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Worlds Apart (Worlds #2)

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In New New York during the one-day World War that inflicted everyone over eighteen with madness and death, Marianne is torn between her desire to aid her lover and her duty to humankind. Reprint.
Mass Market Paperback, 227 pages
Published August 1984 by Orbit / Futura (first published October 1983)
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-Más desarrollos de la trama sobre una humanidad en decadencia.-

Género. Ciencia-Ficción.

Lo que nos cuenta. Marianne OHara sale de la Tierra en el último momento antes de que los misiles empiecen a caer y llega a Nueva Nueva York, en cuya estructura orbital se juntarán muchos supervivientes, haciendo algo incómoda la vida en la colonia satélite. Tras pasar un tiempo en cuarentena para evitar riesgos con el virus Koralatov, es reclutada para una misión que trata de evitar que un grupo de supervivi
Book 2 in Haldeman's "Worlds" trilogy. This one gets 2.75 stars, but I can't round it to 3 in good conscience. It was fairly interesting, but there was too little progression in the story. I could care less about the political/committee manueverings in New New York, or the too-frequent (not to mention dull and unnecessary) sexual thoughts/shenanigans/memories of the the main characters.

PLOT: 2/3 of the Earth's population is wiped out in a sudden war.. and then things get worse. Meanwhile, survi
Aug 20, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sf-fantasy
I'm rereading this after many years-- Haldeman used to be one of my favorite authors, and I loved this at the time I read it (mid 80's).

Now? Not terribly interesting I'm sorry to say. It's very dated, very much an extension of the times. Charles Manson-themed post nuclear and chemical apocalyptic mutant bearing adolescents. L-5 cities in space technical know how interstellar colony ship... it is not grabbing me at all. Strange how these themes, which have been done in a more timeless fashion by
Diego González
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Desiree Sotomayor
Guh, as a fan of Haldeman and the concepts in this series, I really wanted to like this book more! Maybe it was just awkward timing, or the fact I end up reading too many things at once, but I just wasn't feeling #2. It was slow & clunky, even though I enjoyed the first one. The concept makes me think a lot of "The Expanse" series (basically, humanity forced into a diaspora) which I -loved-, and the RPG I went through a kind of obsessive phase with (and still play from time to time) is also ...more
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Feb 01, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
Worlds Apart by Joe Haldeman is the second in the series covering the life and loves of Marianne O'Hara. After a nuclear and biological war earth is in ruins. At some time round 20 years old people go mad and die. The story follows 24 years of Marianne on New New York, and Jeff Hawkings, her ex husband, on earth.

This book is not as good as the first book in the series. There is a large amount of time covered in a small number of pages which makes the story quite fragmented. The two stories being
Jan 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Liberado del homenaje a Heinlein la segunda parte de esta trilogía recupera el estilo de Haldeman. Una historia mucho más equilibrada, con los Mundos recuperándose de la agresión y la Tierra iniciando desde cero su lucha por escapar a los efectos de la última guerra. Los personajes ganan en profundidad, la trama mucho más sólida.
Jul 09, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: llegits-2013
3'5. Un poco decepcionante la continuación. El argumento es interesante, pero Haldeman no acaba de sacarle el jugo. Puede que sea un problema de traducción, era muy extraña. Para lo que queda, continuaremos con la historia.
Carl Afk
Jun 26, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi, haldeman
The best part of this book, to me is Jeff Hawkings. His peculiar pituitary gland problems saving his life. He gets to rebuild society. This to me is the more interesting half of this book, the other being simply about O'Hara, and mediocre compared to Jeff... Hem.
Timothy Boyd
Jan 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Somehow Haldeman created a superb blend in this book. Half hard SiFi space station story and half apocalyptic Earth bound story. As always hos characters are exceptional and the plot sweeps you along. Excellent 2nd book in the trilogy. Highly recommended
Jan 24, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Decepcionante continuación de la interesante "Mundos". Después de cerrarlo me ha dado la impresión de que realmente no había sucedido nada, que lo único realmente reseñable ocurre en las últimas páginas y que podía haberse reducido a un par de capítulos al final del primer volumen de la saga.
Aug 31, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Should have been part 2 of book 1, but still good. Very quick read. Love Haldeman style
Apr 11, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really struggled with this story and have decided to take a pass on Book III of the trilogy. The storyline is too slow, the characters uninteresting, overall it's just droll!
Haldeman is one of those authers whose style I adore so much I can overlook many other problems such as uneven pacing or datedness.
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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 pres
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