A Separate War and Other Stories by Joe Haldeman

By Joe Haldeman

Listed below are fifteen stories-never sooner than accrued- spanning 36 years of Joe Haldeman's award-winning writing...tales that tread upon common Haldeman territory, in addition to discover the outer reaches of his out of the ordinary mind's eye.

From the 1st brief tale Haldeman ever bought, "Out of Phase," to "A Separate War," which revisits a personality from his vintage novel The eternally War, to his own favourite, "For White Hill," according to a Shakespeare sonnet, this assortment will take readers on a trip via a writer's progress from suffering artist to 1 of the most desirable voices of his iteration. And notes at the tales on the finish of the quantity provides first-hand perception into the wit and knowledge that went into each one of Haldeman's works.

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In the morning the sun rises. At lunch it sets behind the mountain. In the early afternoon it rises once more. The cocks crow for the second time, and later the sun sets again. No. One peak. Metaphors should not be belaboured. This woman was in the village prison: she killed her husband because he beat her. This man is a doctor. All his debts have been forgiven. Hmm... This man is a farmer. She was freed by the Squire and the priest. ” Yes, a new character then. A hunchback perhaps, or a cripple, wandering the empty village, a bottle of fine wine in each hand.

I think he wants a job in the movies. No, I haven't seen a doctor yet. I doubt I shall. Reed was talking about patterns again. Inanna is Reed’s opposite. I heard them arguing, once, at a party, when I went to parties. She told him that there was no ultimate meaning to anything. All there ever was, was the illusion of order in the chaos. You heard I had begun writing again? Who told you that? No matter. Of course I'm not writing, Inanna. What point would there be in my writing? Sleep well. I put down the telephone.

What have we got? Never more than a hundred years until the end of our world. Perhaps. There's more to it than that, though. I see almost no one these days. I hurt too much, and I am working too hard. Some contact with the rest of the world is inevitable, however. Human beings are always living in the last days. You're talking about God, here? Reed lives in the flat above me. Earlier this evening he came down for a coffee. We carefully avoided the subject of my illness. In retrospect, it occurs to me that my illness might have been all we were talking about.

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