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All My Sins Remembered
Basically a series of several short stories describing events/missions in the lifetime of a single spy/agent Otto Mcgavin. With his mind altered he is forced to kill and cheat to protect the interests of Earth across many planets, while he himself is a gentle person at the start of the book. He only remembers his 'sins' under hypnosis in the parts of the book bridging between stories. Fairly bleak........
Buying Time
Dallas Barr is a millionaire playboy who has undergone several immortality treatments. When he becomes aware of a conspiracy to seize control of the immortality process he is marked for death. Together with his former lover he heads to an outlaw asteroid colony to hideout. There they discover that the outlaws themselves have been trying to uncover the secrets of the immortality process and try to recruit allies before they are kidnapped and return...
Camouflage
Ace, Aug 2004, 23.95, 304 pp. ISBN: 0441011616 In 2019 Baja, California, Russell Sutton owns Poseidon Projects, a relatively small marine biological research firm. Russell targets two to three projects a year, but none involving the American military having worked in the government back at the turn of the century. Thus, his highly regarded staff (six PhDs) is stunned when Russell accepts US Navy Admiral Jack Halliburton deep-water salvage propo...
Forever Free
This sequel to the classic _Forever War_ finds William Mandella and the rest of the veterans of the Forever War living in isolation on the planet Middle Finger under the benign dictatorship of the human hive-mind Man. Tired of being little more than genetic backup Mandella and others scheme to hijack the last starship and take it out for a spin. By manipulating relativity they mean to propel themselves 40,000 years into the future. When the starship f...

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Guardian
Ace, Dec 2002, 22.95, 240 pp. ISBN 0441009778 She was only a child when the civil war started but her parents were wise enough to send her up North to relatives when it looked like the south would lose. She stayed at a boarding school until she went to Wellestey College where she met and later married Edward Tolliver, a rich and powerful man. The marriage wasn't a happy one but when Rosa saw her husband sodomize their son Daniel, she knew it wa...
Mindbridge
Written just after the Hugo prize winning THE FOREVER WAR, Joe Haldeman's MINDBRIDGE was published in 1976. 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 ...
The Coming
Astronomer Aurora Bell receives a message from space that says simply "WE'RE COMING." Whoever is coming willl arrive in exactly three months on New Year's Day. Earth is already on the brink of war, and as the powerful struggle to use "The Coming" to their advantage ordinary people like Rory and her husband Norman try to make sense of the turmoil around them....
The Forever War
Private William Mandella finds himself fighting to defend an earth which has become more alien than the extra-terrestrial foe he fights. Deep space flight, wormholes and relativity, mean that for every tour of duty he survives, although only months long to him, centuries pass on earth. Forced by circumstances to continue fighting, Mandella becomes detached from humanity in every way; emotionally, culturally and even sexually, until, the oldest man alive...
The Hemingway Hoax
A scholar plans a hoax Ernest Hemingway novel, and is killed before it's completion by an extra dimensional creature as it would damage the future timeline. However john Baird (the scholar) reappears in a parallel dimension, in a slightly alered life/universe. Thus starts an interesting chase (and a number of deaths for John Baird) through alternate realities before a finale which brings it all together. At times confusing, but ultimately fun and satis...
The Long Habit of Living
In the future, only the super rich can afford to keep back the grim reaper through the stileman process. Some of these "Stileman Immortals" want to take over the world, but first have to kill Dallas Bar and Maria Marconi, who know about their plans. Very fun, good science fiction with lots of fun sci-fi toys and some funny social sideswipes....

Joe Haldeman list of books

Tool of the Trade
An unimportant Soviet sleeper agent (cold war era), manages to create a watch which can controls peoples. He, and his wife, become a hunted by both the CIA and the KGB, throughout America. A very entertaining book, written from the agents, his wifes, and the main CIA agents perspectives....
Worlds
Marianne O'Hara travels from New New York (one of the orbital Worlds) to Earth to complete her post-doctoral studies. She unwittingly becomes involved with a group of politicos whose plans will leave Earth and all of the Worlds forever changed....
Worlds Apart
The second book in the Worlds trilogy. Marianne O'Hara is back in the orbital World New New York having barely escaped the war that depopulated most of Earth and destroyed most of the Worlds. Also surviving is O'Hara's lover, Jeff Hawking who is trapped on Earth. As Jeff and O'Hara struggle to cope witht the aftermath of the war and restore their respective societies O'hara must make a choice. Should she look for Jeff and try to rebuild Earth? Shoul...
Worlds Enough and Time
In the final volume of Joe Haldeman's Worlds trilogy the starship Newhome leaves a decimated Earth (and it's orbital Worlds) for the distant planet in the Epsilon star system in hopes of finding En route the ship is crippled by several mechanical and social catastrophes: the loss of their communications with Earth, the baffling church of the Eternal Now, and plague. And even if they make it to Epsilon, their only hope is a planet that they know nothin...


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