Forever Free

Forever Free

eBook - 2016
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Veterans of the intergalactic Forever War must brave an alien universe to escape mind-control slavery in this thrilling far-future sci-fi adventure. On virtually every list of the greatest military science fiction adventures ever written, Joe Haldeman's Hugo and Nebula Award-winning classic, The Forever War, is ranked at the very top. In Forever Free, the Science Fiction Writers of America Grand Master and author of the acclaimed Worlds series returns to that same volatile universe where human space marines once engaged the alien Taurans in never-ending battle. While loyal soldier William Mandella was fighting for the survival of the human race in a distant galaxy, thousands of years were passing on his home planet, Earth. Then, with the end of the hostilities came the shocking realization that humanity had evolved into something he did not recognize. Offered the choice of retaining his individuality or becoming part of the genetically modified shared Human hive-mind, Mandella chose exile, joining other veterans of the Forever War seeking a new life on a wasteland world they called Middle Finger. Making a home for themselves in this half-frozen hell, Mandella and his life partner, Marygay, have survived into middle age, raising a son and a daughter in the process. Now, the dark truth about the colonists' ultimate role in the continuation of the Human group mind will force Mandella and Marygay to take desperate action as they hijack an interstellar vessel and set off on a frantic escape across space and time. But what awaits them upon their return is a mystery far beyond all human, or Human, comprehension . . . In Forever Free, Joe Haldeman's stunning vision of humankind's far future reaches its enthralling conclusion in a masterwork of speculation from the mind and heart of one of the undisputed champions of hard science fiction.
Publisher: [United States] : Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy : Made available through hoopla, 2016
ISBN: 9781504039574
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital


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Feb 02, 2019

This is a comic book not a novel. Might appeal to teen boys as it shows naked women and even (gag) naked aliens. Story line makes no sense so it appears to be an attempt to commercialize a fairly good book. Don't waste your time!

Dec 26, 2017

Sequel to The Forever War

theorbys Jun 11, 2013

Haldeman writes well enough that if you want a little escape sci fi then this is OK. *** MILD SPOILER *** But it is a PURE deus ex machina plot a la late 50s or 60s where the final 10 pages surprise you with the deus from the machine (although not literally a machine in this case). My ancient memories of the Forever War are that it was rather gripping and interesting, not this, but it's OK.

Jun 05, 2012

Starts out as a good sci-fi adventure/mystery but the literal deus ex machina-- and it talks!-- ruins the very end. It's like the author couldn't think up a way to resolve the mystery.

Feb 13, 2010

Incredibly disappointing "deus ex machina" ending which makes no sense whatsoever and really spoils the entire book, in my opinion. It doesn't live up to "The Forever War."

"The Accidental Time Machine" had a similarly disappointing contrived ending.


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Jun 05, 2012

Twenty years later, that was still central to me: the present is a comforting illusion, and although life persists, any one life is just a breath in the wind.

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