Joe Haldeman Books In Order

Forever War Books In Order

  1. The Forever War (1974)
  2. Forever Peace (1997)
  3. Forever Free (1999)

Attar the Merman Books In Order

  1. Attar’s Revenge (1975)
  2. War of Nerves (1975)

Worlds Books In Order

  1. Worlds (1981)
  2. Worlds Apart (1983)
  3. Worlds Enough and Time (1992)

Marsbound Books In Order

  1. Marsbound (2008)
  2. Starbound (2009)
  3. Earthbound (2011)


  1. War Year (1972)
  2. Mindbridge (1976)
  3. 1968 (1984)
  4. Tool of the Trade (1987)
  5. The Long Habit of Living (1989)
  6. The Coming (2000)
  7. Guardian (2002)
  8. Camouflage (2004)
  9. Old Twentieth (2005)
  10. The Accidental Time Machine (2007)
  11. Work Done for Hire (2014)


  1. All My Sins Remembered (1977)
  2. Infinite Dreams (1978)
  3. There Is No Darkness (1983)
  4. Alien Stars (1985)
  5. Dealing in Futures (1985)
  6. Vietnam (1993)
  7. None So Blind (1996)
  8. A Separate War (2006)
  9. The Mars Girl / As Big as the Ritz (2016)


  1. More than the Sum of His Parts (1985)
  2. The Hemingway Hoax (1990)

Anthologies edited

  1. Cosmic Laughter (1974)
  2. Study War No More (1977)
  3. Body Armor (1986)
  4. Supertanks (1987)
  5. Spacefighters (1988)
  6. Future Weapons of War (2007)
  7. Visions of the Future (2015)

Non fiction

  1. War Years (1977)
  2. War Stories (1993)
  3. Conversations From the Edge: The Galaxy’s Edge Interviews (2019)

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Joe Haldeman Books Overview

The Forever War

Private William Mandella is a hero in spite of himself a reluctant conscript drafted into an elite military unit, and propelled through space and time to fight in a distant thousand year conflict. He never wanted to go to war, but the leaders on Earth have drawn a line in the interstellar sand despite the fact that their fierce alien enemy is unknowable, unconquerable, and very far away. So Mandella will perform his duties without rancor and even rise up through the military’s ranks…
if he survives. But the true test of his mettle will come when he returns to Earth. Because of the time dilation caused by space travel the loyal soldier is aging months, while his home planet is aging centuries and the difference will prove the saying: you never can go home…

Forever Peace

In the year 2043, the Ngumi War rages. Limited nuclear strikes have been used on Atlanta and two enemy cities, but the war goes on, fought by ‘soldierboys’ indestructible war machines operated by remote control by soldiers hundreds of miles away. Julian Class is one of these soldiers, and for him war is truly hell. The psychological strain of being jacked in to his soldierboy and the genocidal results are becoming too much to bear. Now he and his companion, Dr Amelia Harding, have made a terrifying scientific discovery, which could literally take the universe back to square one. Except that for Julian, the discovery isn’t so much terrifying as tempting…

Forever Free

The brilliant sequel to The Forever War, winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards. From Joe Haldeman, the all time master of military science fiction, comes the new novel set in the universe of his Hugo and Nebula Award winning classic The Forever War. An epic story about war, peace, and the price of freedom, Forever Free reintroduces readers to William Mandella who has been living peacefully on the planet called Middle Finger, a refuge for humans who refuse to become part of the group mind known as Man. But after decades of this peace, Mandella and others are tired of living like zoo animals. So they steal a starship and embark upon a voyage that will forever change their understanding of the universe…
and themselves.

Worlds Enough and Time

In the last volume of the parable of Earth’s destruction and humanity’s doomed flight from it, Mariane O’Hara frantically records the lives of her family and contemporaries when most of the earth’s history and literature is wiped out from computer banks.


A novel of the red planet from the Hugo and Nebula Award winning author of The Accidental Time Machine and Old Twentieth.

Young Carmen Dula and her family are about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime they re going to Mars.

Once on the Red Planet, however, Carmen realizes things are not so different from Earth. There are chores to do, lessons to learn, and oppressive authority figures to rebel against. And when she ventures out into the bleak Mars landscape alone one night, a simple accident leads her to the edge of death until she is saved by an angel an angel with too many arms and legs, a head that looks like a potato gone bad, and a message for the newly arrived human inhabitants of Mars:

We were here first.


A New from the Hugo, Nebula, and John W. Campbell Award winning author of Marsbound. Carmen Dula and her husband have spent six years travelling 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 more power than any could imagine and they will brook no insolence from the upstart human race.


‘One of science fiction’s most reliable practitioners’ San Francisco Chronicle continues his saga of space exploration. 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 nineteenthcentury technology, to reclaim the future that has been stolen from them.

The Coming

From the depths of space comes a startling message: ‘We’re Coming.’ On the brink of war and hysteria, Earth must prepare for the arrival. But the question still remains as to who or what will actually arrive…
‘His most successful and rewarding book in years.’ Jonathan Strahan, Locus ‘A large scale story that provides food for thought as well as fast paced action.’ Library Journal


Joe Haldeman has changed readers’ perceptions of science fiction and war through such groundbreaking novels as The Forever War and Forever Peace. Now, the author David Brin calls ‘one of the best prophetic writers of our times’ has crafted a tale in which the future of humanity is intertwined with the destiny of Rosa Tolliver an ordinary woman in the days after the Civil War, trying to make a new life for herself in the Alaska gold fields and feeling an odd sense of being watched.


With prose ‘as clear and engaging as his ideas’ New York Times Book Review, award winning author Joe Haldeman blends scientific fact and far seeing fiction as he pulls readers into a mind shattering undersea mystery from outer space…
An unidentified artifact, found seven miles below the surface of the sea, stumps the scientists examining it. But it calls out to the two immortal creatures who have wandered the Earth for centuries. Two creatures who have never crossed paths until now…

Old Twentieth

The passengers aboard the starship Ad Astra spend most of their time on the thousand year journey to Beta Hydrii within the virtual reality of twentieth century Earth. There, they can experience nostalgia for the hardship of a life they’ve since evolved beyond. But when people inside the virtual reality chamber start to die, engineer Jacob Brewer finds himself face to face with a sentient machine obsessed with humanity. It has put itself in charge of the ship. And it wants to talk to Jacob…

The Accidental Time Machine

Joe Haldeman ‘has quietly become one of the most important science fiction writers of our time’ Rocky Mountain News. Now he delivers a provocative novel of a man who stumbles upon the discovery of a lifetime or many lifetimes.

Grad school dropout Matt Fuller is toiling as a lowly research assistant at MIT when, while measuring subtle quantum forces that relate to time changes in gravity and electromagnetic force, his calibrator turns into a time machine. With a dead end job and a girlfriend who has left him for another man, Matt has nothing to lose taking a time machine trip himself or so he thinks.

All My Sins Remembered

Otto McGavin is peaceful and idealistic by nature, an Anglo Buddhist, who seeks employment with the Confederacion because he believes in it and its mission to protect the rights of humans and nonhumans. The only problem is that the Confederacion needs him as a Prime Operator for its secret service, the TBII, and the TBII wants Otto as a spy, a thief and an assassin. It’s not, of course, a problem for the Confederacion, which simply uses immersion therapy and hypnosis for Otto’s training, and then sends him out in deep cover on a variety of dangerous missions on a number of bizarre worlds. But for Otto, it’s a different matter: what he has to witness and what he is forced to do take a terrible toll on him…

There Is No Darkness

Science fiction paperback by Jack and Joe Haldeman.


Includes four Confederacion stories, five essays, and several poems. Color dustjacket art by Tom Kidd.

None So Blind

An award winning visionary and true master of worlds and wonders, the man whom author David Brin calls ‘one of the nest prophetic writers of our times’ once again demonstrates the breathtaking scope and startling power of his imagination transporting the reader across space and time, into the heart of darkness and the soul of madness. From the spinetingling 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 and ‘story poems’ featuring four HUGO and NEBULA Award winners, 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.

A Separate War

6 years of stories from the Hugo and Nebula Award winning author. Here are fifteen stories never before collected that tread upon familiar Haldeman territory, as well as explore the outer reaches of his phenomenal imagination.

Future Weapons of War

A volume of visions of future wars, fought with weapons out of nightmare, by today’s top writers of military science fiction, as well as some writers who are not usually associated with military SF, such as best selling writer Gregory Benford, and award winning author Kristine Katherine Rusch. Also present are Michael Z. Williamson, author of the strong selling novels Freehold and The Weapon, award winning author of Bolo Strike, William H. Keith, and more.

Through the centuries, weapons have changed radically, but the soldier has remained much the same. But in the future, soldiers, too, may undergo radical changes. As editor Joe Haldeman puts it, Weapons are an extension of the soldier, and also an extension of the culture or species that produced the soldier. And they are sometimes more dangerous to the soldier than the enemy…

War Stories

An omnibus of Joe Haldeman’s War Stories, this will be an important book that gives massive insight into Vietnam from the perspective of one of the finest science fiction writers in the field. Includes the stories ‘War Year,’ ‘1968,’ ‘Time Piece,’ ‘The Private War of Private Jacob,’ ‘To Howard Hughes: A Modest Proposal,’ ‘The Monster,’ ‘Graves,’ ‘A Separate War,’ and ‘Giza.’ Plus the long narrative poems ‘Saul’s Death’ and ‘DX’ as well as three essays by Haldeman about his experiences in Vietnam and about writing ‘The Forever War,’ ‘1968,’ ‘War Year,’ and short fiction.

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