel to The Forever War (1975) that it was rumored to be--except, perhaps, on a thematic level--but Haldeman's latest novel holds its own with that SF classic. In the year 2043, an Amer

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Aside from a few thermonuclear strikes, most of the fighting, at least on the Alliance's side, has been carried out by ""soldierboys,"" killing machines run under remote control by brain-jacked ""mechanics,"" many of them draftees like physicist Julian Class.

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Joe Haldeman Website ISFDB Bibliography SF Site Review: The Coming SF Site Review: Forever Free SF Site Review: Forever Peace SF Site Review: Forever Peace SF Site Review: Saul's Death & other poems Official Forever Peace Site In the realm of science fiction, no "Best of" list is...

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Joe Haldeman Website ISFDB Bibliography SF Site Review: The Forever War SF Site Review: The Coming SF Site Review: Forever Free SF Site Review: Forever Peace SF Site Review: Forever Peace SF Site Review: Saul's Death & other poems Official Forever Peace Site Those who've followed Jo...

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I once read somewhere that The Forever War, a book which examined the senselessness of war, was a book born out of Haldeman's experiences as a soldier in Vietnam, and was written as a counterbalance to the stories being told in books such as Heinlein's Starship Troopers or Dickson's The Genetic G...

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Official Forever Peace site Joe Haldeman Bibliography Review of 1968 Joe Haldeman opens Forever Peace with a warning to the reader that this book is not a direct sequel to his Hugo and Nebula Award-winning The Forever War.

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Jonathan Cowie Also reviewed on this site, Haldeman's Camouflage and The Coming and the duology Peace and War which features the follow-up novel to The Forever War and the collection of short stories A Separate War and other Stories that features the sequel short story to The Forever War.

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