The Forever War (The Forever War, #1)

278 pages

English language

Published Feb. 7, 2003

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The Forever War (1974) is a military science fiction novel by American author Joe Haldeman, telling the contemplative story about human soldiers fighting an interstellar war against an alien civilization known as the Taurans. It won the Nebula Award in 1975 and the Hugo and Locus awards in 1976. Forever Free (1999) and Forever Peace (1997) are respectively, direct and thematic sequel novels. The novella A Separate War (1999) is another sequel of sorts, occurring simultaneously with the final portion of The Forever War. Informally, the novels comprise The Forever War series; the novel also inspired a comic book and a board game. The Forever War is the first title in the SF Masterworks series.

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This book was just as good as I remember it from my youth. Some of the best bits involve time dilation, nova bombs, a stasis field and combat within using knives and bows, swords and spears. Rereading as an adult, I found the character story fairly solid as well. There are related stories and even a direct sequel, but I don't consider this book part of a "series".

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