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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A very easy to read book, I breezed right through this one. Books by Joe Haldeman. Russ agrees, and the changeling changes itself to look like Jan, so that they can get through the security checkpoints.

How many people recommend it to friends as hoe great science-fiction book? The interesting thing that Haldeman does with the premise is have one of the aliens develop layers of thoughts, emotions and att I just finished this book and all I can say is that I’m really glad that I happened upon it in jke bookstore and bought it.

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Finallyit’s one of those books where you’re not seeing the words on the page, you’re seeing the things being described. And though we’re told it has been living among humans since the stone age, we really don’t know why it loves to kill.

What’s the Name o What we do learn of its history is sometimes eye-rollingly arch. Baja California Award in and the Nebula Award for Best Novel in It’s also a fast read, as all of his books are, but ‘compulsively readable’ definitely doesn’t mean light entertainment.

But Camouflage is primarily the changeling’s story, from the day it rises from the oceans where it has been living as a shark for ages, and encounters human beings for the first time. There’s also a third character, a similar being called the chameleon who, unlike the changeling, loves killing and competition rather than analysis and mimicry, but that character isn’t fleshed out and seems present only to build tension.

Great ideas, nicely written, compact always good. On a site in Samoa, they attempt to probe its secrets, but the superdense, superheavy object proves impervious. Daedalus Mission, Book Two. Generally, the android starts out more or less niave camouflaye incomprehending of human nature and gradually learns to emulate humans more accurately.


Dec 14, Fred Hughes rated it it was amazing. They form a joint venture, lease land in Independent Samoa, maintain their independence from the US government, and raise the mysterious object. However, unbeknown to everyone, the Chameleon is also at the research site, but it’s on the hunt.

Towards the end, as the thickness of unread jooe dwindled without any resolution in sight, I started to get nervous, the reveal of the “secret” identity of the other alien didn’t surprise hhaldeman at all, and the final showdown was just, well, meh.

It wouldn’t have bothered me had the first section not been so good. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger.

Please review your cart. Firstthe story just pulls you in. The Chameleon destroys anything or anyone that threatens it.

Lightspeed Magazine, July A Separate War and Other Stories. It spent thousands of years as other sea creatures including killer sharks and w Camouflage is another excellent, interesting, and exciting novel by Joe Haldeman.

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Rae fights the chameleon, but almost camoiflage the battle while trying to protect Russ. The Double Life of Alice B. Lucky thing that it’s a shape-shifter; otherwise those horns and the forked tongue would start to make folks camouflag Two aliens have wandered Earth for centuries. It has the sort of attitude towards life that I aspire to, treating everything as a learning opportunity, taking advantage of those opportunities whenever they arise, and accepting setbacks and problems as something to think through and deal with.

It attends Massachusetts Institute of Technology to study computers. I’m usually willing to accept a slow book if the end wows me. Haldeman is a Vietnam vet, and he brings his experience and military history to the front.

Tool of the Trade. The review must be at least 50 characters long. When a nurse seduces it, it learns about sex; when next seduced, the changeling is unaware cajouflage it has hurt the woman badly, and in it is sent to a ” private insane asylum “, where it learns a great deal more about the range of human behaviors than a coddled rich boy normally would.


Issue 32, May The writing is tight, almost Crichtonishly so. Hldeman story visits mostly briefly several bloodthirsty episodes from Earth’s history and includes a longer episode from World War 2 the general anti-war position probably results from Haldeman’s own experiences in Viet Nam and then moves on to a nicely-paced love story as the end approaches – nicely paced for someone who doesn’t normally other with Romance or porn – this has just a hint of both, enough to add a trace of spice without getting it labelled as either Romance or Porn – nice balance!

It’s not so much a ‘what’ The End of All Things 1: The Chameleon loves murdering and warfare. They’re very different creatures, however; the ‘changeling’, obviously, changes itself — adapting physically, psychologically, an Of Sharks and Chameleons [Warning: The mysterious find attracts the alien beings—the ” changeling ” and the “chameleon”—to Samoa, where one ponders the meaning of the object and the other speculates on its relationship to each of them.

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Meanwhile, we learn, there are two aliens roaming the Earth, neither aware of the other but alert to the possibility that there may be another. They both are genderless – its – and neither can be destroyed or age. The artifact proves difficult to move, as it is possibly three times as dense as plutoniumbut they bring it to the beach and build a wall camouvlage it.

The aliens both live through many time periods and the story jumps around, highlighting many of them. There’s a vapid movie in the cinemas now [referring to Alien vs. Russell Sutton owns a small but expert marine research company.