16 May, 2010

Giveaway: The Forever War, by Joe Haldeman

The Forever War [US][UK] is the book which simultaneously broke my addiction to epic fantasy and introduced me to science fiction. A strange place to start, some might argue, but one which I found and still find increadibly enjoyable. Mark at Walker of Worlds ran a Science Fiction Appreciation Month in which his favorite author, Peter F. Hamilton (another great SF author), wrote a short essay on the enduring quality of Haldeman's Forever War and its most deserved spot as a modern classic of science fiction literature.

After reading Peter's incisive analysis, I immediately proceeded to tear through my shelves in search of the book, determined to rearead it before the sun set. Needless to say, the Forever War was MIA and a quick run to the local B&N ensued. Four hours later, my freakishly strong urge to read the book was satiated and so was I. Did I mention that it is fairly short?

So, before blindly entering the giveaway check out my old review of The Forever War and see if you are interested. Now, if you still are, follow the exceedingly simple directions below.

How to Enter This Giveaway

E-mail me your name and address, with "FOREVER WAR" as the subject of the email. Snarky comments in your entry increase your chances of winning and win bonus entries for future giveaways. The giveaway is open worldwide as long as delivery doesn't require the mounting of an expedition into remote wilderness.