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Joe Haldeman is a Vietnam veteran whose classic novels The Forever War and Forever Peace both have the rare honor of winning the Hugo and Nebula. Editorial Reviews. From Booklist. In , a mysterious, egg-shaped artifact is discovered on Camouflage – Kindle edition by Joe Haldeman. Download it once. Camouflage by Joe Haldeman – book cover, description, publication history.

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The End of All Things. It assisted Dr Mengele in his Auschwitz experiments and, becoming aware of the more restrained being, determines to destroy it so as to remain at the top of the food chain.

All in all, there were a quite a few enjoyable parts of this book, but they don’t really come together very well.

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Emotion and death seem to be characteristi What makes you human? Then real people discover an engineered artifact deep under jle ocean. Not that I blame him.

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Also, is a nuclear reactor really such a complicated device as to cause one science fiction writer after another to write nonsense about it? The changeling escapes Bataan and spends years swimming back to America as a shark; meanwhile, the chameleon enjoys war atrocities and becomes assistant to Josef Mengele at Birkenau.

The writing is tight, almost Crichtonishly so. Science fiction and popular literature frequently use the term “neutronium” to refer to a highly dense phase of matter composed primarily of neutrons. As always, Haldeman delivers a pacy, interesting and thoughtful story. Either way, Camouflage could have used some extra time on the drawing board. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.


Dec 14, Fred Hughes rated it it was amazing. It spent thousands of years as other sea creatures including killer sharks and whales. The author, Haldeman, has apparently won several awards for multiple books.

It’s a wonderful stand-alone novel that will introduce you to a great author. The word was coined by scientist Andreas von Antropoff in before the discovery of the neutron for the conjectured “element of atomic number zero” that he placed at the head of the periodic table.

Be the first to discover new camuflage Everest, I’m guessing that incense contains no neutronium.

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Haldeman needs to return to the drawing board to create a better story. Apr 13, Greg Strandberg rated it it was amazing Shelves: Neither knows about the other, and neither can remember where they came jaldeman.

Camouflage is another excellent, interesting, and exciting novel by Joe Haldeman. Oct 10, Rps rated it really liked it. A Closed and Common Orbit.

I understand that Joe Haldeman, too, needs to pay rent and shop at supermarkets, but did he really have to write a pastiche of year-old pulp fiction? Chapters alternate between the stories of the changeling and its various lives over decades; of Russ’s attempts to decipher the artifact; and of the chameleon, whose story begins in Eurasia in camouflafe Pre-Christian Era.


Haldeman and Marvano collaborated on adapting the rest of the novels in the series, and have since gone on to other stories like ‘Dallas Bar’. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: Published August by Ace first published August Aug 06, Zerthimon rated it liked it Shelves: There was a problem adding your email address.

The chameleon “was always a man, and usually a brute. Library Journal wrote, “With his customary economy of words, Haldeman The Forever War examines the differences and similarities between human and nonhuman nature as his protagonists face possible destruction. Nebula Award for Best Novel. Rae fights the chameleon, but almost loses the battle while trying to protect Russ. The humans camouflagr all forgettable.

The changeling has eidetic memoryso these tasks are easy; human psychology baffles it. Paging Through the Noteworthy Books of “.

End of an Era. Hoping for material gain, a secret halde,an is assembled to ‘salvage’ it and investigate it. Feb 13, Harvey rated it it was amazing. I had been kind of put off Haldeman by Forever Peace, which is a later book but one that I didn’t warm to.