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Publisher's Summary

Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and John W. Campbell Award winner Joe Haldeman has given the world such science-fiction masterpieces as The Forever War and Forever Peace. Here, he tells the tale of Carmen Dula’s six-year journey through space to the home of The Others, where she represents Earth in hopes of forging a peace accord. But due to Relativity, 50 Earth years have passed since Carmen left. And while humans have been busy constructing an enormous flotilla of warships, The Others possess power and technology far beyond anything Earth can imagine.
©2010 Joe Haldeman (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC
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"[I]mportant and entertaining.” (Library Journal)
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By Cougar on 05-17-11

Great SciFi

Haldeman has a great track record writing SciFi. Starbound only enhances his reputation. One of the most interesting and entertaining characteristics of this book is the use of multiple narrators. The integration of the characters, text, and narrators is so well done this might qualify as a dramatization. The only reason it could not qualify as a dramatization is the narrators do not assume different roles exclusively. Still, the way the author has woven the use of the multiple narrators into the fabric of the story is commendable and makes this one of the best books I have listened to in this genre.

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By Paul on 03-23-15

Good book where Humanity does not learn

I can see why this a good book. It explores that ration views of humanity and all of its fears and arrogance.

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