Starbound by Joe Haldeman
(A Marsbound Novel)

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Carmen Dula and her husband spent six years travelling to the distant home of the powerful race known as "The Others," in the hopes of forging a truce. But by the time Carmen returns to Earth, fifty years have passed-and the Earthlings have built a flotilla of warships to defend Earth against The Others.

But The Others have more power than anyone could imagine-and they will brook no insolence from the upstart human race.


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 December 9, 2009 by Ace. 320 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math. Fiction

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The workmanlike sequel to 2008's Marsbound continues the adventures of red planet colonist Carmen “The Mars Girl” Dula and her pilot husband, Pa

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In Joe Haldeman's latest, Carmen Dula, the young woman who "discovered" Martians in "Marsbound" and her husband and co-pilot, Paul, are selected to be part of a team sent across space - thanks to the gift of "free" energy - as envoys to the "Others," a race of super-beings that may, or may not, t...

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The Red, nicknamed Red by Carmen, sacrifices himself to save the Earth from the bomb the Others had turned it into.

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