THE FOREVER WAR - INSCRIBED TO JERRY WEIST
Place Published: New York
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Date Published: 1974
Edition: First Edition
Book Id: 539
First Printing. Octavo (21.25cm); black cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; ,236pp. Inscribed by Haldeman to author and noted science fiction collector Jerry Weist on the title page: "This copy of The Forever War is for Jerry, at WorldCon 2011 - Joe Haldeman." A few faint foxed spots to text edges, else Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $7.95), with some pinpoint wear to extremities and a faint, horizontal shadow from old-style jacket protector along flaps; Near Fine. Together with a color photograph of the author and two unidentified women holding a copy of The Forever War at a November 1999 event.
A contemplative story of soldiers fighting and interstellar war between humanity and an enigmatic species. Due to time relativity and dilation, the soldiers return after centuries away from home only to face new and more difficult challenges and adjustments. Winner of the Nebula, Hugo, and Locus awards between 1975-76.