Joe Haldeman

  • Born 1943 in Oklahoma City; grew up mostly in Anchorage, Alaska and Bethesda, Maryland.
  • BS physics & astronomy, MFA writing.
  • Vietnam draftee 1968-69, Purple Heart
  • Writer since 1970, part-time professor at MIT since 1983.
  • Married to Mary Gay (Potter) Haldeman since 1965 (A long time for the sixties generation!).
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New Novel!

Will be available January 7, 2014.  Order in advance from Amazon:
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Work Done For Hire


Work Done For Hire, Kindle

New Book!

New story collection.

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Recent Book Releases 

 The Forever War is now available as a Kindle Edition from  None So Blind: A Short Story Collection is available as an audiobook. 

Carmen Dula and her family ride the space elevator fifty thousand miles straight up, and that's just the first adventure in their voyage to Mars. Carmen, like other girls her age, is ready for experimentation, but the discoveries that await her in the red dust are like nothing any human has experienced before.

Marsbound is the first in a trilogy. Coming soon, Starbound, with Earthbound to follow.

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Carmen Dula and her husband have spent six years traveling to a distant solar system that is home to the enigmatic, powerful race known as "The Others," in the hopes of finding enough common purpose between their species to forge a delicate truce.

By the time Carmen and her party return, fifty years have been consumed by relativity-and the Earthlings have not been idle, building a massive flotilla of warships to defend Earth against The Others. But The Others have their own plans.

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The mysterious alien Others have prohibited humans from space travel-destroying Earth's fleet of starships in a display of unimaginable power. Now Carmen Dula, the first human to encounter Martians and then the mysterious Others, and her colleagues struggle to find a way, using nineteenth century technology, to reclaim the future that has been stolen from them.

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