Camouflage is high-concept entertainment that makes for the kind of Where Camouflage rises above its swipes is in Joe Haldeman’s crisp and witty writing. Joe Haldeman’s Camouflage, a near-future SF thriller that alternates between the experiences of two different aliens who land on Earth. Near-future aliens-among-us yarn, from the author of Forever Free (), etc.

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As their parallel trajectories through modern history bring them to the near-future that is the story’s present day, they converge on the experiments in Fiji. Haldeman is a Vietnam vet, and he brings his experience and military history to the front.

The Rocky Mountain News wrote that Camouflage “makes fresh and original use of an old and overused plot Apr 26, Robert rated it liked it Shelves: It becomes a woman, then checks out the men scientists studying the space artifact.

While it can mimic and learn, it starts off with so little understanding of humanity and its social norms that it’s perceived in its human form to be insane and its lack of humanity and lack of concern over human life is terrifying. It’s also a fast read, as all of his books are, but ‘compulsively readable’ definitely doesn’t mean light entertainment. Want to Read saving….


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This probably isn’t one of Haldeman’s best novels, but I still highly recommend it. As a group of scientists try to crack a massive metallic egg of alien origin, for fucking eons resting peacefully at the bottom of the hsldeman with its crab and starfish neighbors, the reader goes back in time. Lists with This Book. In the future period set inDr. Even with its promising start, somewhere along the line, this project fell apart.

The trajectory of the story is fairly obvious.

Those opening chapters mean I can’t give 5 stars – but this is a very comfortable Marsbound has very similar problems, and it’s something I just can’t get over. The Best of Joe Haldeman.

Camouflage: 6

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Superb storytelling and a panoramic view of history recommend this novel to most sf cmouflage. One juror, Ursula K. The two creatures did not know of the existence of each other, but they were constantly searching for other beings like them.

This second-half story stagnation hurts the characters as well.

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Following the aliens through history has some really great moments of history brought to life, I wish he’d done more of it. The title should be at least 4 characters long. Jun 19, Dennis rated it liked it Shelves: It was great right up until the end, haldemam it felt like the author just decided he was tired of all the intrigue and just killed the book with a contrived showdown that was the most predictable ending that could have taken place.


I just finished this book and all I can say camouflagf that I’m really glad that I happened upon it in a bookstore and bought it. Camouflage certainly succeeded on slowness but failed on a worthwhile ending.

Jul 24, Don rated it it was amazing Shelves: If this smoothly written entertainment has a flaw, it is in the take-it-or-leave-it premise. Its studies are interrupted camkuflage World War II.

It’s heavier than the heaviest known element and completely impervious to physical harm. Oct 27, Thom rated it really liked it.

This story of shape-changing aliens is narrated in two and a half separate tracks, which do not intersect until near the end.

One is eventually good, and one is, for no clear reason, evil, and both can shape shift.