THE FOREVER WAR. New York: St. Martin's Press, [1974, i.e. 1975]. Octavo, boards. First edition. Signed and dated 9 June 1979 by Haldeman on title page. "Tough, slick narrative of an interstellar war which lasts [over] 1000 years. To the soldier hero, it seems to last about ten years, thanks to the time-dilation effect of faster-than-light travel. Good, realistic, military SF which actually subverts many of the clichés of that category ... (he was a Vietnam veteran, which helped). Initially rejected by 18 publishers, it has since sold over a million copies." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), pp. 141-2. Haldeman's first SF novel. Winner of the 1975 Hugo award for best novel. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-479. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 360. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 813-8. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket (priced $7.95) with several faint scratches to rear panel (no loss of color) and just a touch of the almost inevitable rubbing to blue background ink, here limited to rear panel, mostly along rear spine fold. A nice copy. (#149213).
First printing so stated on copyright page. Correct dust jacket price is $7.95.