Search Results: "Joe Haldeman"


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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 1993

"Lacking the poignant immediacy of its predecessor—the difficult choices, for the most part, are viewed from a less vulnerable distance—but, still, an honorable and thought-provoking companion volume. (First printing of 70,000)"
Often evocative anthology of women's poems, prose, and photographs about choices that helped contour the authors' lives: a follow-up to the popular When I Am an Old Woman, I Shall Wear Purple, a collection of poems and stories on women's experience of aging and old age. Read full book review >

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JOE HILL
by Gregory McNamee

Climate change is a strange business: it’s turning hot places cold and cold places hot, making desert areas green and turning grasslands into desert. And then there’s what’s going on in Boulder, Colorado, where downpours of sharp steel shards are slicing the locals to ribbons, gruesome deaths first announced, as the narrator of Joe Hill’s novella Rain tells us, by ...


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HIGH STEEL by II Haldeman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1993

"Many impressive and tantalizing parts, but no satisfying whole."
Grab-bag of a yarn involving Native Americans, aliens, artificial intelligence, and covert corporate warfare, from Haldeman (Vector Analysis, 1978) and Dann (The Man Who Melted, 1984; More Wandering Stars, 1981, etc.). Read full book review >

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MODERN MYTHOLOGY WITH JOE TODD-STANTON
by Julie Danielson

Debut author-illustrator Joe Todd-Stanton, who lives in the UK, brings readers the first in a new series called Brownstone’s Mythical Collection. Arthur and the Golden Rope—complete with a daring young protagonist; a monstrous, hand-chomping wolf; and “artefacts of great power and rarity”—is based on Norse mythology. This first volume of the series opens with a Professor Brownstone, welcoming readers ...


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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2012

"Just like Times Square itself, the pages are filled to the brim. (sources) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
An unexpected history of a very famous intersection. Read full book review >