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Worlds (1981)

by Joe Haldeman

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Wildly inconsistent. Some of the best genre fiction as writing that I've read in years combined with some of the worst. ( )
  g026r | Dec 29, 2010 |
Haldeman looks into the future & sees many splinter cultures moving into artificial satellites around the Earth. Our civilization is further splintered by colonies on the moon & other celestial bodies. Earth isn't in great shape & we're given a tour by our heroine from one of the splinter colonies.Lots of action & adventure while exploring how our civilization has changed in a century (published in 1981 & the story takes place in 2084). Maybe he bit off a bit bigger bite than he should have. It drags in places & he goes a little wild in others, so as much as I enjoyed it, it really isn't a top notch book. Not like [b:The Forever War|21611|The Forever War|Joe Haldeman|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1167322714s/21611.jpg|423] or [b:All My Sins Remembered|362801|All My Sins Remembered (Gollancz SF S.)|Joe Haldeman|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1174107744s/362801.jpg|1851650]. Still, it's better than the average SF book & his civilization is a credible, scary look at the future. ( )
  jimmaclachlan | Sep 25, 2009 |
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  mcolpitts | Jul 31, 2009 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Joe Haldemanprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Di Fate, VincentCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Harris, JohnCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Holzrichter, BerndTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sabaté, HernánTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vallejo, BorisCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Epigraph
you shall above all things be glad and young
For if you’re young,whatever life you wear

it will become you;and if you are glad
whatever’s living will yourself become.
Girlboys may nothing more than boygirls need:
i can entirely her only love

whose any mystery makes every man’s
flesh put space on;and his mind take off time

that you should ever think,may god forbid
and(in his mercy)your true lover spare:
for that way knowledge lies,the foetal grave
called progress,and negation’s dead undoom.

I’d rather learn from one bird how to sing
than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance

—e. e. cummings
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This is for Kirby, finally.
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You can't know space unless you were born there.
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