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Hawker was a good soldier--so good, in fact, that the Army asked him and his buddies to sign on for an extended hitch. What they couldn't know was that the extension would last forever. Century after century, war after war, Hawker and his comrades were resurrected over and over to fight on alien planets with ever more advanced weapons. The reasons for the wars were incompr ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published March 9th 2010 by Createspace (first published January 1st 1980)
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Raegan Butcher
Along with Joe Haldeman's THE FOREVER WAR, this is the absolute best depiction of disenfranchised victims of the corporate-imperial combine ever depicted in the science fiction genre. This is a superb book that just begs for a big screen adaptation. I have read The Eternity Brigade at least five times since I first picked it up when I was a sixth grader. This is one of my favorite science fiction books, period.
Anna Erishkigal
I originally read this book back when I was in high school, not so long after the Vietnam war that people still questioned why wars were even being fought. Even back then this story stuck with me, and was my first real introduction to the sub-genre of military science fiction. What happens when killing doesn't matter, death doesn't matter, all that matters is to complete the mission, with no understanding of WHY you are fighting the war or killing the guy in the blue armband, only to be put to s ...more
Janine Southard
Very cool, somewhat disturbing. This one has a lot in common with The Forever War without being quite as good. The government has figured out how to keep soldiers in cryo (then stasis, then pattern buffers) until they are called on to fight. This cuts down on costs, yes? It's also a voluntary program. Sort of. The differences in the world each time our hero wakes up, and the ways in which the program gets perverted until there is no escape (just endless war), sucked me in.

Also intriguing, this
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Victoria Pond
Very cool, somewhat disturbing. This one has a lot in common with The Forever War without being quite as good. The government has figured out how to keep soldiers in cryo (then stasis, then pattern buffers) until they are called on to fight. This cuts down on costs, yes? It's also a voluntary program. Sort of. The differences in the world each time our hero wakes up, and the ways in which the program gets perverted until there is no escape (just endless war), sucked me in.
Doctor Edward Diesel
This was a very enjoyable read. It gets quite out-there toward the end and I found it pretty compelling stuff. A must for fans of military-tinged sci fi with an anti-war tone.
Parsia
Great Read .. left me trembling by the end of the book !
Frida Fantastic (book blogger)
The Eternity Brigade was first published in 1980. Major revisions have been made and the final edition was published in 2010. I’ve never read any earlier editions so I’m approaching this work as an entirely new 2010 release.

The concept of using cryogenics to make soldiers nearly immortal is intriguing. The story is told from the point of view of Hawker, an American soldier who is trapped in the army’s resurrection technology, as he is forced to become a pawn in increasingly bizarre wars that he
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T. Jackson
"Stephen Goldin's scifi novel The Eternity Brigade (the 2011 updated edition) is much, much more than a retread of a Ringo or Weber "combat action-adventure in the stars" tale. It is a philosophical novel that looks deeply into the heart of why men fight wars, how men in combat bond with each other, and why the "command" of any war force is always way behind any of the frontline troops in understanding the nature of a particular war. There is blood, combat in space and on Earth and other planets ...more
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Born in Philadelphia in 1947, Stephen Goldin has lived in California since 1960. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Astronomy from UCLA and worked as a civilian space scientist for the U.S. Navy for a few years after leaving college, but has made his living as a writer/editor most of his life.

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