Books by Joe Haldeman

Born in Oklahoma 9 June 1943. Grew up in Puerto Rico, New Orleans, Washington, D. C., and Alaska. Currently lives in Gainesville, Florida and Cambridge, Massachusetts with his wife Gay Haldeman. As of August 2000, they will have been married thirty-five y


THE ACCIDENTAL TIME MACHINE by Joe Haldeman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"A great deal of fun and compulsively readable while it lasts, and it leaves the reader wanting more."
A time-travel yarn in the classic style from Haldeman (A Separate War, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >
CAMOUFLAGE by Joe Haldeman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 3, 2004

"Well-constructed and intriguingly set up, but ultimately a disagreeable surprise: the story slips away, and you're left holding an empty coat."
Near-future aliens-among-us yarn, from the author of Forever Free (1999), etc. Read full book review >
FOREVER FREE by Joe Haldeman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"Somebody at Ace should have scotched this wretched farrago while it was still just a gleam in the author's eye."
Belated, and truly terrible, sequel to Haldeman's classic military SF yarn, The Forever War (1974). Read full book review >
FOREVER PEACE by Joe Haldeman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Hardworking, often absorbing, and agreeably narrated, but the hard-to-fathom plot rubs uneasily against the chaotic and not altogether convincing backdrop."
Not a sequel to Haldeman's 1974 masterpiece, The Forever War, though the concepts and issues inevitably are similar. Read full book review >
NONE SO BLIND by Joe Haldeman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"Haldeman, while always an agreeable host, is at his best when his attention is fully engaged—Hemingway, Vietnam, alienation—and when he allows his own hopes and fears to communicate to the reader."
Another story collection from Haldeman (Dealing in Futures, 1985, etc.), this one comprising 11 tales, 1986-94, and four ``story poems.'' Pride of place goes to the Hugo and Nebula-winning novella, ``The Hemingway Hoax,'' of which the 1990 Kirkus review of the novel version declared: ``Literary games and multidimensional meddling. . .so strong are Haldeman's warmth and charm, so deep his knowledge and love of Hemingway, that all this hanky-panky remains enjoyable even at its most improbable.'' Also impressive are the Hugo award-winning title piece, about genius, unlikely lovers, and rewiring the human brain; and ``Graves,'' a Vietnam horror yarn that won both a Nebula and a World Fantasy award. Read full book review >
1968 by Joe Haldeman
Released: June 1, 1995

"With surprisingly scant tension given the subject matter, Haldeman, himself awarded a Purple Heart in Vietnam, offers too much political treatise and too little below the surface of his characters' lives."
Science-fiction writer Haldeman (Worlds Enough and Time, 1992, etc.) unsuccessfully grinds a big political ax on too small a stone, in a novel about the traumas of the Vietnam War—also the subject of his first non-sf novel, The War, in 1972. Read full book review >
WORLDS ENOUGH AND TIME by Joe Haldeman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 1992

"Disappointing work from a writer whose narrative charm and plotting skills are rarely enriched by characters to match: here, O'Hara is an utterly boring and unconvincingly female narrator, and only the splendid aliens save this one from total lethargy."
Third of Haldeman's trilogy, as insipid and lackluster as Worlds and World Apart, except where the closing chapters burst into technicolor with another memorable set of Haldeman's patented all-but-omnipotent aliens. Read full book review >