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The forever war

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Private William Mandella is a hero in spite of himself -- a reluctant conscript drafted into an elite military unit, and propelled through space and time to fight in a distant thousand-year conflict. He never wanted to go to war, but the leaders on Earth have drawn a line in the interstellar sand -- despite the fact that their fierce alien enemy is unknowable, unconquerable, and very far away. So Mandella will perform his duties without rancor and even rise up through the military's ranks . . . if he survives. But the true test of his mettle will come when he returns to Earth. Because of the time dilation caused by space travel the loyal soldier is aging months, while his home planet is aging centuries -- and the difference will prove the saying: you never can go home. . .

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Grouping Title forever war
Grouping Author haldeman joe w
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-20 04:46:59AM
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display_description When it was first published over 20 years ago, Joe Haldeman's novel won the Hugo and Nebula awards and was chosen Best Novel in several countries. Today, it is hailed a classic of science fiction that foreshadowed many of the futuristic themes of the 1990s: bionics, sensory manipulation, and time distortion. William Mandella is a soldier in Earth's elite brigade. As the war against the Taurans sends him from galaxy to galaxy, he learns to use protective body shells and sophisticated weapons. He adapts to the cultures and terrains of distant outposts. But with each month in space, years are passing on Earth. Where will he call home when (and if) the Forever War ends' Narrator George Wilson's performance conveys all the imaginative technology and human drama of The Forever War. Set against a backdrop of vivid battle scenes, this absorbing work asks provocative questions about the very nature of war.
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subject_facet Aging -- Comic books, strips, etc, Aging -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Comics (Graphic works), Downloadable audio books, FICTION / Science Fiction / General, Graphic novels, Science fiction, Science fiction comic books, strips, etc, Space and time -- Comic books, strips, etc, Space and time -- Fiction, Space warfare -- Fiction
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title_full The forever war / Joe Haldeman, The forever war [eAudio] / Joe Haldeman, The forever war [graphic novel] / writer, Joe Haldeman ; artist, Marvano with Gay Haldeman ; letterer, Cat Connery
title_short The forever war
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