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Worlds Paperback – Bargain Price, March 28, 2002
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From Publishers Weekly
In this reissue of Hugo and Nebula award-winner Joe Haldeman's 1955 novel, Worlds, humanity's best hope rests in the Worlds, the 41 satellites orbiting Earth that house half a million people. Meanwhile, a brewing revolution on Earth threatens nothing less than the planet's destruction.
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About the Author
Joe Haldeman was born in Oklahoma in 1943 and studied physics and astronomy before serving as a combat engineer in Vietnam, where he was severely wounded and won a Purple Heart. THE FOREVER WAR, his first sf novel, was awarded both the Nebula and the Hugo, as was the later FOREVER PEACE. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Haldeman's writing style is different than most. It alternates between third person and first person, and in some cases even second person views. It's very technical at times, without being lost to the details. If you understand the science, or even have any familiarity with it, the details there are enough to really make you think, BUT, even if you're not, he doesn't get so hung up on the details that the reader would get confused.
What would you do if your entire world, everything you think you know, was suddenly turned upside down? Read this and find out. The first two books are pretty straightforward, the third, well it takes you places you never expected to visit.
I HIGHLY recommend it.
The second book of the trilogy, "Worlds Apart," is told in two parts: Marianne O’Hara on the New New York orbital world trying to decided what to do, and her ex-husband Jeff Hawking keeping alive in a radically altered Florida. The series appears to reach a good stopping point here, but Haldeman added one more.
The third book in the Trilogy, "Worlds Enough and Time," written some years after "Worlds Apart," is the story of the colonists' trip to a habitable planet orbiting Epsilon Eridani, as well as what happens to them after they arrive. As with the rest of the series, it centers around Marianne O’Hara who is still a pivotal figure in everything. In this book also, the ending is something of a surprise, a major departure from the tone set by the rest of the book. Although it doesn't happen quite so suddenly and quickly as in "Worlds"—we are eased into it a bit, and Haldeman spends more time on it.
All in all, it was an okay read. But if I had to buy the trilogy again, I probably wouldn't do it.