FRIDAY FINDS: The Forever War | Joe Haldeman | SF -

FRIDAY FINDS: The Forever War | Joe Haldeman | SF


Found over at BookWanderers place! Thanks TarynWanderer! This is the first of quite a few, and the picture above is one of many reprints and nothing like the covers available here in good old rainy England! So, here they are for your amusement...



Book Summary:

Private William Mandella is a reluctant hero in an interstellar war against an unknowable and unconquerable alien enemy. But his greatest test will be when he returns home. Relativity means that for every few months' tour of duty centuries have passed on Earth, isolating the combatants ever more from the world for whose future they are fighting.

About the Author:

Joe Haldeman was born in Oklahoma in 1943 and studied physics and astronomy before serving as a combat engineer in Vietnam, where he was severely wounded and won a Purple Heart. THE FOREVER WAR was his first SF novel and it won both the HUGO and NEBULA AWARDS, a feat which THE FOREVER PEACE repeated. He is also the author of, among others, MINDBRIDGE, ALL MY SINS REMEMBERED, WORLDS APART and WORLDS ENOUGH AND TIME
Joe Halderman  
The Forever War S.F. 
Masterworks, 1974 

Obviously plenty of people must have already read The Forever War. I have a couple of other SF books that are pretty much classics in their own right, that I want to either read or re-read (and review), so I'll find out more about them and post them next week. 
Until then, what's your Friday Find? And have you read The Forever War? If so, what did you think of it? If you've reviewed it, please feel welcome to drop your link in the comments box below and I'll pop over to read it. Thanks! 

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Please do go and check out TarynWanderer's blog above! You never know what else you may find...

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FRIDAY FINDS: The Forever War | Joe Haldeman | SF FRIDAY FINDS: The Forever War | Joe Haldeman | SF Reviewed by Sassy Brit @ on 9:40 am Rating: 5


  1. Hm perhaps not for me, but still cool finds

  2. I haven't read it, but it's on my really long reading list, so thanks for reminding me of it :)

  3. Great find! Sounds really fun! Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

  4. The Forever War looks intriguing!

  5. Anonymous4:22 pm

    Hey! I'm glad that my blog helped introduce you to a book you thought looked interesting. The Forever War was, I thought, a nuanced and interesting take on war in a sci-fi setting, and I hope you'll enjoy it. Thanks for crediting me! :)

    My Friday Finds this week are over at bookwanderer! Maybe you'll find something else for your TBR list... ;)

  6. Anonymous4:24 pm

    Oh, and I forgot to say that some of the old covers are truly heinous! I'm so glad I got the copy with the forest, haha...that close-up of the face...ugh.

  7. i definitely like the first cover best.

    and this sounds interesting, even though SF is not my usual genre of choice. thanks for sharing!


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