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Joe Haldeman is an award-winning American science fiction writer. His novels and stories have earned him four Hugo awards, five Nebula awards, and the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award for lifetime achievement.
Haldeman was born in 1943, in Oklahoma. His family moved several times through his childhood, and in 1967 Haldeman received a degree in astronomy from the University of Maryland. Though he enrolled in a graduate program, he would drop out to pursue his writing career. He earned an MFA in Creative Writing from the Iowa Writers Workshop in 1975.
While a student, he was drafted into the Army and served in the Vietnam War as a combat engineer. Haldeman was injured in combat, for which he received a Purple Heart. His experiences in Vietnam would inform several of his novels, including his first, War Year, published in 1972. The Forever War, published in 1974 and considered Haldeman’s most famous novel, also drew on his own military experience.
Though he teaches writing at MIT, he has considered himself a full-time writer since 1970. In this time, he has published over 35 books, including novels and collections of short fiction. Among his science fiction writing, two novels, Planet of Judgement and World Without End, are among the earliest Star Trek novels.
Several of his books have been adapted for stage and screen, and Haldeman has written one film script, the low-budget Robot Jox.
He continues to write, and enjoys painting, cooking, and astronomy.