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1968

by Joe Haldeman

How can you come back home after spending time in the most horrific place on Earth? Fought for nebulous reasons with devastating results on both sides, the Vietnam War was the conflict that changed America's relationship with war forever. 1968 is Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author and Vietnam veteran Joe Haldeman's account of this turbulent time in American history, as seen through the eyes of the people it most affected: the soldiers and their loved ones. John "Spider" Spiedel is a college dropout who is drafted into the war as a combat engineer. Scared, he tries to keep his head down and stay safe, a plan that works until the Tet Offensive, when he is wounded and sent stateside. Back home, his girlfriend, Beverly, has fallen in with the hippie movement in an attempt to rebel against the repressive values of American society. 1968 is not just a story of two young people attempting to find themselves in a tumultuous world--it's the account of a country trying to find itself as well. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Joe Haldeman including rare images from the author's personal collection.

The Accidental Time Machine

by Joe Haldeman

NOW IN PAPERBACK-FROM THE AUTHOR OF MARSBOUNDGrad- school dropout Matt Fuller is toiling as a lowly research assistant at MIT when he inadvertently creates a time machine. With a dead-end job and a girlfriend who left him for another man, Matt has nothing to lose in taking a time-machine trip himself?or so he thinks.

The Accidental Time Machine

by Joe Haldeman

NOW IN PAPERBACK-FROM THE AUTHOR OF MARSBOUNDGrad- school dropout Matt Fuller is toiling as a lowly research assistant at MIT when he inadvertently creates a time machine. With a dead-end job and a girlfriend who left him for another man, Matt has nothing to lose in taking a time-machine trip himself?or so he thinks.

Alien Stars

by Joe Haldeman C. J. Cherryh Timothy Zahn

3 short novels of future war - The Scapegoat by Cherryh, Seasons by Haldeman, and Cordon Sanitaire by Zahn.

All My Sins Remembered

by Joe Haldeman

In the far future, a young man of peace is transformed into an intergalactic killer by the nightmarish technologies of an omnipotent government organization, in this powerful and provocative science fiction classic from the award-winning author of The Forever War Once Otto McGavin was a kind and gentle soul; then he was recruited by the all-powerful Confederación. An ultrasecretive, government-linked organization, the Confederación's stated mission of protecting threatened life, both human and alien, throughout the galaxy greatly appeals to the Anglo-Buddhist McGavin as he eagerly prepares to embark on a career of diplomacy and selfless works. But Otto's new masters have other plans for the idealistic young recruit. Through a process of immersion therapy and hypnosis, and by encasing him in temporary bodies of plastiflesh, scientists can overlay Otto's true persona with other ones, transforming him completely--body, mind, and soul--into the ruthlessly effective prime operator the Confederación wants him to be. But decades of interstellar subterfuge and violence, and years spent wearing the personae of spies and cold-blooded killers, must ultimately take their toll--and before he leaves behind the lives that have been cruelly thrust upon him, Otto McGavin will have to somehow come to terms with who he really is and the monstrous things he has done. One of the most powerful and thought-provoking stories from the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of Worlds and The Forever War, Joe Haldeman's All My Sins Remembered is a stunning work of speculative fiction. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Joe Haldeman including rare images from the author's personal collection.

Camouflage

by Joe Haldeman

Two aliens have wandered Earth for centuries. The Changeling has survived by adapting the forms of many different organisms. The Chameleon destroys anything or anyone that threatens it. Now, a sunken relic that holds the key to their origins calls to them to take them home--but the Chameleon has decided there's only room for one.

The Coming

by Joe Haldeman

Earth receives a message that something is coming in three months.

Dealing in Futures

by Joe Haldeman

This is a collection of two novellas and several shorter pieces by one of the most gifted writers of our generation in SF.

Dogs of War

by Joe Haldeman Harry Harrison David Drake Richard Matheson

From David Weber to David Feintuch to David Drake, military writers have exploded into the science fiction scene and continue to leave their marks. Now, bestselling Hammer's Slammers creator David Drake pays homage to his own sub-genre by gathering 10 classic takes of men at arms by SF Greats, including Harry Harrison, Joe Haldeman, Richard C. Matheson, Gene Wolfe, Keith Laumer and David Drake himself.

Earthbound

by Joe Haldeman

The Others disposed of Earth's spaceship fleet as easily as swatting a fly. They blew up the Moon, letting the resulting cloud of rocks and gravel go into orbit. Then, for good measure, they turned off all the power, leaving Earth with nine billion hungry people competing for dwindling resources. Now Carmen Dula, the first human to encounter Martians and then the mysterious alien Others, and her colleagues struggle to find a way--using nineteenth-century technology--to reclaim the future that has been stolen from them.

Forever Free

by Joe Haldeman

When the Forever War was published in the early 1980s it took the science fiction field by storm and won both the Hugo and the Nebula Awards. Twenty years later Haldeman published Forever Peace which won the same two awards. Now in Forever Free, Haldeman continues his exploration of the nature of war, the meaning of life and the value of freedom. this is a remarkable series and a remarkable book.

The Forever War

by Joe Haldeman John Scalzi

He went off to war, but the Earth he came back to wasn't the one he left behind Man has taken to the stars. Deep in space, humans discover the fearsome Taurans after a transport ship is destroyed <P><P> To combat the threat, humanity sends in the United Nations Exploratory Force -- a highly trained unit built for revenge. Conscripted into the service, physics student William Mandella fights for his planet against the alien force light years away. However, because of the relative passage of time when one travels at incredibly high speed, the Earth he returns to after his two-year experience has progressed decades and is foreign to him in disturbing ways.<P> <P>Based in part on the author's experiences in Vietnam, The Forever War is regarded as one of the greatest military science fiction novels ever written, perfectly capturing the alienation that servicemen and women experience even now upon returning home from battle.<P> The Forever War shines a light not only on the culture of the 1970s, the era in which it was written, but also on our potential future. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Joe Haldeman including rare images from the author's personal collection, as well as a Foreword by John Scalzi.<P> Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards.

Infinite Dreams

by Joe Haldeman

A collection from one of American science fiction's most notable voices Joe Haldeman burst onto the science fiction scene with The Forever War, an unforgettable novel that marked the arrival of an exciting, original new voice. Smart, creative, and acutely socially aware, Haldeman is an author whose work has all of the greatest qualities associated with the genre. Infinite Dreams collects Haldeman's short stories from the early days of his career. There's the poignant "26 Days, On Earth," which follows a boy from the moon as he writes a journal about his time on Earth and falls for a local girl. Then there's the humorous "All The Universe in a Mason Jar," chronicling the experience aliens have with a moonshine-drunk farm boy. In the satirical "A Time to Live," a frozen billionaire wakes up in the future, only to get returned to his own time in a different body. Also included is the Hugo Award-winning "Tricentennial," about a trip to gather antimatter from a mysterious binary system. Haldeman's whip-smart tales prove to be as much a treat now as they were when they were written. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Joe Haldeman including rare images from the author's personal collection.

Jack of Shadows

by Joe Haldeman Roger Zelazny

In a world half of light, half of darkness, where science and magic strive for dominance, there dwells a magical being who is friendly with neither side. Jack, of the realm of shadows, is a thief who is unjustly punished. So he embarks on a vendetta. He wanders through strange realms, encountering witches, vampires, and, finally, his worst enemy: the Lord of Bats. He consults his friend Morningstar, a great dark angel. He is pursued by a monstrous creature called the Borshin. But to reveal any more would be to spoil some of the mindboggling surprises Jack of Shadows has in store. First published in 1971 and long out-of-print, Jack of Shadows is one of fantasy master Roger Zelazny's most profound and mysterious books.

Marsbound

by Joe Haldeman

Young Carmen Dula and her family are embarking on the adventure of a lifetime-they're going to Mars. But Carmen's rebellious streak leads her to venture out into the bleak Mars landscape alone, where she is saved by an angel. An angel with too many arms and legs, a head that looks like a potato gone bad-and a message for the humans on Mars: We were here first...

Marsbound

by Joe Haldeman

Young Carmen Dula and her family are embarking on the adventure of a lifetime-they're going to Mars. But Carmen's rebellious streak leads her to venture out into the bleak Mars landscape alone, where she is saved by an angel. An angel with too many arms and legs, a head that looks like a potato gone bad-and a message for the humans on Mars: We were here first...

Mindbridge

by Joe Haldeman

The discovery of a remarkable alien technology light years from Earth could have devastating consequences for humanity in this science fiction classic by the author of the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novel The Forever War In the far future, the accidental scientific breakthrough known as the Levant-Meyer Translation changes everything. Suddenly people can leap instantaneously across the universe, albeit temporarily, enabling teams of Tamers to explore far-flung worlds and prepare them for possible human habitation. But one expedition doesn't make it back alive. Jacque Lefavre achieves his lifelong dream of becoming a Tamer when he joins the Agency for Extraterrestrial Development. On his first exploratory mission to a planet known as Groombridge, Lefavre and his team encounter something truly extraordinary: a small, nonsentient creature that, when joined with another of its kind, creates a telepathic "bridge." But exploiting this psychic link could bring unanticipated perils, for it is about to bring Lefavre and his team into dangerously close contact with the L'vrai, an ancient, advanced, and hostile race of star travelers--an encounter that could prove to be the first step in humankind's salvation . . . or its doom. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Joe Haldeman including rare images from the author's personal collection.

The Old Twentieth

by Joe Haldeman

This is as much a book about the century just gone as it is a book about time travel and its perils.

Old Twentieth

by Joe Haldeman

The twentieth century lies hundreds of years in humanity's past. But the near-immortal citizens of the future yearn for the good old days--when people's bodies were susceptible to death through disease and old age. <P><P>Now, they immerse themselves in virtual reality time machines to explore the life-to-death arc that defined existence so long ago. <P> Jacob Brewer is a virtual reality engineer, overseeing the time machine's operation aboard the starship Aspera. But on the thousand-year voyage to Beta Hydrii, the eight-hundred member crew gets more reality than they expect when people entering the machine start to die.

A Separate War and Other Stories

by Joe Haldeman

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.

Starbound

by Joe Haldeman

Carmen Dula and her husband spent six years travelling to the distant home of the powerful race known as "The Others," in the hopes of forging a truce. But by the time Carmen returns to Earth, fifty years have passed-and the Earthlings have built a flotilla of warships to defend Earth against The Others. But The Others have more power than anyone could imagine-and they will brook no insolence from the upstart human race.

Tool of the Trade

by Joe Haldeman

By the author of The Forever War: Caught between the USSR and the United States, a professor fights to create a better world Nicholas Foley survived the horrific siege of Leningrad. Since World War II ended, he has risen through the ranks of American academia to his current post as a respected university professor with a loving wife. His one secret: He works for the KGB. Foley acts as a sleeper agent for the Russians, pointing out potential talent for recruitment. This precarious position takes a turn for the deadly when Foley creates an invention that will change the world: a device that makes people obey orders, no matter what. The fate of the world is balanced on a razor's edge. As both superpowers pursue Foley, doing whatever they can to get their hands on his miraculous superweapon, he realizes he must choose a side. Nebula and Hugo Award winner Joe Haldeman is one of America's finest creators of science fiction, and Tool of the Trade is a masterful adventure. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Joe Haldeman including rare images from the author's personal collection.

War Year

by Joe Haldeman

A tour of duty through the worst that the world has to offer Before his time as a professor of writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, before penning multiple Nebula and Hugo Award-winning novels and stories, Joe Haldeman was a soldier in Vietnam, an experience that changed him and colored much of what he has written. War Year is Haldeman's first novel and his first attempt to describe what he saw in Vietnam and give insight into what happened for the benefit of those who weren't there. The minimalist War Year follows the life of John Farmer, a combat engineer, over the course of a year in Vietnam. John undergoes training, and then, along with his fellow soldiers, does whatever it takes to survive in unforgiving conditions. Powerful and affecting, War Year reaches its highest peaks as it describes with enduring truth the sights and experiences of what it was like to be in the humid jungles of Vietnam in 1968. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Joe Haldeman including rare images from the author's personal collection.

Work Done for Hire

by Joe Haldeman

Joe Haldeman's "adept plotting, strong pacing, and sense of grim stoicism have won him wide acclaim" (The Washington Post) and numerous honors for such works as The Forever War, The Accidental Time Machine, and the Marsbound trilogy. Now, the multiple Hugo and Nebula award-winning author pits a lone war veteran against a mysterious enemy who is watching his every move--and threatens him with more than death unless he kills for them. Wounded in combat and honorably discharged nine years ago, Jack Daley still suffers nightmares from when he served his country as a sniper, racking up sixteen confirmed kills. Now a struggling author, Jack accepts an offer to write a near-future novel about a serial killer, based on a Hollywood script outline. It's an opportunity to build his writing career, and a future with his girlfriend, Kit Majors. But Jack's other talent is also in demand. A package arrives on his doorstep containing a sniper rifle, complete with silencer and ammunition--and the first installment of a $100,000 payment to kill a "bad man." The twisted offer is genuine. The people behind it are dangerous. They prove that they have Jack under surveillance. He can't run. He can't hide. And if he doesn't take the job, Kit will be in the crosshairs instead.

Worlds

by Joe Haldeman

By the author of The Forever War: In the near future, an idealistic young student visiting Earth from an orbiting colony becomes ensnared in radical politics and a dark conspiracy of violent destruction By the close of the twenty-first century, almost half a million souls have already abandoned Earth to live in satellites orbiting the strife-ridden planet. Each of these forty-one Worlds is an independent entity boasting its own government and culture, yet each remains bound to the troubled home World by economic pressure. A brilliant student of political science born and raised in New New York, the largest of the orbiting Worlds, young Marianne O'Hara has never been to the surface but now has a golden opportunity to continue her studies far below her floating home of steel. Life on Earth, however, is very different from anything she has ever experienced. With power in the hands of a privileged few and unrest running rampant, the allure of radical politics might be too much for an idealistic and inexperienced young World dweller to resist. But even the best of intentions can have disastrous consequences, and Marianne soon finds herself unwittingly drawn into a wide-ranging conspiracy that could result in the total destruction of everything on Earth . . . and above. The first book in the acclaimed science fiction trilogy by Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Joe Haldeman, Worlds offers a powerful vision of a possible future. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Joe Haldeman including rare images from the author's personal collection.

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