Forever Peace

Forever Peace

Book - 1997
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Baker & Taylor
In 2043, the war is still raging on and life on Earth is slowly coming to an end, but when Julian and his lover, Dr. Amelia Harding, make a great scientific discovery, they quickly devise a plan to end the destruction by stopping the indestructible war machines once and for all.

Blackwell North Amer
In the year 2043, the Ngumi War rages. Limited nuclear strikes have been used on Atlanta and two enemy cities, but the war goes on, fought by "soldierboys" - indestructible war machines run by remote control by 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.
Now 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.

Baker
& Taylor

In 2043, with war still raging on and life on Earth slowly coming to an end, Julian and his lover, Dr. Amelia Harding, make a great scientific discovery and quickly devise a plan to end the destruction by stopping the war machines once and for all

Publisher: New York : Ace Books, 1997
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780441004065
0441004067
9780441005666
0441005667
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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