Forever Peace

Haldeman, Joe W. (Book - 1997)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Forever Peace
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In the year 2043, the Ngumi War has raged for eight years. Limited nuclear strikes have been used-on Atlanta and San Diego-but the war goes on, fought by "soldierboys"-indestructible war machines run by brain links to human soldiers hundreds of miles away.Julian Class is one of these soldiers, and for him, war is indeed hell. The psychological strain of being jacked in to his soldierboy -and the genocidal results-are becoming too much to bear. For Julian, it might be worth dying just to stop living.But he and his lover, Dr. Amelia Harding, have made a terrifying scientific discovery that could literally put the Universe back to square one.For Julian, however, the discovery isn't terrifying. It's tempting...
Authors: Haldeman, Joe W.
Title: Forever peace
Publisher: New York : Ace Books, c1997
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 326 p. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 0441004067
Branch Call Number: FICTION Hal
Statement of Responsibility: Joe Haldeman
Genre/Form: Science fiction
LCCN: 96052650
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Aug 23, 2014
  • alvestad rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Brilliant. No wonder Haldeman won a Hugo and Nebula award for Forever War (1974) - among a list of accolades. Forever Peace captures the unique writing style from the Forever War even though it was written 20 years later. If you are looking for a science fiction novel that will capture your imagination and appear vividly in your mind, look no further. Military Science in the purest sense, yet revealed within the impossibly powerful machines are the mortal men and women who undergo certain death to operate them. Haldeman writes from experience in the military himself and elements of his experiences find their way into the text giving his stories a disturbing edge like you rarely see in Hollywood (think Saving Private Ryan). "When you gaze long into an abyss .." - Nietzsche

Dec 17, 2012
  • LazyNeko rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

The method by which peace is attained in this book is abhorrent and implausible. I simply don't buy it.

Jun 28, 2012
  • 4thcorner rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

More than one creative idea in this excellent book, well-integrated. Only qualms is the 'race to the end' finale which (as usual) packs way too much 'excitement' of needless violence at the end.


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Dec 17, 2012
  • LazyNeko rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This was the question that had been in the back of Julian's mind from the time Marty first described the Twenty: maybe war is an inevitable product of human nature. Maybe to get rid of war, we have to become something other than human.


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