by Joe Courter
Hugo and Nebula award-winning science fiction author Joe Haldeman has just published a new novel entitled “Work Done For Hire,” and he will be speaking and holding a book signing at the Civic Media Center on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 2pm.
His new book picks up on themes present in many of his books and is stimulated by his experiences as a soldier in Viet Nam, that of a jaundiced view of war and those that send people to war. This book is a near future thriller and involves a writer who is a veteran of a desert war.
Copies of “Work Done For Hire” will be available at the event through Wild Iris Books, which is co-hosting with the CMC.
Joe is best known for his 1974 novel, “The Forever War.” That novel, and other works of his, including “The Hemingway Hoax” (1991) and “Forever Peace” (1997), have won major science fiction awards. For his career writing science fiction and/or fantasy, he is a SFWA Grand Master and since 2012 a member of the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. Joe splits his time between Gainesville and teaching at MIT.
The Civic Media Center is at 433 S. Main St next to Citizens Co-op.