Forever peace /

by Haldeman, Joe W.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Ace Books, 1997Edition: 1st ed.Description: 326 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0441004067 :.Title notes: c.1 $21.95 2-98Subject(s): Imaginary wars and battles -- Fiction | Science fiction | War stories | Psychological fiction
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In the year 2043, the Ngumi War has raged for eight years. Limited nuclear strikes have been used-on Atlanta and San Diego-but the war goes on, fought by "soldierboys"-indestructible war machines run by brain links to human 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.But 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...

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Library Journal Review

Veteran sf writer Haldeman views this novel not as a continuation of but as a follow-up to the problems raised in his highly acclaimed 1975 novel, Forever War. In the Universal Welfare State in 2043, draftees and volunteers link their brains to "soldierboy" war machines that do the actual fighting hundreds of miles away. Black physics professor and linked draftee Julian Class; his white mentor and lover, Dr. Amelia Harding; and her colleague Peter discover that the high-profile Jupiter Project is about to re-create the Big Bang that will destroy the solar system. The original 20 survivors of an experiment to link brains via implanted jacks discover they can turn people into pacifists by linking them for two weeks. Together with Julian and Amelia, the group stays one jump ahead of assassins as they try to stop the project and pacify key figures. At once a hard science, military, and political thriller, this book presents a thoughtful and hopeful solution to ending war in the 21st century. Essential for sf collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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