Editorial Reviews. From Booklist. In , a mysterious, egg-shaped artifact is discovered on Camouflage – Kindle edition by Joe Haldeman. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note. Where Camouflage rises above its swipes is in Joe Haldeman’s crisp and witty writing. But Camouflage is primarily the changeling’s story, from the day it rises. Near-future aliens-among-us yarn, from the author of Forever Free (), etc.

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It won the James Tiptree, Jr. Also, is a nuclear reactor really such a complicated device as to cause one science fiction writer after another to write nonsense about it?

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It was great right up until the end, where 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.

Also, historical WWII scenes about the Bataan March are included, so terribly described its difficult to read because its sickening how inhumane I’m sure the author intended the irony of the non-human Changeling being a Japanese prisoner during a time when these Japanese soldiers were practicing a cruelty unknown to Americans the Japanese were in this war.

View all 13 comments. They are alive for millennia on earth, learning, studying humans and both attend college every 50 haldeamn or so. The changeling has eidetic memoryso these tasks are easy; human psychology baffles it. Haldeman’s numerous fans will eagerly snap this one up.

There Is No Darkness. Dec 10, Lionel rated it really liked it. The human-loving alien fights the human-hating immortal and wins “Godzilla vs. I breezed through the audiobook of Camouflage in just 8 hours, and while it was fast-paced and action-packed, it left almost no impression at all. But it can’t get close to it. None So Blind is a collection of science fiction stories and a couple of narrative poems. The first couple of chapters, and a picture of the author back intrying to look cool leaning against a bunker in Vietnam, are available through We’re waiting for changeling, chameleon, and humans to meet.


Jack wants to use Russell’s team as camouflage, because all he really cares about is getting the object — for himself.

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Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: The changeling borrows biological and job information from a Californian woman, Rae Archer, to apply for a cmaouflage at Poseidon. This book explores the human condition as thoroughly as any literary work, with understanding ualdeman gender at the crux of that understanding. This is the winner for Haldeman’s good, but this isn’t one of his standout books. Write a customer review. Over the years he takes different identities and learns about human nature.

In it crawled out of the sea haldsman San Quillermo California and encountered a human, who it killed and assumed his identity. Customers who bought this item also bought.

A Century of Science Fiction. It’s like old bread. The trajectory of the story is fairly obvious. Dos Passos saw history as a social science, and his novels reflect that sensibility, and that hope. Where the changeling’s changability is described in the context of its species’ evolution, for all we know the chameleon just alters its form by magic. How many people recommend it to friends as a great camourlage book?


Buy Earthbound from amazon. The Chameleon destroys anything or anyone that threatens it. We’ll publish them on our acmouflage once we’ve reviewed them.

July 26, Imprint: This problem isn’t too bad in the first half of the book, when the setting is frequently changing and giving the reader new things to explore, but in the second half, when the story is tied to a single time period, it really becomes a drag.

Russ and Jack soon join forces and raise it. Still, it was very entertaining, though probably not really deserving of the awards it’s gotten.

I think it could have been a little less lopsided, although the emphasis on one is needed. 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.

The prose is quite spare but the strength in this one is the procedural detail around the exposition of the aliens and the artefact. Two aliens have wandered Earth for centuries. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. The Essential SF Library: This premise allows for some really interesting directions to be taken with the story.

The story is let down a little however by the sudden and in my opinion, rushed ending, and a rather rapid and unconvincing romance that is a key part of the narrati As always, Haldeman delivers a pacy, interesting and thoughtful story.