The Forever War

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Haldeman, Joe (Joseph W.). The Forever War. New York: St. Martin's, 1974. New York: Ballantine, 1974. Fix-up of stories in Analog, 1972-74. New York: Avon, 1997. "The Author's Preferred Edition …]". For the complex bibliographic questions raised by The Forever War in its various incarnations, see Richard D. Erlich's "The Forever War (1972-75, 1975/76, 1997) and Forever Peace (1997): Haldeman's Variations on a Theme by Haldeman." In Flashes of the Fantastic (Selected Proceedings of the 19th Annual International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts). Ed. David Ketterer. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2004: 109-31; ch. 9.[1]

The "fighting suits" of the United Nations Exploratory Force are marvelous (but dangerous for the wearer) cocoonlike extensions of the human form replete with defenses, protection devices, and weaponry for working and fighting at temperatures near absolute zero. See R. Heinlein, Starship Troopers, below. FW is discussed L. Heldreth in "In Search of the Ultimate Weapon," q.v. under Literary Criticism; and by R. D. Erlich, in the work cited above.[[2]]