The Forever War series

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The Forever War series is a series of science fiction novels by Joe Haldeman. Not all of them take place in the same future universe.

The Forever War series[edit]

  • The Forever War (1974)
  • Forever Peace (1997) (while thematically linked to the previous novel, Forever Peace is not actually a sequel : it is an entirely separate work, although published in a combined volume titled Peace and War with The Forever War and Forever Free)
  • Forever Free (1999)

Description[edit]

Forever Peace, while thematically linked to the previous novel The Forever War, is an entirely separate work.

Forever Free is a proper sequel to The Forever War, continuing the story of that novel's main characters Mandella and Marygay Potter.

The Forever War and Forever Peace both received the Hugo[1][2] and the Nebula[2][3] Awards for Best Novel.

Publication[edit]

Sections of The Forever War were originally published in Analog Magazine as four shorter works; "Hero", "We Are Very Happy Here", "This Best of All Possible Worlds", and "End Game". "You Can Never Go Back" was published in Amazing Stories and eventually became part of the paperback version of the novel.

Adaptation[edit]

In 1988, The Forever War was adapted with art by Marvano into a three-part graphic novel also titled The Forever War. It was originally published in Belgium and France in 1988 then released in an American edition in 1991. Translations have appeared in Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Swedish and Polish.

Short story[edit]

"A Separate War", a 1999 Haldeman short story which follows the adventures of Marygay Potter after she and Mandella are separated in the last years of the Forever War, appeared in Far Horizons (edited by Robert Silverberg) and in Haldeman's short-story collection A Separate War and Other Stories (2006). It has also appeared as a graphic novel.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1976 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-08-05. 
  2. ^ a b "1998 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-08-05. 
  3. ^ "1975 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-08-05. 

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