Joe Haldeman





Joe Haldeman

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in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, The United States
June 09, 1943

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Brother of Jack C. Haldeman II

Haldeman is the author of 20 novels and five collections. The Forever War won the Nebula, Hugo and Ditmar Awards for best science fiction novel in 1975. Other notable titles include Camouflage, The Accidental Time Machine and Marsbound as well as the short works "Graves," "Tricentennial" and "The Hemingway Hoax." Starbound is scheduled for a January release. SFWA president Russell Davis called Haldeman "an extraordinarily talented writer, a respected teacher and mentor in our community, and a good friend."

Haldeman officially received the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master for 2010 by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America at the Nebula Awards Weekend in May, 2010 in Hollywood, Fla.



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Pepys has an interesting diary entry, a few hundred years ago, getting up hours before dawn. I can't quite decode the last sentence - - assuming he wasn't really serious about stealing the dog. I guess it's 17th-century irony.

Wednesday 7 August 1661
Called up at three o’clock, and was a-horseback by four; and as I was eating my breakfast I saw a man riding by that rode a little way upon the roa... Read more of this blog post »
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The Forever War (The Foreve...
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 61,176 ratings — published 1974 — 69 editions
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Forever Peace (The Forever ...
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 9,651 ratings — published 1997 — 26 editions
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The Accidental Time Machine
3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 4,205 ratings — published 2007 — 14 editions
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Camouflage
3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 3,177 ratings — published 2004 — 17 editions
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Forever Free (The Forever W...
3.37 of 5 stars 3.37 avg rating — 2,196 ratings — published 1999 — 18 editions
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Marsbound
3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 1,585 ratings — published 2008 — 13 editions
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Mindbridge
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 1,205 ratings — published 1976 — 15 editions
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All My Sins Remembered
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 912 ratings — published 1977 — 17 editions
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Old Twentieth
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 885 ratings — published 2005 — 12 editions
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Starbound
3.41 of 5 stars 3.41 avg rating — 811 ratings — published 2009 — 9 editions
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“The 1143-year-long war hand begun on false pretenses and only because the two races were unable to communicate.

Once they could talk, the first question was 'Why did you start this thing?' and the answer was 'Me?”
Joe Haldeman, The Forever War

“Bad books on writing tell you to "WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW", a solemn and totally false adage that is the reason there exist so many mediocre novels about English professors contemplating adultery.”
Joe Haldeman

“There's no such thing as writing about the future. The future hasn't happened yet.”
Joe Haldeman

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This poll is a first round for the January Science Fiction theme: Science Fiction Masters.

Pick your selection and, with the choices, I'm pretty certain we'll end up with a run-off ... so lets see where this takes us.

 
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