When it was first published over 20 years ago, Joe Haldeman’s novel won the Hugo and Nebula awards and was chosen Best Novel in several countries. Today, it is hailed a classic of science fiction that foreshadowed many of the futuristic themes of the 1990s: bionics, sensory manipulation, and time distortion.
William Mandella is a soldier in Earth’s elite brigade. As the war against the Taurans sends him from galaxy to galaxy, he learns to use protective body shells and sophisticated weapons. He adapts to the cultures and terrains of distant outposts. But with each month in space, years are passing on Earth. Where will he call home when (and if) the Forever War ends? Narrator George Wilson’s performance conveys all the imaginative technology and human drama of The Forever War. Set against a backdrop of vivid battle scenes, this absorbing work asks provocative questions about the very nature of war.
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In the 1970s Joe Haldeman approached more than a dozen different publishers before he finally found one interested in The Forever War. The book went on to win both the Hugo and Nebula Awards, although a large chunk of the story had been cut out before it saw publication. Now Haldeman and Avon Books have released the definitive version of The Forever War, published for the first time as Haldeman originally intended. The book tells the timeless story of war, in this case a conflict between humanity and the alien Taurans. Humans first bumped heads with the Taurans when we began using collapsars to travel the stars. Although the collapsars provide nearly instantaneous travel across vast distances, the relativistic speeds associated with the process means that time passes slower for those aboard ship. For William Mandella, a physics student drafted as a soldier, that means more than 27 years will have passed between his first encounter with the Taurans and his homecoming, though he himself will have aged only a year. When Mandella finds that he can't adjust to Earth after being gone so long from home, he reenlists, only to find himself shuttled endlessly from battle to battle as the centuries pass. --Craig E. EnglerAbout the Author:
SALES POINTS * #1 in the Millennium SF Masterworks series, a library of the finest science fiction ever written * Winner of both the Hugo and Nebula Award as best sf novel of the year * 'Faultless advanced military technology, fascinating aliens, and a dangerously believable future Earth ... a book that's damn near perfect' -- Peter F. Hamilton * 'If there was a Fort Knox for science fiction writers who really matter, we'd have to lock Haldeman up there' -- Stephen King
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Book Description Sep 04, 1975. Book Condition: Used: Good. Ex-library book, usual markings. Library rebind hardback, rebound with coloured cloth. Clean copy, sound binding. Quick dispatch from UK seller. Bookseller Inventory # M01_2076_BD_08/15
Book Description Littlehampton Book Services Ltd, 1975. Book Condition: Very Good. VG condition book with a good+ DJ. Boards are clean with minor wear. Content clean with bright pages and a solid binding. Good DJ with light edge wear creasing to edges along with toning to rear. Bookseller Inventory # 9999-9995212340
Book Description Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. War is never a pleasant thing. And in a 1200 year long war, the odds of survival are close to zero. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 14727
Book Description Littlehampton Book Services Ltd, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 0297770012
Book Description Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1975. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First UK Edition. The author's first full length novel - a future war classic from a Purple Heart-winning Vietnam veteran. Signed by the author in ink on the title page at LonCon3 - uncommon thus. The book is in Very Good condition. It has slight fading to board edges, minor spotting and soiling to text block edges and pp 27 has several crease folds and a small nick to the fore edge. 236 pages. The jacket is also in Very Good condition. It has general surface scratching and dings, edge creasing and some sunning to the rear panel. Without packaging this book weighs 432 grams. Size: 223 x 147 x 24 mm. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # EB004161
Book Description Weidenfeld, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. VG. Jacket in mylar. Signed by author. 1st UK printing W&N 1975. Rear panel browning, board edge fade, owner blind stamp to first two endpapers. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1472681928450
Book Description Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, England, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. 1ST. A Very Good Copy - Signed By The Author On The Title Page. First Edition, First Printing. Book Is In Very Good + Condition. Boards Are Clean, Not Bumped. Micro Foxing Along The Top Edge. Fore Edges Have A Small Amount Of Shelf Wear. Interior Is Clean And Legible. Not Remaindered. Dust Jacket Is In Very Good + Condition. Tiny Bit Of Edge Wear, Tiny Bit Of Crinkle. Not Price Clipped. Dust Jacket Is Covered By Mylar Wrapper. Thanks And Enjoy. Signed by Author(s). Book. Bookseller Inventory # 017914
Book Description Weidenfeld & Nicholson, London,UK, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. First UK Edition, First Printing. This true UK first edition, first printing (first impression) with no reprint to the copyright page to indicate a true first print in a New Dust Jacket. The original dust jacket is not price clipped with £3.50 present. The book is in fine condition and signed by Joe Haldeman to the title page. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 002622
Book Description Littlehampton Book Services Ltd, U.S.A., 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Fine- Book, hard to see spill stain to fore edge, else Fine & Fine Jacket, No flaws, Signed, First Edition First Print in protective cover. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000473