Joe Haldeman
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Joe Haldeman is a Science Fiction Grand Master whose body of work spans more than thirty-five years and comprises more than twenty-five novels and five collections. His writing has been translated into nineteen foreign languages. Joe has also collaborated with his brother, science fiction writer Jack C. Haldeman II. Joe Haldeman is one of the most award winning authors. His awards include: five Hugos, five Nebulas,  four Locus Awards, and three Rhyslings.

Born in Oklahoma City in 1943, Joe traveled extensively as a child. He was drafted in 1968 and served in Vietnam where he was wounded, receiving a Purple Heart. Joe has drawn on his first-hand experiences from war as an inspiration for much of his military science fiction. Joe Haldeman holds a BS in astronomy and physics from the University of Maryland and a Master of Fine Arts from the Iowa Writers Workshop. Joe is currently a professor with MIT's School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences.

Joe has maintained a continuous string of SF bestsellers since the original publication of The Forever War, and he is widely acknowledged as a key mentor figure to many of the current generation's top science fiction stars.

Lifetime Achievement Awards

  • 2010 Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award for Lifetime Achievement
  • 2009 Robert A. Heinlein Award
  • 2004 Southeastern Science Fiction Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 1996 New England Science Fiction Association Skylark Award (along with Gay Haldeman)
  • 1989 Interzone Poll All Time Best Science Fiction Author
  • Literary Awards

     

    Award Nominations

  • 2009 Locus: Best Novel (Marsbound)
  • 2008 Locus: Best Novel (The Accidental Time Machine)
  • 2008 Nebula: Best Novel (The Accidental Time Machine)
  • 2008 Japanese Science Fiction Convention Seiun Award: Translated Novel (Camouflage)
  • 2007 Locus: Best Collection (A Separate War and Other Stories)
  • 2007 Locus: Best Novella (The Mars Girl)
  • 2007 Rhysling Award: Short Poem (god is dead short live god)
  • 2006 Locus: Best Short Story (Angel of Light)
  • 2006 Rhysling Award: Long Poem (Old Twentieth: a century full of years)
  • 2006 Locus: Best Novel (Old Twentieth)
  • 2005 Locus: Best Novel (Camouflage)
  • 2005 Locus: Best Short Story (Faces)
  • 2004 Asimov's Reader Poll: Poem (The Dark Man)
  • 2004 Hugo: Short Story (Four Short Novels)
  • 2004 Locus: Best Short Story (Four Short Novels)
  • 2003 Locus: Best Novel (Guardian)
  • 2003 German Phantastik Preis: Best Novel (Forever Free)
  • 2003 Southeastern SF Achievement Award: Novel  (Guardian)
  • 2001 Asimov's Reader Poll: Poem (Fire on Ice)
  • 2001 Asimov's Reader Poll: Poem (Dying Live on CNN)
  • 2001 Locus: Best Novel (The Coming)
  • 2000 Japanese Science Fiction Convention Seiun Award: Short Story (A Separate War)
  • 2000 Locus: Best Novel (Forever Free)
  • 2000 Japanese Science Fiction Convention Seiun Award: Translated Novel (Forever Peace)
  • 2000 Asimov's Reader Poll: Poem (Dog Star)
  • 1999 SF Site Readers Poll: SF/Fantasy Book (Forever Peace)
  • 1998 Locus: Best Novel (Forever Peace)
  • 1996 Locus: Best Novelette (For White Hill)
  • 1995 Asimov Reader's Poll: Short Story  (None So Blind)
  • 1995 Asimov Reader's Poll: Poem (Big Boom)
  • 1995 Asimov Reader's Poll: Poem (Waiting to Explode)
  • 1994 Nebula: Best Short Story  (None So Blind)
  • 1994 Locus: Best Short Story (Feedback)
  • 1994 Asimov's Reader Poll: Poem (Solo)
  • 1993 Locus: Best Novel (Worlds Enough and Time)
  • 1993 Locus: Best Short Story (Graves)
  • 1992 Locus: Best Short Story (Images)
  • 1992 Asimov's Reader Poll: Poem (Carbon Star)
  • 1992 Asimov's Reader Poll: Poem (The Number of the Man)
  • 1992 Asimov's Reader Poll: Poem  (The SF Editor's Lament)
  • 1991 Locus: Best Novel (The Hemingway Hoax)
  • 1991 Asimov's Reader Poll: Novella  (The Hemingway Hoax)
  • 1991 World Fantasy Award: Novella (The Hemingway Hoax)
  • 1991 Science Fiction Chronicle Reader Awards:Novella (The Hemingway Hoax)
  • 1991 Asimov's Reader Poll: Novella  (The Hemingway Hoax)
  • 1991 Asimov's Reader Poll: Poem  (Eighteen Years Old, October Eleventh)
  • 1991 Asimov's Reader Poll: Poem  (The Cepheid Variable)
  • 1991 Asimov's Reader Poll: Poem  (Astrology Column)
  • 1991 Asimov's Reader Poll: Poem  (The Star: From and For Arthur C. Clarke)
  • 1990 Locus: Best Novel (Buying Time)
  • 1988 Asimov's Reader Poll: Poem  (The Gift)
  • 1986 Locus: Collection (Dealing in Futures)
  • 1986 Nebula: Best Short Story (More Than the Sum of the Parts)
  • 1984 Locus: Collection (Nebula Award Stories #17)
  • 1984 Locus: Novel (Worlds Apart)
  • 1984 Locus: Novel (There is no Darkness)
  • 1982 Locus: Short Story (Worlds)
  • 1981 Locus: Short Story (Lindsay and the Red City Blues)
  • 1980 Locus: Short Story (Blood Sisters)
  • 1979 Locus: Single Author Collection (Infinite Dreams)
  • 1979 Locus: Anthology (Study War No More)
  • 1978 Locus: Novel (All My Sins Remembered)
  • 1977 Nebula: Best Short Story (Tricentennial)
  • 1977 Locus: Best Novel (Mindbridge)
  • 1977 Hugo: Best Novel (Mindbridge)
  • 1976 Locus: Best Novelette (End Game)
  • 1976 Locus: Best Short Story (Anniversary Project)
  • 1975 Locus: Best Novel (Forever War)
  • 1975 Locus: Anthology Reprint (Cosmic Laughter)
  • 1973 Hugo: Best Novella (Hero)
  • 1973 Locus: Best Novella (Hero)
  • Joe's Novels
    War Year (1972) | Worlds (1972)  |   The Forever War (1975)  | Mindbridge (1976)  | All My Sins Remembered (1977)  |  There is No Darkness (w/Jack C. Haldeman II) (1983) |  Worlds Apart (1983)  |  Tool of the Trade (1987)  |  Buying Time/The Long Habit of Living (1989)  | The Hemingway Hoax (1990)  |  Worlds Enough and Time (1992)  |  1968 (1994)  | Forever Peace (1997)  | Forever Free (1998)  | The Coming (2000)  |  The Guardian (2002)  |  Camouflage (2004)  |  Old Twentieth (2005)  | The Accidental Time Machine (2007)  |  Marsbound (2008)  | Starbound (2010)

    Joe's Star Trek Novels
    Planet of Judgement (1977) |  World without End (1979)

    Joe's Novels writing as Robert Graham
    Attar's Revenge (1975)  |  War of Nerves (1975)

    Joe's Novellas/Novelettes
    To Fit the Crime (1971)  |  Power Complex (1972)  |  Hero (1972) | The Only War We've Got (1974)  |  Juryrigged (1974)  |  You Can Never Go Back (1975) &nbwp;|  End Game (1975)  |  Starschool (1979)  |  Starschool on Hell (1979)  |  Manifest Destiny (1983)  |  Seasons (1985)  |  The Hemingway Hoax(1990)  |  Passages (1990)  |  Feedback (1993)  |  For White Hill (1999)  |  The Mars Girl (2007)

    Joe's Collections
    Infinite Dreams (1978)  |  Dealing in Futures (1985)  |  Vietnam and other Alien Worlds (1993)  |  None so Blind (1996)  |  Saul's Death and Other Stories (1997)  |  War Stories (1995)  |  A Separate War and Other Stories (2006)  |  Peace and War: The Omnibus Edition (2006)

    Joe's Anthologies
    Cosmic Laughter (1974)  |  Study War No More (1977)    |  Nebula Award Stories #17 (1983)   |  Alien Stars (1985)  |  Body Armor 2000 (1986)  |  Supertanks (1987)  |  Spacefighters (1988)  |
    Dogs of War (2002)  |  Future Weapons of War (2007)

    Joe's Short Stories
    Out of Phase (1969)  |  I of Newton (1970)  |  Time Piece (1970)   |  Counterpoint (1972)  |  26 Days, On Earth (1972)  | We Are Very Happy Here (1973)  |  A Mind of His Own (1974)  |  John's Other Life (1974)  |  The Private War of Private Jacob (1974)  |  Summer's Lease (1974)  |  This Best of All Possible Worlds (1974)  |  To Howard Hughes:  A Modest Proposal (1974)  |  End Game (1975)  |  The Mazel Tov  |  Revolution (1975)  |  Aniversary Project (1975)  |  Tricentennial (1976)  |  Armaja Das  (1976)  | 
    A Time to Live (1977)  |  All the Universe in a Mason Jar (1977)  |  This Space for Rent (1978)  |  What Johnny Did on His Summer Vacation (1978)  |  The Pilot (1978)  |  No Future in It (1979)  |  Blood Sisters (1979)  |  Lindsay and the Red City Blues (1980)  |
    Seven and the Stars (1981)  |  A !Tangled Web (1981)  |  More Than the Sum of His Parts (1985)  |  The Monster (1986)  |  Production Values (1986) |  Images (1991)  |  If I Had the Wings of an Angel (1991)  |  Beachhead (1992)  |  Graves (1992)  |  Feedback (1993)  |  None so Blind (1994)  |  The Cure (1994)  |  Job Security (1996)  |  Odd Coupling  (1998)  |  A Separate War  (2001)  |  Giza  (2003)  |  Finding My  Shadow  (2003)  |  Memento Mori (2004)  |  Four Short Stories (2003)  |  Angel of Light (2005)  |   Faces (2005) |  Heartwired  (2005)  |  Foreclosure (2005)  |  Civil Disobedience (2005)  |  Expedition With Recipes (2006)  |  Never Blood Enough (2009)  |  Sleeping Dogs (2010)  |  Forever Bound (2010)

    Joe's Poems
    Saul's Death (1983)  |  The Gift (1985)  |  The Star: From and For Arthur C. Clarke (1989)  |  Eighteen Years Old, October Eleventh (1990)  |  The Cepheid Variable (1990)  |  Astrology Column (1990)  | The SF Editor's Lament (1991)  |  The Number of the Man (1991)  |  Carbon Star (1991)  |  Solo (1993)  |  Waiting to Explode (1994)  |  Faces (1994)  |  Big Boom (1994)  |  A Separate War (1999)  |  Dog Star (1999)  |  Fire on Ice (2000)  |  Dying Live on CNN (2000)   |  January Fires (2001)  |  The Dark Man (2004)  |  Old Twentieth: a centrury full of years (2005)    |  god is dead short lived god (2006)