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Title: The Forever War Title Record # 1911
Author: Joe Haldeman
Date: 1975-01-00
Type: NOVEL
Series: Forever War
Series Number: 1
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Note: The 1972 novella "Hero" forms the basis for the section entitled "Private Mandella". The 1975 novella "End Game" is the basis for the final section. Contento says the novel is "composed of four previously published stories".
Synopsis: The Earth's leaders have drawn a line in the interstellar sand, despite the fact that the fierce alien enemy they would oppose is inscrutable, unconquerable, and very far away. (WorldCat)
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1976Translated by Gérard Lebec possibly revised by Diane Brower for the J'ai Lu publications.
French La guerre éternelle
1977 Italian Guerra eterna
1978Translated by Bob van Laerhoven
Dutch De Eeuwige Oorlog
1978Translated by Edith Zilli
Spanish La guerra interminable
1978Translated by Walter Brumm
German Der ewige Krieg
1990 Finnish Loputon sota
1997Hungarian translation: Hoppán Eszter
Hungarian Örök háború
2000New translation by Birgit Reß-Bohusch, using the previously established title
German Der ewige Krieg
2015Translated by Patrick Imbert
French La guerre éternelle

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
The Forever War 1975-01-00 Joe Haldeman St. Martin's Press   $7.95 236
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel  
The Forever War 1975-09-00 Joe Haldeman Weidenfeld & Nicolson 0-297-77001-2 £3.50 236
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Nick Sutton  
The Forever War 1976-00-00 Joe Haldeman Orbit / Futura 0-86007-882-5 £0.65 236
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Patrick Woodroffe Checkmark
La guerre éternelle 1976-00-00 Joe Haldeman OPTA (OPTA - Anti-mondes #28) 2-7201-0078-1   253
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel Jacques Bellenger Checkmark
The Forever War 1976-01-00 Joe Haldeman Ballantine Books 0-345-24767-1 $1.50 218
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Murray Tinkelman Checkmark
The Forever War 1976-01-00 Joe Haldeman Ballantine Books 0-345-24767-1 C$1.50 218
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Murray Tinkelman Checkmark
The Forever War 1976-03-00 Joe Haldeman Orbit / Futura 0-86007-882-5 £0.60 236
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Patrick Woodroffe  
The Forever War 1976-06-00 Joe Haldeman Ballantine Books 0-345-24767-1 $1.50 218
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Murray Tinkelman Checkmark
The Forever War 1976-10-00 Joe Haldeman Orbit / Futura 0-86007-882-5 £0.85 236
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Checkmark
The Forever War 1976-11-00 Joe Haldeman Ballantine Books 0-345-25798-7 $1.75 218
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Murray Tinkelman Checkmark
Guerra eterna 1977-01-00 Joe Haldeman Editrice Nord (Cosmo Collana di Fantascienza #59)   2,000 Lit iv+
182
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Patrick Woodroffe  
The Forever War 1977-08-00 Joe Haldeman Orbit 0-86007-882-5 £0.75 236
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Patrick Woodroffe  
The Forever War 1977-12-00 Joe Haldeman Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-27579-9 $1.95 218
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Murray Tinkelman Checkmark
De Eeuwige Oorlog 1978-00-00 Joe Haldeman Elmar (Elmar SF #2) 90-6120-134-9   232
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel Tais Teng Checkmark
La guerra interminable 1978-00-00 Joe Haldeman Edhasa (Nebulae (2ª época) #22) 84-350-0191-1   237
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel Nelson Leiva  
Der ewige Krieg 1978-01-00 Joe Haldeman Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3572) 3-453-30467-5 DM 4.80 237
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Karel Thole  
The Forever War 1978-08-00 Joe Haldeman Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-27579-9 $1.95 218
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Murray Tinkelman Checkmark
The Forever War 1981-04-00 Joe Haldeman Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-30148-X $2.50 218
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Murray Tinkelman Checkmark
Der ewige Krieg 1981-12-00 Joe Haldeman Heyne (Bibliothek der Science Fiction Literatur #2) 3-453-30467-5 DM 6.80 300
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Ian Craig Checkmark
The Forever War 1982-10-00 Joe Haldeman Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-31020-9 $2.75 218
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Murray Tinkelman Checkmark
Der ewige Krieg 1983-00-00 Joe Haldeman Heyne (Bibliothek der Science Fiction Literatur #2) 3-453-30467-5 DM 6.80 300
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Ian Craig  
The Forever War 1984-00-00 Joe Haldeman Orbit 0-86007-882-5 £2.25 236
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Patrick Woodroffe Checkmark
The Forever War 1984-12-00 Joe Haldeman Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-32489-7 $2.95 236
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Murray Tinkelman  
La guerre éternelle 1985-01-10 Joe Haldeman J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #1769) 2-277-21769-7   283
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Donald Grant Checkmark
The Forever War 1986-00-00 Joe Haldeman Futura      
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel  
The Forever War 1988-00-00 Joe Haldeman The Easton Press (The Masterpieces of Science Fiction)     [10]+
236
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Checkmark
The Forever War 1988-04-00 Joe Haldeman Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-32489-7 $2.95 218
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Murray Tinkelman  
The Forever War 1988-04-00 Joe Haldeman Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-32489-7 $2.95 218
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Murray Tinkelman  
The Forever War 1988-09-00 Joe Haldeman Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-32489-7 $3.50 218
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Murray Tinkelman  
The Forever War 1990-00-00 Joe Haldeman Orbit / Futura 0-86007-882-5 £3.50 236
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Patrick Woodroffe Checkmark
Loputon sota 1990-00-00 Joe Haldeman Book Studio (Galaxy scifi #2) 951-611-366-4   253
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel Kari T. Leppänen Checkmark
La guerre éternelle 1990-04-27 Joe Haldeman J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #1769) 2-277-21769-7   283
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Donald Grant Checkmark
The Forever War 1991-05-00 Joe Haldeman Avon Books 0-380-70821-3 $3.50 230
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Dorian Vallejo  
Der ewige Krieg 1992-00-00 Joe Haldeman Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3572) 3-453-30467-5 DM 8.80 299
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel  
Guerra eterna 1996-12-00 Joe Haldeman Editrice Nord (Cosmo Serie Oro. Classici della Narrativa di Fantascienza #159) 88-429-0944-0 22,000 Lit vi+
182
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel Ken Kelly  
Örök háború 1997-00-00 Joe Haldeman Valhalla Páholy 963-9039-17-9 599Ft 295
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
novel  
The Forever War 1997-08-00 Joe Haldeman Avon / SFBC 1-56865-432-4 $9.98 203
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Dorian Vallejo Checkmark
The Forever War 1997-08-00 Joe Haldeman AvoNova 0-380-70821-3 $5.99 254
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Jean Pierre Targete  
The Forever War 1999-01-00 Joe Haldeman Millennium / Orion (Millennium / Gollancz SF Masterworks #1) 1-85798-808-6 £6.99 254
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel Chris Moore Checkmark
The Forever War 1999-05-00 Joe Haldeman AvoNova 0-380-70821-3 $6.99 x+
254
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Jean Pierre Targete Checkmark
The Forever War 2000-00-00 Joe Haldeman Millennium / Orion (Millennium / Gollancz SF Masterworks #1) 1-85798-808-6 £6.99 254
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel Chris Moore Checkmark
Der ewige Krieg 2000-03-00 Joe Haldeman Heyne (Meisterwerke der Science Fiction) 3-453-16414-8 DM 16.00 [1]+
330
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Ian Craig Checkmark
The Forever War 2001-10-00 Joe Haldeman Gollancz (Gollancz SF Masterworks (HC) #IX) 0-575-07318-7 £14.99 254
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Chris Moore Checkmark
The Forever War 2003-09-00 Joe Haldeman Eos / HarperCollins 0-06-051086-2 $13.95 vi+
277+
[1]
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel Jim Burns Checkmark
Guerra eterna 2003-11-00 Joe Haldeman Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Urania Collezione #10) 10 €4.90 302
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Franco Brambilla  
The Forever War 2004-00-00 Joe Haldeman Gollancz / Orion (Millennium / Gollancz SF Masterworks #1) 1-85798-808-6 £6.99 254
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel Chris Moore Checkmark
Der ewige Krieg 2004-00-00 Joe Haldeman Heyne (Meisterwerke der Science Fiction) 3-453-16414-8 €8.00 [1]+
330
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Ian Craig Checkmark
The Forever War 2005-05-00 Joe Haldeman Science Fiction Book Club (SFBC 50th Anniversary Collection #19) 0-7394-5343-2 $12.99 229
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Bruce Jensen Checkmark
The Forever War 2006-08-01 Joe Haldeman Gollancz 0-575-07908-8 £7.99 x+
271+
2
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel Marc Adams Checkmark
Peace and War 2006-11-00 Joe Haldeman Gollancz / Orion 0-575-07919-3 £7.99 697
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
omni Dominic Harman  
The Forever War 2009-02-00 Joe Haldeman St. Martin's Griffin 978-0-312-53663-3 $14.95 xviii+
265
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel Checkmark
The Forever War 2010-03-29 Joe Haldeman Gollancz (Gollancz SF Masterworks (II)) 978-0-575-09414-7 £7.99 xi+
234
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel  
La guerre éternelle 2010-04-29 Joe Haldeman J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #1769) 978-2-290-30825-7 €4.80 283
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Christian Volckman Checkmark
The Forever War 2011-07-06 Joe Haldeman Ridan Publishing 978-0-312-53663-3 $4.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
novel  
The Forever War 2011-09-29 Joe Haldeman Gateway / Orion 978-0-575-11144-8 £4.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
novel  
The Forever War 2012-08-29 Joe Haldeman Ridan Publishing 978-1-937475-20-8 $4.95  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
novel  
The Forever War 2013-02-01 Joe Haldeman Centipede Press 978-1-933618-91-3 $225.00 289
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Jim Burns Checkmark
Der ewige Krieg 2014-05-00 Joe Haldeman Heyne (Die große Heyne Science-Fiction Jubiläumsedition) 978-3-453-31597-6 €8.99 394
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Valentina Montagna Checkmark
The Forever War 2014-12-02 Joe Haldeman Open Road Integrated Media (Iconic ebooks) 978-1-4976-9235-0 $11.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
novel  
The Forever War 2014-12-02 Joe Haldeman Open Road Integrated Media 978-1-4976-9556-6 $7.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
novel  
La guerre éternelle 2015-03-11 Joe Haldeman J'ai Lu (Nouveaux Millénaires) 978-2-290-10497-2   345
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel Fotolia  
The Forever War date unknown Joe Haldeman Avon Eos 0-380-70821-3 $6.99 xii+
254
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Jean Pierre Targete Checkmark
The Forever War date unknown Joe Haldeman Gollancz / Orion (Millennium / Gollancz SF Masterworks #1) 1-85798-808-6 £6.99 254
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel Chris Moore Checkmark
The Forever War date unknown Joe Haldeman Avon Books 0-380-70821-3 $5.99 230
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Dorian Vallejo  
The Forever War date unknown Joe Haldeman Avon Eos 0-380-70821-3 $5.99 xii+
254
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel Jean Pierre Targete Checkmark
The Forever War date unknown Joe Haldeman Gollancz (Gollancz SF Masterworks (II)) 978-0-575-09414-7 £7.99 xi+
240
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel Chris Moore Checkmark
Peace and War date unknown Joe Haldeman Gollancz / Orion 0-575-07919-3 £7.99 697
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
omni Dominic Harman Checkmark
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