Joe Haldeman named as the SFWA's 2010 Grand Master

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Joe Haldeman named as the SFWA's 2010 Grand Master

Postby Omphalos » Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:39 pm

http://www.sfwa.org/2009/12/joe-haldema ... nd-master/

Personally I love the guy's books. Even his stinkers have stuck with me for months after I finished them. Who doesn't love a guy who names the planet where dissident humans live "Middle Finger?"
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Re: Joe Haldeman named as the SFWA's 2010 Grand Master

Postby Serkanner » Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:33 am

I miss a name though:

Haldeman is the 27th writer recognized by SFWA as a Grand Master.

He joins Robert A. Heinlein (1974),
Jack Williamson (1975),
Clifford D. Simak (1976),
L. Sprague de Camp (1978),
Fritz Leiber (1981),
Andre Norton(1983),
Arthur C. Clarke (1985),
Isaac Asimov (1986),
Alfred Bester (1987),
Ray Bradbury (1988),
Lester del Rey (1990),
Frederik Pohl (1992),
Damon Knight (1994),
A. E. van Vogt (1995),
Jack Vance (1996),
Poul Anderson (1997),
Hal Clement (1998),
Brian Aldiss (1999),
Philip Jose Farmer (2000),
Ursula K. Le Guin (2003),
Robert Silverberg (2004),
Anne McCaffrey (2005),
Harlan Ellison (2006),
James Gunn (2007),
Michael Moorcock (2008)
and Harry Harrison (2009)
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Re: Joe Haldeman named as the SFWA's 2010 Grand Master

Postby A Thing of Eternity » Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:51 am

Cool, I've only read two of his books so far, but I loved both of them, and look forward to the rest.
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Re: Joe Haldeman named as the SFWA's 2010 Grand Master

Postby Liege-Killer » Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:06 pm

Thus far, I have only read a single novella by him, and I didn't much care for it. I mean to read THe Forever War one of these days. I also picked up one of his books at a library sale last summer, I think it's called Camoflage, so I'll give that a try too. You know, when I find time, which seems harder and harder to do these days.
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Re: Joe Haldeman named as the SFWA's 2010 Grand Master

Postby Omphalos » Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:48 pm

I read Camoflage. It won a Tiptree and a Nebula. Can't figure out why it won either, but it was decent. Forever War is realy good. Is the novella you read The Hemmingway Hoax?
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Re: Joe Haldeman named as the SFWA's 2010 Grand Master

Postby Liege-Killer » Sat Dec 19, 2009 8:52 pm

Omphalos wrote:Is the novella you read The Hemmingway Hoax?


No. Oh hell, I can't remember the title..... I mentioned it once before and you said you liked it. Something about a group of artists on a far-future ravaged Earth.
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Re: Joe Haldeman named as the SFWA's 2010 Grand Master

Postby Omphalos » Sun Dec 20, 2009 2:36 am

Liege-Killer wrote:
Omphalos wrote:Is the novella you read The Hemmingway Hoax?


No. Oh hell, I can't remember the title..... I mentioned it once before and you said you liked it. Something about a group of artists on a far-future ravaged Earth.


For White Hill. Loved that one actually. Ive read it several times. Its in Dozois' 13th Year's Best.
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