Talk:Joe Haldeman

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Robot Jox[edit]

I've heard Joe say that he wasn't entirely happy with Robot Jox, but I don't think I ever heard him state he wanted his name removed from it; he's never been reluctant to talk about it, nor to acknowledge his work on it-- if there's a source for this, feel free to revert my edit and quote the source. Geoffrey.landis 02:06, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

'not Joseph'[edit]

Unless his name is really "Joe (not Joseph) William Haldeman" I propose removing the parenthetical statement from the lead sentence. The "not Joseph" should either go in a sentence of its own (such as "His full first name is Joe, not Joseph, just as his brother's is Jack, not John"), or, if that seems too loquacious/trivial, it should be placed in an internal comment to editors.--NapoliRoma 05:07, 3 November 2007 (UTC)

Parents Occupation[edit]

The moves his family made when he was a child could indicate a military family. Was he a "military brat" or was there some other reason for the moves? ("Military brat" is a term of affection in the military world, not derogatory). Sean7phil (talk) 20:21, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

NPR interview addition[edit]

As per my edit summary - I removed the sentence that was cited to the April 14, 2011 NPR interview about Haldeman's not knowing the fate of other members of his platoon (yes, it is in there), because it seems to be a random addition, not more notable than other material in the interview or in other interviews, and a level of detail not consonant with the rest of that section. Just because we can source something doesn't make it notable. Is there some special significance to this point in relation to his life or writing of War Year or any other work, for example? And if so, do we have some (preferably third party) sourcing that makes the connection? Tvoz/talk 08:16, 15 April 2011 (UTC)

Can you provide a timestamp for where in the interview this was located? (Specifically, the "Decades later he found out that in fact not one soldier had died in the attack, but every one of the survivors had lost one or more limbs" part) I listened to the interview before the edit and didn't hear anything supporting the sentence removed. It is possible that I overlooked it since it's not a short interview and it's broken up by guest callers, in which case I apologize for the oversight. I guess it's not really an issue if the information isn't going to be reinserted, but if it is it would be REALLY nice to have a reference that's verifiable. Alereon (talk) 08:39, 19 April 2011 (UTC)
Since then, a transcript was posted here - the quote is about 2/3 of the way down. But I don't think it warrants inclusion in the article in that form - no special significance is give to this point, as I said above. Tvoz/talk 00:08, 20 April 2011 (UTC)

Not knowing the fate of fellow platoon members in war isn't notable? My God.

Most feeling people would realize that is profoundly notable. Since Haldeman is among the majority of humans who feel, I'm sure that "not knowing" haunts him. 69.171.160.49 (talk) 15:06, 11 September 2011 (UTC)

"Mars"[edit]

Is there some reason the Marsbound series is labeled the "Mars" series? On the books themselves they say "a Marsbound novel" I'm changing it, absent objection. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.234.192.163 (talk) 01:38, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Sounds reasonable to use the series name printed on the books. Reify-tech (talk) 01:59, 13 April 2014 (UTC)