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The Resource The forever war, Joe Haldeman

The forever war, Joe Haldeman

Label
The forever war
Title
The forever war
Statement of responsibility
Joe Haldeman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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.--from publisher's description
Member of
Summary
Drafted into the ranks of Earth's interstellar warriors, private William Mandella finds his fight against the Taurans secondary to the side-effects of faster-than-light space travel, which affects the rate at which he ages
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Nebula Award for Best Novel, 1975.
  • Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, 1976.
  • Hugo Award for Best Novel, 1976.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
031872
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Haldeman, Joe W
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3558.A353
LC item number
F67 2003
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Forever series (Joe W. Haldeman)
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Space warfare
  • Space and time
  • Aging
Target audience
adult
Label
The forever war, Joe Haldeman
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/hc042/2003048518.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"The author's preferred ed. of the groundbreaking SF classic."--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20986235
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st EOS trade pbk. ed.
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9780060510862
Lccn
2003048518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780060510862
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm51983203
  • (OCoLC)51983203
Label
The forever war, Joe Haldeman
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/hc042/2003048518.html
Publication
Note
"The author's preferred ed. of the groundbreaking SF classic."--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20986235
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st EOS trade pbk. ed.
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9780060510862
Lccn
2003048518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780060510862
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm51983203
  • (OCoLC)51983203

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