Interviews With The Fantastic
InterGalactic Interview With Joe Haldeman
by Darrell Schweitzer
Joe Haldeman will very likely always be best-known as the author of The Forever
War (1974), a science fiction classic which reflects his experiences in the Vietnam
War, 1968-69, during which he was severely wounded, receiving a Purple Heart.
His first book was War Year, a non-science fiction novel about Vietnam. He has
published numerous books since, including Mindbridge, Worlds, Worlds Apart,
Worlds Enough and Time, Tool of the Trade, Buying Time, Forever Peace, The
Hemingway Hoax, The Accidental Time Machine, Old Twentieth, Guardian, The
Coming, Forever Free, and, quite recently, Marsbound. His one other non-SF
novel is 1968. He has won five Hugo Awards, five Nebula Awards, a World
Fantasy Award, one Tiptree Award, three Rhyslings (for poetry), a Galaxy Award,
and a Ditmar (Australia). Since 1983, he has been a part-time professor at M.I.T.