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Book details Author: Joe Haldeman Pages: 9 pages Publisher Forever War free ebook (pdf, epub, mobi) by Joe Haldeman Book details ○. The Forever War by Joe Haldeman, , Thomas Dunne Books edition, in English - 1st St. Martin's Griffin ed. Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards: A futuristic masterpiece, “perhaps the most important war novel written since Vietnam” (Junot Díaz).

I'm interested in what you found cerebral in the lead character. Other than telling us he had a high IQ, there was nothing in the story displaying his intelligence. Do you find the depiction of women as obligated and apparently willing sex partners to any and all of e make soldiers particually intelligent? I find Honor Harrington to be a much better developed character and it's a young adult series. Lee Hi Lee, I didn't have the problems that you did with sexuality. It's been a few years since I read the book which I do consider a classic , but I don't remember the women being exactly obligated the have sex with all the men. In fact, I'm having trouble understanding what you mean by both obligated and willing at the same time? I read the sex as being used for a few purposes: 1 To speculate a little on a future with integrated armed forces 2 To show the increasing alienation of the protagonist as he stays in the army. After he returns home and then go back to the army and finds everyone is now homosexual, that gives the feeling of what it might be like to be a soldier returning from Vietnam to find that nobody understands you, or looks at you funny 3 As a science fiction device to show the future will be different and to show the passage of time. At first everybody is only gay, but eventually, with more time dilation, sex ends up being entirely useless to "Man" since individuals are just like cells in his gestalt. I don't see them so much as individuals themes or ideas by themselves, but just as part of the backdrop. To me the aliens in The Forever War were interesting. Since we, like the main character, see them only in between flashes of gunfire, they are truly alien, difficult to understand and outside our experience. Regarding the idea of the novel as a dystopia, I have trouble figuring out where you get that from unless you see the character of Man as a horrifying endpoint for humanity? If you mean earlier on during William's visit to his mother and so on, I always thought that was just a slight exaggeration of contemporary American society.

He soon becomes the objectively oldest surviving soldier in the war, attaining high rank through seniority, not ambition he is essentially a pacifist who acts mostly from talent and a melancholic sense of duty. He and Marygay who has remained his last contact with the Earth of his youth are finally given different assignments, meaning it will be extremely unlikely they will ever see each other again assuming they both survive.

As the commanding officer of a 'strike force', Mandella commands soldiers who speak a language largely unrecognizable to him, whose ethnicity is now nearly uniform and who are exclusively homosexual. He is disliked by his soldiers because they have to learn 21st century English to communicate with him and other senior staff, and because he is heterosexual.


Engaging in combat thousands of light years away from Earth, Mandella and his soldiers need to resort to medieval weapons in order to fight inside a stasis field which neutralizes all electromagnetic radiation in anything not covered with a protective coating. It turns out to be the last conflict of the war. Humanity has begun to clone itself, resulting in a new, collective species calling itself simply Man. Man is able to communicate with the Taurans, who are also clones.

It is discovered that the war started due to a misunderstanding. The futile, meaningless war that lasted for more than a thousand years ends.

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Man has established several colonies of old-style, heterosexual humans, just in case the evolutionary change proves to be a mistake. Mandella travels to one of these colonies, named "Middle Finger" in the definitive version of the novel. There, he is reunited with Marygay, who had been discharged much earlier and had taken trips in space to use time dilation to age at a much slower rate, hoping and waiting for Mandella's return.

The epilogue is a news item from the year announcing the birth of a "fine baby boy" to Marygay Potter-Mandella. Reception and interpretation The novel is widely perceived to be a portrayal of the author's military service during the Vietnam War , and has been called an account of his war experiences written through a space opera filter.

The forever war

It was first published as a serial in Analog Magazine before its first book publication in Since then, many editions of The Forever War have been published. Editions published prior to were abridged for space by the original editor omitting the middle section, a novella titled You Can Never Go Back.

These early paperback editions have "a white cover showing a man in a spacesuit with a sword, with symbolic clocks all around," according to the author, with alternatively the first hardcover edition featuring a large hourglass with planets falling through it.

The edition restored many expurgated sections, primarily dealing with the changes that befall human civilization over the course of William Mandella's life.

This version's cover "has a futuristic soldier who looks like Robin Williams in a funny hat," as Haldeman notes, "But alas, not all of the changes got in, and the book has some internal contradictions because of things left over from the [earlier version].

It featured as the first novel re-printed in the series, and the cover shows a close-up of Marygay Potter with soldiers and spaceships in the background.

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This is the same version as the Avon publication and has the same Author's Note. The cover depicts a futuristic gun barrel stuck into the ground with a smashed spacesuit helmet placed on top.

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