A Separate War and Other Stories [NOOK Book]

Overview

6 years of stories from the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author.

Here are fifteen stories-never before collected-that tread upon familiar Haldeman territory, as well as explore the outer reaches of his phenomenal imagination.


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Overview

6 years of stories from the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author.

Here are fifteen stories-never before collected-that tread upon familiar Haldeman territory, as well as explore the outer reaches of his phenomenal imagination.


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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
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. How can we live as human beings in an uncaring universe? he asks. The title story returns to the conclusion of the Hugo- and Nebula-winning novel The Forever War as seen by another character, discovering uncomfortable but ultimately encouraging things about our capacity to adapt and endure. Other selections, such as "Finding My Shadow" and "Civil Disobedience," are much bleaker, as they angrily extrapolate trends in American politics and our abuse of the environment. Set on a far future Earth, "For White Hill" is one of the most memorable tragic love stories ever written as SF. While the book includes a few minor pieces, notably two early stories that contain the basis for Camouflage, Haldeman's work is never less than clever and sometimes much more. (Aug.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101157893
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 8/1/2006
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 356,268
  • File size: 719 KB

Meet the Author


Joe Haldeman is a Vietnam veteran whose classic novels The Forever War and Forever Peace both have the rare honor of winning the Hugo and Nebula Awards. He has served twice as president of the Science Fiction Writers of America and is currently an adjunct professor teaching writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Table of Contents

Meet Joe Holdeman
Introduction : the secret of writing
A separate war 1
Diminished chord 36
Giza 44
Foreclosure 49
Four short novels 61
For White Hill 69
Finding my shadow 111
Civil disobedience 127
Memento Mori 135
Faces 139
Heartwired 152
Brochure 155
Out of phase 157
Power complex 173
Fantasy for six electrodes and one adrenaline drip 215
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2006

    Graet collection

    This fifteen story collection showcases award winning Joe Haldeman, for the most part, at his best. Especially of note for fans of THE FOREVER WAR is the title tale, A Separate War this time he tells the climax from the viewpoint of Marygay instead of from William as he did in the original novel. This reviewer reread the novel except substituting instead Marygay¿s finish for the William ending and found it still as strong. Most of the other fourteen tales can be found in recent (since 2000) publications while two entries, ¿Out of Phase¿ and ¿Power Complex¿, are over thirty years old, displaying a relative newcomer getting his legs underneath him (the plots were better used later in CAMOUFLAGE). Many of the other excellent tales portray a bleak future. A SEPARATE WAR AND OTHER STORIES is a strong compilation of one of the best science fiction writers of the past few decades.----------------- Harriet Klausner

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    Great read

    These stories move!!

    Great fun!

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