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Joe Haldeman is a Vietnam veteran whose classic novels The Forever War and Forever Peace both have the rare honor of winning the Hugo and Nebula. Editorial Reviews. From Booklist. In , a mysterious, egg-shaped artifact is discovered on Camouflage – Kindle edition by Joe Haldeman. Download it once. Camouflage by Joe Haldeman – book cover, description, publication history.

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It falls in love with the scientist it planned to use. The Kansas City Star.

This book explores the human condition as thoroughly as any literary work, with understanding of gender at the crux of that understanding. Truth in advertising, motherfucker. This is an optimistic work which renews the flagging hope that life is a really cool adventure and it could be just beginning We also get short snippets of another alien who loves to kill and hurt people and travels to different war zones and catastrophes to make things worse.

But it’s mimicry advances with time, and it develops something like an extraterrestrial corollary to feelings. Predator ] about aliens and predators that, for millennia, have used Earth as a proving ground.


Jun 10, boocia added it Shelves: Rae fights the chameleon, but almost loses the battle while trying to protect Russ. It’s an interesting plot line camouvlage the gruel is pretty thin. Now, a sunken relic that holds the key to their origins calls to them to take them homeā€”but the Chameleon has decided there’s only room for one. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


We also get short snippets of another alien who loves to kill and hurt people and travels to different war zones and cata This story of shape-changing aliens is narrated in two and a half separate tracks, camoudlage do not intersect until near the end. At least, for me it isn’t. Books 1 – 3. Generally, the android starts out more or less niave and incomprehending jjoe human nature and gradually learns to emulate humans more accurately.

Not that I blame him. Camouflage tells t From my admittedly far from all encompassing experience with Joe Haldeman, he reminds me of a talented handy man struggling with his projects. Russ and Jack soon join forces and raise it.

I feel that I haledman have guessed how the ending would play out but I didn’t. All adds up to a very enjoyable book, which I would certainly have overlooked if it had not won the award. It becomes a woman, then checks out the men scientists studying the space artifact.

Happily, this part of the story, though we know where it’s headed, is great fun and has plenty of suspense to hold your attention. Haldeman throws in an extra alien for no apparent reason, and the love affair that supposedly wraps up the action is neither solidly developed nor particularly believable.

The human-loving alien fights the human-hating immortal and wins “Godzilla vs.

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The Rocky Mountain News wrote that Camouflage “makes fresh and original use of an old and overused plot This novel is more intelligent than either of those movies, having some minor simple crypto games, and realistic, if brief, scientific investigator techniques and equipment explained. They both change identities by reshaping their bodies as if they were digitalized pixels. Item s unavailable for purchase.


And yet, here are these damn aliens, casually living forever and growing back severed body parts and breathing underwater and building things nobody can break and having better sex than you do as if it were just another day at the office.

Even though they keep telling themselves they have all the time in the world, most of the actio A very easy to read book, I breezed right through this one.

It was fascinated by humans and learned quickly about them, and over the years, it lived as both men and women. The writing is tight, almost Crichtonishly so. Apr 13, Andrea Blythe rated it liked it Shelves: In the Night Garden by Catherynne M.

Haldeman follows the jle ‘changeling’ alien as it leaves the waters after 10 years as a shark, a transition that doesn’t go smoothly. I’ve always liked Haldeman’s characters and jke deft portrayals of war so I found this an enjoyable, if fairly brief read. Haldeman does a very good job exploring the details of how such a creature might survive, and the increasing complexities it faces mirrors our own, especially in terms of identity, though I thought this was a theme left underdeveloped.

I just finished this book and all I can say is that I’m really glad that I happened upon it in a bookstore and bought it. Baja California We’re waiting for changeling, chameleon, and humans to meet.