History Creator / JoeHaldeman

6th Dec '17 8:47:37 AM dlchen145
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Joe Haldeman is an American ScienceFiction writer who burst onto the scene with his controversial 1970s novel, ''Literature/TheForeverWar'', which was very loosely based on his experiences in the still-ongoing Vietnam War. The novel won both the UsefulNotes/{{Hugo|Award}} and UsefulNotes/{{Nebula Award}}s. His later novel, ''Literature/ForeverPeace'', which was unrelated (though a SpiritualSuccessor), also won both those awards. He has written over twenty-five novels, and many short stories. In 2010, he was declared a [[UsefulNotes/DamonKnightMemorialGrandMasterAward Grand Master]] by the Science Fiction Writers of America.

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Joe William Haldeman (born June 9, 1943) is an American ScienceFiction writer who burst onto the scene with his controversial 1970s novel, ''Literature/TheForeverWar'', which was very loosely based on his experiences in the still-ongoing Vietnam War. The novel won both the UsefulNotes/{{Hugo|Award}} and UsefulNotes/{{Nebula Award}}s. His later novel, ''Literature/ForeverPeace'', which was unrelated (though a SpiritualSuccessor), also won both those awards. He has written over twenty-five novels, and many short stories. In 2010, he was declared a [[UsefulNotes/DamonKnightMemorialGrandMasterAward Grand Master]] by the Science Fiction Writers of America.
27th Nov '17 4:02:52 PM nombretomado
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* ''The Hemingway Hoax'' (winner of the HugoAward)

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* ''The Hemingway Hoax'' (winner of the HugoAward)UsefulNotes/HugoAward)
22nd May '17 7:26:09 PM PaulA
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* AlienCatnip: In "A !Tangled Web", the !tang (who look like "perambulating haystack[s] with an elephant's trunk protruding") become intoxicated from eating sugar, and alcohol is like a psychedelic drug to them. On the [[InvertedTrope flip side]], "one bite of !tang bread contain[s] enough mescaline to make you see interesting things for hours"; one human fellow who eats some spends time "amusing them with impersonations of various Earth vegetables."


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* DeathWorld: Planet Hell in ''There Is No Darkness''.
* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: Played with in the short story "A Time to Live", when the protagonist is talking to a SufficientlyAdvancedAlien.
-->I asked him why he didn't show me his true form. I am too old to be afraid of bogeymen. He did change into his true form and I asked that he change back into one of the others. I had to know which end to talk to.


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* PatchworkStory: ''All My Sins Remembered''


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* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: In the epistolary short story "More Than the Sum of His Parts", a lunar construction worker has half his body burned away when he gets caught in a jet of mercury vapor, and undergoes massive reconstructive surgery, including robotic limbs and a prosthetic penis. He gets completely drunk with the power and capability of his new extremities. Hilarity Ensues.
11th Mar '17 1:54:10 PM Xtifr
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18th Oct '16 2:13:33 PM Xtifr
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Joe Haldeman is an American ScienceFiction writer who burst onto the scene with his controversial 1970s novel, ''Literature/TheForeverWar'', which was very loosely based on his experiences in the still-ongoing Vietnam War. The novel won both the UsefulNotes/{{Hugo|Award}} and UsefulNotes/{{Nebula Award}}s. His later novel, ''Forever Peace'', which was unrelated (though a SpiritualSuccessor), also won both those awards. He has written over twenty-five novels, and many short stories. In 2010, he was declared a [[UsefulNotes/DamonKnightMemorialGrandMasterAward Grand Master]] by the Science Fiction Writers of America.

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Joe Haldeman is an American ScienceFiction writer who burst onto the scene with his controversial 1970s novel, ''Literature/TheForeverWar'', which was very loosely based on his experiences in the still-ongoing Vietnam War. The novel won both the UsefulNotes/{{Hugo|Award}} and UsefulNotes/{{Nebula Award}}s. His later novel, ''Forever Peace'', ''Literature/ForeverPeace'', which was unrelated (though a SpiritualSuccessor), also won both those awards. He has written over twenty-five novels, and many short stories. In 2010, he was declared a [[UsefulNotes/DamonKnightMemorialGrandMasterAward Grand Master]] by the Science Fiction Writers of America.
16th Oct '16 1:57:02 PM SorPepita
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* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Played ''heroically'' in ''Forever Peace'', where the main characters discover that a project to recreate and study the early Big Bang will, well...cause a new Big Bang. Given that humanity now has the means to ''wipe out the universe'', the heroes decide to force the war-torn near-future Earth into peace by [[spoiler:forcibly implanting neural jacks into key figures in the multinational military, and then hooking them up to each other and many others to force empathy and the inability to kill (directly or indirectly) on them]], and then eventually on to humanity at large. The final death toll of their project is actually quite small, and it is much more favorable compared to the alternative.

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* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Played ''heroically'' in ''Forever Peace'', where the main characters discover that a project to recreate and study the early Big Bang will, well... cause a new Big Bang. Given that humanity now has the means to ''wipe out the universe'', the heroes decide to force the war-torn near-future Earth into peace by [[spoiler:forcibly implanting neural jacks into key figures in the multinational military, and then hooking them up to each other and many others to force empathy and the inability to kill (directly or indirectly) on them]], and then eventually on to humanity at large. The final death toll of their project is actually quite small, and it is much more favorable compared to the alternative.
16th Oct '16 1:49:27 PM SorPepita
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Joe Haldeman is an American ScienceFiction writer who burst onto the scene with his controversial 1970s novel, ''Literature/TheForeverWar'', which was very loosely based on his experiences in the still-ongoing Vietnam War. The novel won both the UsefulNotes/{{Hugo|Award}} and UsefulNotes/{{Nebula Award}}s. His later novel, ''Literature/ForeverPeace'', which was unrelated (though a SpiritualSuccessor), also won both those awards. He has written over twenty-five novels, and many short stories. In 2010, he was declared a [[UsefulNotes/DamonKnightMemorialGrandMasterAward Grand Master]] by the Science Fiction Writers of America.

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Joe Haldeman is an American ScienceFiction writer who burst onto the scene with his controversial 1970s novel, ''Literature/TheForeverWar'', which was very loosely based on his experiences in the still-ongoing Vietnam War. The novel won both the UsefulNotes/{{Hugo|Award}} and UsefulNotes/{{Nebula Award}}s. His later novel, ''Literature/ForeverPeace'', ''Forever Peace'', which was unrelated (though a SpiritualSuccessor), also won both those awards. He has written over twenty-five novels, and many short stories. In 2010, he was declared a [[UsefulNotes/DamonKnightMemorialGrandMasterAward Grand Master]] by the Science Fiction Writers of America.
28th Jan '16 6:14:03 PM PaulA
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Joe Haldeman is an American ScienceFiction writer who burst onto the scene with his controversial 1970s novel, ''Literature/TheForeverWar'', which was very loosely based on his experiences in the still-ongoing Vietnam War. The novel won both the {{Hugo|Award}} and UsefulNotes/{{Nebula Award}}s. His later novel, ''Literature/ForeverPeace'', which was unrelated (though a SpiritualSuccessor), also won both those awards. He has written over twenty-five novels, and many short stories. In 2010, he was declared a [[DamonKnightMemorialGrandMasterAward Grand Master]] by the Science Fiction Writers of America.

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Joe Haldeman is an American ScienceFiction writer who burst onto the scene with his controversial 1970s novel, ''Literature/TheForeverWar'', which was very loosely based on his experiences in the still-ongoing Vietnam War. The novel won both the {{Hugo|Award}} UsefulNotes/{{Hugo|Award}} and UsefulNotes/{{Nebula Award}}s. His later novel, ''Literature/ForeverPeace'', which was unrelated (though a SpiritualSuccessor), also won both those awards. He has written over twenty-five novels, and many short stories. In 2010, he was declared a [[DamonKnightMemorialGrandMasterAward [[UsefulNotes/DamonKnightMemorialGrandMasterAward Grand Master]] by the Science Fiction Writers of America.
28th Jan '16 3:53:42 PM nombretomado
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Joe Haldeman is an American ScienceFiction writer who burst onto the scene with his controversial 1970s novel, ''Literature/TheForeverWar'', which was very loosely based on his experiences in the still-ongoing Vietnam War. The novel won both the {{Hugo|Award}} and {{Nebula Award}}s. His later novel, ''Literature/ForeverPeace'', which was unrelated (though a SpiritualSuccessor), also won both those awards. He has written over twenty-five novels, and many short stories. In 2010, he was declared a [[DamonKnightMemorialGrandMasterAward Grand Master]] by the Science Fiction Writers of America.

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Joe Haldeman is an American ScienceFiction writer who burst onto the scene with his controversial 1970s novel, ''Literature/TheForeverWar'', which was very loosely based on his experiences in the still-ongoing Vietnam War. The novel won both the {{Hugo|Award}} and {{Nebula UsefulNotes/{{Nebula Award}}s. His later novel, ''Literature/ForeverPeace'', which was unrelated (though a SpiritualSuccessor), also won both those awards. He has written over twenty-five novels, and many short stories. In 2010, he was declared a [[DamonKnightMemorialGrandMasterAward Grand Master]] by the Science Fiction Writers of America.



* ''Camouflage'' (winner of the NebulaAward)

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28th Sep '15 12:41:36 PM Lightblade
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* NudityEqualsHonesty: In ''Forever Peace'', the heroes discover that mentally linking humans for as long as a month will cause them to become "humanized" and turn pacifistic, even if they were serial killers or psychopaths. Towards the end a large group of war vets and refugees undergo the process, and when the complex is attacked they all strip naked and exit as a crowd to show they mean no harm.
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