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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (91 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joe Haldeman Narrator: Tom Weiner Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2012 ISBN: 9781455191420
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An award-winning visionary and true master of worlds and wonders, the man whom author David Brin calls “one of the best prophetic writers of our times,” once again demonstrates the breathtaking scope and startling power of his imagination, transporting listeners across space and time, into the heart of darkness and the soul of madness.

From the spine-tingling account of an intergalactic poacher’s rite of passage to an erotic and ultimately uplifting modern fable of inner scars and otherworldly transformation, here are fifteen remarkable tales, including the classic novella The Hemingway Hoax. These are stories that sing with a unique and haunting voice—stories of war’s monsters, of brutal art and lost stars, and a brief, miraculous moment called childhood, when a young girl can actually fly.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A stunner…Rich in characterization and insights into the creative process…The introduction and notes that round out the collection say much about the process of turning ideas into stories—a transformation at which, apparently, Haldeman is still a master.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Enough vision to rock the cosmos…Written with a powerful clarity and a subtle imagination.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Throughout, the richly drawn characters are generally ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. A strong contender for SF collections, this will work in general short story collections as well.”

    Library Journal

  • “Impressive…[Haldeman] is at his best when his attention is fully engaged—Hemingway, Vietnam, alienation—and when he allows his own hopes and fears to communicate to the reader.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe Osborne | 11/26/2013

    " Excellent short story collection of Haldeman's best and most award winning stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike Scott | 11/10/2013

    " A collection of short stories by Joe Haldeman, I absolutely loved them! The Hemingway story was awesome. I had never heard of Joe Haldeman before, I will most certainly be looking for more of his work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leonard Jacobs | 7/12/2013

    " While looking for the Forever War at my local library I stumbled on this collection short stores. Entertaining and imaginative & a great holdover until Forever War comes back available. And it is great to read a physical book after reading a number of eBooks on my Nook. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 6/20/2013

    " A collection of short stories including the novella "The Hemingway Hoax." All were very readable. Some were slightly pointless in my opinion, but others made up for it. His straightforward style makes for easy and quick reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessi | 4/19/2013

    " Haldeman is such a good writer. I liked every story in this collection, especially "The Hemingway Hoax." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mush | 3/27/2013

    " Great collection of short sci-fi. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dev | 11/26/2012

    " Haldeman is an excellent storyteller. Interested more in the people than what they create. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 11/23/2012

    " Not his best but another solid sci-fi entry by Haldeman. Good short stories and the novella, "The Hemingway Hoax" was great. "

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About the Author
Author Joe Haldeman

Joe Haldeman is an American author of award-winning science fiction and nonfiction works and a part-time professor at MIT. He earned a BS in physics and astronomy, as well as an MFA in writing. Drafted into the military, he served in Vietnam as a combat engineer in 1968 and 1969, was severely wounded, and earned a Purple Heart. His experience in war and in returning to civilian life are themes he uses in much of his writing. He is the author of numerous novels and several series, including the Forever War series. His science fiction has earned many awards, including five Hugo Awards, five Nebula Awards, a John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, a Locus Award, three Rhysling Awards, a World Fantasy Award, and a James Tiptree Jr. Award. Haldeman was named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America in 2009, received the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award for lifetime achievement in 2010, and was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2012.

About the Narrator

Tom Weiner, a dialogue director and voice artist best known for his roles in video games and television shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Transformers, is the winner of eight Earphones Awards and Audie Award finalist. He is a former member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.