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Review: The Forever War by Joe Haldeman

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The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
1974, Ballantine Books

Review Summary: Haldeman’s The Forever War isn’t bad reading, and brings up some interesting ideas about waging an interstellar war where one would spend the majority of one’s time travelling at near light-speed just to reach relevant warp points. A decent short novel, though I’m at a loss as to why one finds it referenced in so many places – surely it has some historical significance in the progression of the genre, but overall its not that great of a novel.

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Review: A Fine and Private Place by Peter S. Beagle

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A Fine and Private Place by Peter S. Beagle
1960, Ballantine Books

Review Summary: It is definitely a novel of an earlier time, but at the same time the characters are such that the novel has a touch of timelessness about it as well. Or perhaps its just the pacing I’m reacting to, as Beagle shows a unique touch in bringing an otherworldly sense of unhurriedness to the novel that dovetails remarkably well with the subject matter.

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