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Written just after the Hugo prize winning THE FOREVER WAR, Joe Haldeman's MINDBRIDGE was published in 1976.
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In a near future, men will be able to travel through space thanks to the Levant-Meyer transfer, an unexplainable physical phenomenon which sends humans or objects light years away for a limited time only. One day, a team of explorers comes back after having encountered an alien race. They're all dead.

A good novel by the former physician Joe Haldeman.

The review of this Book prepared by Daniel Staebler

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   depressing/sad FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   colonizing/homesteading another planet    -   stranded on alien planet, fighting aliens to survive Romance    -   Yes Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes If an invasion, from Earth/human POV:    -   fighting overt invasion (attacking aliens) War or Invasion    -   Yes Story involving clones/duplicates?    -   bad clones/duplicates Kind of alteration:    -   exotic/alien torture for major character Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Clones    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   explorer Age:    -   20's-30's


Earth setting:    -   near future (later in 21st century) A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   empty, or nearly empty world Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a significant amount of technical jargon Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   actual description of sex How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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