The Forever War — This Is What Classic Sci-Fi Looks Like

I finally finished Joe Haldeman’s The Forever War. It had been sitting on my nightstand for several months, waiting patiently while I got around to breaking the spine. I wasn’t disappointed.

The Forever War is a classic in every sense, and I feel like someone who who showed up for the Sci-Fi lover’s test and realized that not only didn’t I study, but I wasn’t wearing any clothes. Not sure why it took me so long to actually hear about this book’s awesomeness, much less buy it.

But I did. And I am very happy for doing so. This is only the second Haldeman book I have read (the other being The Accidental Time Machine), but I know I am destined to have many more of his on my shelf before long.

In other news, I took a loop around Barnes and Noble the other day — killing some time before heading to the theater to watch Rise of the Planet of the Apes — and picked up Alistair Reynolds’ On The Steel Breeze and the Graphic Novel (Part One) of Larry Niven’s Ringworld. I’m particularly excited about this latest incarnation of Ringworld.  Very cool stuff.

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