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Worlds Enough and Time

(The third book in the Worlds series)
A novel by

Publisher's Weekly
Nebula Award-winner Haldeman ( The Hemingway Hoax ) concludes his Worlds trilogy with this smooth, sophisticated novel of interstellar travel. With the earth a war-blasted ruin, civilization's last outposts are the orbital habitats known as Worlds. From one of these, New New York, the starship New home sets out for an earth-like planet in the Epsilon Eridani system. It carries thousands of colonists, including Marianne O'Hara (the resilient heroine of the previous volumes) and her extended marriage unit (or ''line'') of John, Daniel and Evelyn. When Newhome is a year out, a rogue radio transmission scrambles their computer data, ranging from history and literature to physics and engineering, and communication from New New York ceases; perhaps this World has been annihilated. The colonists must press on for Epsilon, recovering whatever data they can and coping with further challenges, among them a crop blight and a persuasive new shipboard religion. Meanwhile O'Hara and her spouses endure more private tragedies. Haldeman shows his strengths here: the workings of Newhome are believably complex, the novel's scientific background is neither strained nor especially complicated, and the reader's attention is focused on O'Hara's character, her inner life and her interpersonal relationships. Although the plot takes a sudden and unfortunate turn at the very end, Haldeman offers an appealing, humanistic finish to this acclaimed series. (May)

Library Journal
Written in the form of a diary, these are the reflections of a remarkable woman on the circumstances of her life aboard ''New Home,'' a traveling space station that represents the last remnants of humanity bound for an uncertain destination. This conclusion to the ''Worlds'' trilogy ( Worlds , LJ 3/15/81; Worlds Apart , LJ 9/15/83) demonstrates Haldeman at his peak, an accomplished envisioner of the distant future. Unlike many technologically oriented sf adventures, this one features memorable characters and a well-integrated plot. Purchase where the author has a following or where hard sf is popular.

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Hardback Editions

November 1992 : UK Hardback

Title: Worlds Enough & Time: NTW
Author(s): Joe Haldeman
ISBN: 0-450-57403-2 / 978-0-450-57403-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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May 1992 : USA Hardback

Title: Worlds Enough and Time: The Conclusion of the Worlds Trilogy
Author(s): Joe Haldeman
ISBN: 0-688-09025-7 / 978-0-688-09025-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow & Co
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Paperback Editions

December 1993 : UK Paperback

Title: Worlds Enough & Time
Author(s): Joe Haldeman
ISBN: 0-450-57404-0 / 978-0-450-57404-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
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June 1993 : USA Paperback

Title: Worlds Enough and Time
Author(s): Joe Haldeman
ISBN: 0-380-70801-9 / 978-0-380-70801-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books
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Kindle Editions

December 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: Worlds Enough and Time (The Worlds Trilogy Book 3)
Author(s): Joe Haldeman
Publisher: Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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September 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition

Title: Worlds Enough and Time: Worlds Book 3
Author(s): Joe Haldeman
Publisher: Gateway
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