Vietnam and other Alien Worlds was produced for Joe Haldeman when he was Boskone 30 Guest of Honor.Vietnam and other Alien Worlds covers a lot of ground, from the killing fields of a generation past to strange worlds centuries in the future. It covers spectra of feeling from terror to gentle nostalgia, humor to curiosity; it goes from the sublime to the ridiculous and back again. included in one place for the first time are the novella and three novelettes set in Haldeman's "Confederación" universe, the odd future that was the stage for his novels All My Sins Remembered and There Is No Darkness. His non-fiction is also collected here for the first time, from the autobiographical essay that gives this book its title to observations about art and space travel and reading. Four narrative poems close out the book, finally returning to Vietnam with the acclaimed "DX."
Joe Haldeman has won two Nebulas and three Hugos for his science fiction prose and
two Rhysling Awards for his sf poetry. His best-known book is probably The
Forever War. other titles are The Hemingway Hoax; Buying Time, Tool of
the Trade, Mindbridge, and All My Sins Remembered. His latest book
is Worlds Enough and Time from William Morrow, Inc., the third book in
the Worlds trilogy, following Worlds and Worlds Apart, He spent
the year 1968 as a foot soldier in Vietnam, which inspired the title of the
collection you hold in your hand. He and his wife Gay divide their time between
Gainesville, Florida, and Cambridge, Massachusetts, where they teach at
Photo by Gay Haldeman
Table of Contents
- The Confederación Stories
- A !Tangled Web
- The Mazel Tov Revolution
- Vietnam and Other Alien Worlds
- Not Being There (previously unpublished)
- Confessions of a Space Junkie (previously unpublished)
- War Stories (previously unpublished)
- Photographs and Memories (previously unpublished)
- Story Poems
- Saul's Death
- Time Lapse
Cover art by Tom Kidd (originally for the 1986 edition of Robert Silverberg's Invaders from Space).
Trade hardcover state, 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", xiii+224pp., ISBN: 0-915368-52-8, LC 92-061135, 817 numbered copies, $10.00 in advance and at the convention, $17.00 afterwards, February 1993. out of print!
Boxed hardcover state, 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", xiii+224pp., ISBN: 0-915368-98-6, LC 92-061135, 175 numbered copies, signed by the author and the artist, $18.00 in advance and at the convention, $30.00 afterwards, 8 lettered presentation copies, February 1993. out of print!