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The Forever War

(1974)
(The first book in the Forever War series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Hugo Best Novel
Nebula Awards Best Novel
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 militarys 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. . .

Genre: Science Fiction    

Praise for this book

"If there was a Fort Knox for the science fiction writers who really matter, we'd have to lock Haldeman up there." - Stephen King


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Hardback Editions

2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Forever War
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ISBN: 1-933618-91-4 / 978-1-933618-91-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Centipede Press
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2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Forever War
Author(s): Joe Haldemann
ISBN: 0-7394-5343-2 / 978-0-7394-5343-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Science Fiction Book Club
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September 2003 : USA Library Binding

Title: Forever War
Author(s): J Haldeman
ISBN: 0-613-68423-0 / 978-0-613-68423-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Topeka Bindery
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October 2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Forever War: Forever War Book 1 (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
Author(s): Joe Haldeman
ISBN: 0-575-07318-7 / 978-0-575-07318-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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November 1991 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Forever War 2: Lieutenant Mandella (2020-2203) (No. 2)
Author(s): Joe Haldeman
ISBN: 1-56163-025-X / 978-1-56163-025-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nbm Pub Co
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June 1992 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Forever War
Author(s): Joe Haldeman
ISBN: 1-56163-046-2 / 978-1-56163-046-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nbm Pub Co
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January 1991 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Forever War 1: Marvano : Private Mandella
Author(s): Joe Haldeman
ISBN: 1-56163-004-7 / 978-1-56163-004-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nbm Pub Co
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September 1975 : UK Hardback
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Title: Forever War (Science fiction)
Author(s): Joe Haldeman
ISBN: 0-297-77001-2 / 978-0-297-77001-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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December 1974 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Forever War
Author(s): Joe Haldeman
ISBN: 0-312-29890-0 / 978-0-312-29890-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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Paperback Editions

March 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Forever War: Forever War Book 1 (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
Author(s): Joe Haldeman
ISBN: 0-575-09414-1 / 978-0-575-09414-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gateway
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February 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Forever War
Author(s): Joe Haldeman
ISBN: 0-312-53663-1 / 978-0-312-53663-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Forever War
Author(s): Joe Haldeman
ISBN: 1-4072-3008-5 / 978-1-4072-3008-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Thomas Dunne
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August 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Forever War: Forever War Book 1 (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
Author(s): Joe Haldeman
ISBN: 0-575-07908-8 / 978-0-575-07908-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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September 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Forever War, The
Author(s): Joe Haldeman
ISBN: 0-06-051086-2 / 978-0-06-051086-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Voyager
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January 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Forever War: Forever War Book 1 (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
Author(s): Joe Haldeman
ISBN: 1-85798-808-6 / 978-1-85798-808-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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June 1992 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Forever War 3 (No. 3)
Author(s): Joe Haldeman
ISBN: 1-56163-045-4 / 978-1-56163-045-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nbm Pub Co
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December 1990 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Forever War, Vol. 1: Private Mandella
Author(s): Joe Haldeman
ISBN: 0-918348-95-1 / 978-0-918348-95-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nbm Pub Co
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May 1991 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Forever War
Author(s): Joe Haldeman
ISBN: 0-380-70821-3 / 978-0-380-70821-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Eos
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December 1981 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Forever War (Orbit Books)
Author(s): Joe Haldeman
ISBN: 0-86007-882-5 / 978-0-86007-882-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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1987 : USA Paperback
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Title: In My Mother's Womb: The Catholic Church's Defense of Natural Life
Author(s): Donald DeMarco
ISBN: 0-937495-15-8 / 978-0-937495-15-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Trinity Communications
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January 1976 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Forever War
Author(s): Joe Haldeman
ISBN: 0-345-32489-7 / 978-0-345-32489-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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August 1983 : USA Paperback
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Title: Forever War Game [BOX SET]
Author(s): Joe Haldeman
ISBN: 0-425-06622-3 / 978-0-425-06622-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mayfair Games
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November 1982 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Forever War
Author(s): Joe Haldeman
ISBN: 0-345-31020-9 / 978-0-345-31020-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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May 1981 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: THE FOREVER WAR
Author(s): Joe Haldeman
ISBN: 0-345-30148-X / 978-0-345-30148-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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November 1979 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Forever War
Author(s): Joe Haldeman
ISBN: 0-345-28914-5 / 978-0-345-28914-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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January 1978 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Forever War
Author(s): Joe Haldeman
ISBN: 0-345-27579-9 / 978-0-345-27579-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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November 1976 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Forever War
Author(s): Joe Haldeman
ISBN: 0-345-25798-7 / 978-0-345-25798-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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January 1976 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Forever War
Author(s): Joe Haldeman
ISBN: 0-345-24767-1 / 978-0-345-24767-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Audio Editions

August 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Forever War
Author(s): Joe Haldeman
ISBN: 1-5012-5926-1 / 978-1-5012-5926-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books on Brilliance Audio
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March 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Forever War
Author(s): Joe Haldeman
Publisher: Recorded Books
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March 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Forever War
Author(s): Joe Haldeman
Publisher: Recorded Books
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March 2008 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Forever War
Author(s): Joe Haldeman
Publisher: Recorded Books
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1999 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The Forever War
Author(s): Joe Haldeman
ISBN: 0-7887-6328-8 / 978-0-7887-6328-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
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1999 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The Forever War
Author(s): Joe W Haldeman
ISBN: 0-7887-3773-2 / 978-0-7887-3773-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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1999 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Forever War
Author(s): Joe Haldeman
ISBN: 0-7887-3983-2 / 978-0-7887-3983-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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1999 : USA Audio CD

Title: The Forever War
Author(s): Joe Haldeman
ISBN: 1-4193-6539-8 / 978-1-4193-6539-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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Kindle Editions

December 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Forever War (The Forever War Series Book 1)
Author(s): Joe Haldeman
Publisher: Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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November 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Forever Peace: Forever War Book 2 (Forever War Series)
Author(s): Joe Haldeman
Publisher: Gateway
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November 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Forever War: Forever War Book 1 (Forever War Series)
Author(s): Joe Haldeman
Publisher: Gateway
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September 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Forever Free: Forever War Book 3 (Forever War Series)
Author(s): Joe Haldeman
Publisher: Gateway
Availability: Amazon UK