Forever Peace

Forever Peace

Book - 1997
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In the year 2043, the Ngumi War has raged for eight years. Limited nuclear strikes have been used-on Atlanta and San Diego-but the war goes on, fought by "soldierboys"-indestructible war machines run by brain links to human soldiers hundreds of miles away.Julian Class is one of these soldiers, and for him, war is indeed hell. The psychological strain of being jacked in to his soldierboy -and the genocidal results-are becoming too much to bear. For Julian, it might be worth dying just to stop living.But he and his lover, Dr. Amelia Harding, have made a terrifying scientific discovery that could literally put the Universe back to square one.For Julian, however, the discovery isn't terrifying. It's tempting...
Publisher: New York : Ace Books, 1997.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780441004065
0441004067
Branch Call Number: FIC Halde
Characteristics: 326 p. ; 24 cm.

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alvestad
Aug 23, 2014

Brilliant. No wonder Haldeman won a Hugo and Nebula award for Forever War (1974) - among a list of accolades. Forever Peace captures the unique writing style from the Forever War even though it was written 20 years later. If you are looking for a science fiction novel that will capture your imagination and appear vividly in your mind, look no further. Military Science in the purest sense, yet revealed within the impossibly powerful machines are the mortal men and women who undergo certain death to operate them. Haldeman writes from experience in the military himself and elements of his experiences find their way into the text giving his stories a disturbing edge like you rarely see in Hollywood (think Saving Private Ryan). "When you gaze long into an abyss .." - Nietzsche

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LazyNeko
May 09, 2012

The method by which peace is attained in this book is abhorrent and implausible. I simply don't buy it.

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LazyNeko
May 09, 2012

This was the question that had been in the back of Julian's mind from the time Marty first described the Twenty: maybe war is an inevitable product of human nature. Maybe to get rid of war, we have to become something other than human.

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