The Forever War
Military Science Fiction
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Release Information
ISBN-13: 978-0312536633
ebook Released: 06/2011
Pages: 288


1976 Hugo: Best Novel
1976 Locus: Best Novel
1976 Ditmar Award
1976 Nebula: Best Novel

The Forever War
Joe Haldeman

As relevant today as when first released, the award winning military science fiction classic is now available in ebook formats. 

An elite military force returns after a brief interstellar operation to find that more than twenty-years has passed. During their time away Earth has changed drastically and the squad has difficulty reintegrating into the new world order. Hoping to find familiarity by re-enlisting, William Mandella discovers doing so comes with its own set of consequences.

The Forever War won all major science fiction awards including the Hugo, Nebula and Locus. Ridley Scott, director of Blade Runner and Alien is currently adapting the classic for film.

This is the author's preferred version and includes a foreword by John Scalzi, author of Old Man's War .

"To say that The Forever War is the best science fiction war novel ever written is to damn it with faint praise. It is, for all its techno-extrapolative brilliance, as fine and woundingly genuine a war story as any I've read." -- William Gibson, author of Neuromancer and Spook Country

"If there was a Fort Knox for science fiction, We'd have to lock Joe Haldeman up and throw away the key." -- Stephen King

"In a literature of ideas, The Forever War is a titan: a book filled with mind-bending ideas about relativistic time distortion and world-shaking ideas about the futility of war. In today's world, where we think declaring war on abstract nouns like terror is a winning strategy, we need The Forever War." -- Cory Doctrow

"The Forever War is not just a great science fiction novel, it's a great Vietnam war novel--and a great war novel, without qualification--that is also science fiction. A classic to grace either genre." -- Iain Banks

"The Forever War is brilliant--one of the most influential war novels of our time. That it happens to be set in the future only broadens and enhances its message."  -- Greg Bear 

"It's a science-fiction epic, a bit of  The Odyssey by way of Blade Runner, built upon a brilliant, disorienting premise."  -- Ridley Scott, director of movie version