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Moral Sci Fi
on 22 January 2004
I have read much of Joe Haldeman's work and this is fairly typical of his cut up style of creating rather than just writing a story.
Like many Haldeman novels, the main character, OTTO, believes in the ethics of a government agency. However he is more of less a moral guy who happens who is fairly objectionable to violence (a Buddhist infact).
They make him a prime operator - a top class assassin who completes alot of their handywork. Iterating again Haldemans main themes of a normal guy caught up in the non-ethics of Government and military agencies. His 1968 is set in vietnam gives some account of his experiences.
It is a very enjoyable read, most Haldeman novels are and similar to mindbridge in length and style. But unfortunately its not in the same league as his best novels : the forever war; the long habit of living; and 1968.