Gateway Essentials: Joe Haldeman

Joe Haldeman was born in Oklahoma in 1943 and studied physics and astronomy before serving as a combat engineer in Vietnam, where he was severely wounded and won a Purple Heart. The Forever War was his first SF novel and it won both the Hugo and Nebula awards, a feat which Forever Peace repeated. He is also the author of, among others, Mindbridge, All My Sins Remembered, Worlds, Worlds Apart and Worlds Enough and Time. He is the winner of 5 Hugos, 5 Nebulas, a World Fantasy Award, a James Tiptree, Jr and a John W. Campbell Memorial Award, and in 2010 he was given the SFWA Grand Master Award.

If you want to begin exploring Joe Haldeman’s writing (and we assume you do – why wouldn’t you?!), theres no better place to start than The Forever War.

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After that, you’ll want his Gateway Essentials – probably begining with sequels Forever Peace and Forever Free, and then moving on to such gems as the ‘Worlds’ trilogy (Worlds, Worlds Apart and Worlds Enough and Time.), Mindbridge and The Accidental Time Machine.

You can find these and more of Joe Haldeman’s works via his Author page on the SF Gateway website and read about him in his entry in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.