War Stories by Joe Haldeman

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An omnibus of Joe Haldeman's war stories, this will be an important book that gives massive insight into Vietnam from the perspective of one of the finest science fiction writers in the field. Includes the stories "War Year," "1968," "Time Piece," "The Private War of Private Jacob," "To Howard Hughes: A Modest Proposal," "The Monster," "Graves," "A Separate War," and "Giza." Plus the long narrative poems "Saul's Death" and "DX" as well as three essays by Haldeman about his experiences in Vietnam and about writing "The Forever War," "1968," "War Year," and short fiction.

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, 2005 by Night Shade Books. 450 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, War, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Old pro Haldeman (Camouflage ) has a gift for seeing issues in a sympathetic but dispassionate perspective, as shown by the 15 tales in this collection.

May 22 2006 | Read Full Review of War Stories

SF Signal

Not having read the novel, I can only hope that this short story is a fair taste of Haldeman?s writing style, which I found to be extremely likable.

Sep 07 2003 | Read Full Review of War Stories

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