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New deals hatch every day! Guardian. This book is dedicated to my brother Jay, who (as Jack C. Haldeman II) wrote eight science fiction novels and over a hundred short stories-and also dedicated to.

New deals hatch every day! Guardian. Alaska, where we had the good fortune to live as children. The state is calling itself our last, best hope now, which may or may not be true.

Joe Haldeman is a renowned American science fiction author whose works are heavily influenced by his experiences serving in the Vietnam War and his subsequent readjustment to civilian life. Haldeman was born on June 9, 1943, to Jack and Lorena Haldeman. His older brother was author Jack C. Haldeman II.

A "story of the near future" from a Hugo and Nebula Award winner-and one of the most prestigious science fiction writers ever. At the end of the 21st century, many people believe the only real hope for humanity lies in the Worlds: 41 orbiting satellites housing half a million people. The discovery of a remarkable alien technology light years from Earth could have devastating consequences for humanity in this science fiction classic by the author of the Hugo and Nebula Award–winning novel The Forever War In the far future, the accidental scientific breakthrough known as the Levant-Meyer Translation changes everything.

Joe William Haldeman (born June 9, 1943) is an American science fiction author. He is best known for his novel The Forever War (1974)

Joe William Haldeman (born June 9, 1943) is an American science fiction author. He is best known for his novel The Forever War (1974). That novel, and other of his works, including The Hemingway Hoax (1991) and Forever Peace (1997), have won major science fiction awards, including the Hugo Award and Nebula Award. He was awarded the SFWA Grand Master for career achievements. In 2012 he was inducted as a member of the Science Fiction Hall of Fame

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Open Road Media, 27 сент Joe Haldeman began his writing career while he was still in the army.

Open Road Media, 27 сент. Short, strange book about a woman who, in the early twentieth century, flees an abusive husband with the assistance of a talking raven and ends up in Alaska, where she’s taken on a spiritual journey. Joe Haldeman began his writing career while he was still in the army. Drafted in 1967, he fought in the Central Highlands of Vietnam as a combat engineer with the Fourth Division. He was awarded several medals, including a Purple Heart.

Guardian - Ebook written by Joe Haldeman. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Guardian. But when that cruelty is inflicted upon their only son, she picks up and flees with the boy across the uncivilized Western frontier - and into Alaska to start anew among the region's gold fields. But even the harsh journey across America has not prepared Rosa for the infinite possibilities that await her. Something not of this world has approached her. It has revealed the universe's secrets to her.

The fate and future of all humankind become intertwined with the destiny of Rosa Tolliver, a woman living in the period following the Civil War and struggling to build a new life for herself in the Alaskan gold fields. Reprint.

Comments: (7)

Aiata
I learned about the places and times of late 1800s America and the Yukon while reading this very entertaining novel. Mr. Haldeman did his research! He also thrills his sci-fi fans with encounters of a strange traveler that sets the course of history slightly different than ours - or at least different than the universe *I’ve* been living in. :)
artman
A superbly written novel that kept me riveted to the very last page. Who would have thought that the life of a nineteenth century woman would turn out to be one of the finest science fiction stories I have ever read. Bravo Joe, bravo.
Kendis
... but then what is. Solidly written, the story moves well and is enjoyable. Haldeman begins to move back to his solid foundation established in the likes of Forever War and Mindbridge.
Jek
A very different story for Haldeman. I have read several of his books and this is a big departure. Unusual take on time travel and religion mixed.
Madis
I have yet to read a Joe Haldeman novel that I didn't think was great.
Alien
Rosa Tolliver leaves her husband in Boston after he sodomizes their son. Rosa and her son travel to Dodge City, which is still the far west at the end of the nineteenth century. Most of the journey is by steamboat, giving Joe Haldeman a chance to reflect on Mark Twain and to discuss a number of historical facts that he seems to toss out at random. Not much else of substance happens in the first third of the novel, except for the occasional appearance of a talkative but cryptic raven.

Eventually Rosa takes a lover and her son gets the idea to prospect for gold in Alaska. Rosa gets a gig teaching in a small Alaskan town while her son and new lover are off in the mountains mining for gold. Rosa agrees to this plan despite her raven friend telling her “No Gold.” Rosa is eventually accused of being a witch, and she might be one, given the amount of advice she receives from ravens. Or maybe the raven is a witch. Or maybe the local Alaskan shaman gave Rosa some peyote when she wasn’t looking. The would explain the interplanetary travel that pops up in the last third of the novel.

Assuming they’re real and even if they’re not, the aliens Rosa meets are the most interesting part of the book. Until they appear, the story is pleasant and humane but a little dull. After they leave, the story returns to being pleasant and humane but a little dull.

Rosa’s travels with her raven guardian allow Haldeman another chance to philosophize. His musings — metaphor presented as reality — might not be profound, but they are reasonably wise and intellectually stimulating.

Haldeman had an occasional tendency to delve into religious themes (Forever Free being an obvious example). Guardian flirts with the concept of God but doesn’t pretend to offer any answers. Haldeman is at his best when he writes about war and its consequences, and there is a bit of that here. Haldeman’s prose is also, at times, quite elegant, and in places the story is touching.

Despite the injection of the guardian and angelic aliens and a place where souls dwell and a chatty raven, Haldeman manages to make Guardian into a science fiction novel (rather than the fantasy it initially seems to be) thanks to alternate universes, which can be used to explain just about anything if you set your mind to it. Still, the story seems to be inspired by Carlos Castaneda and I have the strong suspicion that peyote is a better explanation for Rosa’s experiences than travels though the multiverse with a guardian raven.

I’m not sure Guardian coheres as it jumbles together an adventure story, a travelogue, an alternate history, religious mythology, and a mixture of fantasy and science fiction themes. There are certainly parts of the novel I enjoyed and I didn’t dislike any of it, but a good bit of purposeless description does little to advance the late-arriving themes that give the story its heft. The really good parts of the novel are too brief to make the novel as a whole really good. If I could, I would give Guardian 3 1/2 stars.
Vetibert
GUARDIAN, by Joe Haldeman, tells the story of Rosa and Daniel, mother and son, who are escaping and hiding from the life they had in the late 19th century. Not sure where they are going and what they will end up doing, they end up travelling across the country, then north towards Alaska. There is a cloud of worry that follows them that the life they left will catch up with them.
I went into GUARDIAN looking to read a sci-fi period piece, but I felt like more this was the story of Rosa and Daniel struggling to settle on their new life with a little sci-fi thrown in towards the end. They are not particularly likable or interesting, and as the book follows them, the reader finds himself wanting to know what will happen to them since the book flashes forward to Rosa still alive as the storyteller in the 1950's. The story was slow, carrying only a modicum of anticipation, and I felt like the twist/ending reveal wasn't quite worth muddling through the first three quarters of the book.
I wished GUARDIAN was more than it was for me and I'll admit wanting to try another Joe Haldeman book, although it is mostly because I feel like he has better books out there. A very okay read.
Thank you to Open Road, Joe Haldeman, and Netgalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!
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Science Fiction
Author: Joe Haldeman
ISBN: 0441011063
Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Subcategory: Science Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Ace (July 27, 2004)