American science fiction author
was born in 1943. He holds a degree in astronomy from the University of
Maryland, and an MFA from the Iowa Writers Workshop.
Haldeman was drafted into the Army and served in the Vietnam War as a
combat engineer. He was injured in combat and received a Purple Heart.
Several of his novels have been influenced by this experience. His first
novel, War Year, was published in 1972, and drew heavily on his time in
Vietnam. His most famous novel, 1974ís The Forever War, was also based
on his military experiences. The book earned him a Hugo and Nebula
Haldeman has been a full time writer since 1970, and has received a
number of additional awards. These include three additional Hugo awards,
four additional Nebula awards, and the Damon knight Memorial Grand
Master Award for lifetime achievement. Since 1970, he has published over
35 books, including some of the first novels set in the Star Trek
His books have been popular among readers and critics, and several have
been adapted for stage and screen. He has also written a screenplay,
Robot Jox, which was made into a low-budget film. He continues to write
novels and short fiction.