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    Joe Haldeman. The Forever War. New York: [1975]. First edition, inscribed.

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    Joe Haldeman. The Forever War. New York: St. Martin's Press, [1974, i.e. 1975]. First edition with signed inscription by Haldeman dated 5 September 1976 on the title page. Octavo. [iv], 236 pages. Publisher's black paper-covered boards, spine lettered in gilt, in original dust jacket. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with touch of wear at spine ends and corner tips, tiny areas of rubbing along rear flap fold, and 8 mm closed tear at top edge of rear panel. An attractive, superior copy of an elusive book.

    Tough, slick narrative of an interstellar war which lasts [over] 1000 years. To the soldier hero, it seems to last about ten years, thanks to the time-dilation effect of faster-than-light travel. Good, realistic, military science fiction which actually subverts many of the clich├ęs of that category ... (he was a Vietnam veteran, which helped). Initially rejected by 18 publishers, it has since sold over a million copies. - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), pp. 141-2. Haldeman's first science fiction novel. Winner of the 1975 Hugo award for best novel. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-479. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 360. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 813-8.



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