Separate War

I have to admit that I bought this book solely for the first story. What can I say? I'm a huge fan of Haldeman's Forever War (I think it's the best book he's ever written and an awesome contribution to the genre of Sci-fi) and the promise of delving back into that universe tantalized me so much that I jumped at the chance to shell out eight bucks for this paperback.

I wasn't really disappointed, per se, but I wasn't exactly impressed all that much either. Haldeman is a competent storyteller and he does well in smaller works (like the short story,) but nothing I read of his ever really seems to stand up to the greatness of Forever War. There are a lot of great pieces here that give fun and interesting visions of the future, (and its better than some of the anthologies I've read of other writers,) but I guess I was just left wanting more. an almost reluctant four out of five stars.

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