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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Soon, the Changeling arrives. Oct 10, Rps rated it really liked it.
Also, the character of the chameleon seemed unnecessary and his whole story, of which there was thankfully little, felt tacked on.
In the end though, Camouflage is an interesting diversion, though my search for an author I can sink my teeth into – without falling asleep as I read in bed – will have to continue. By contrast the chameleon alien 2 was rather one dimensional in its desire for bloodshed and destruction.
It works on the SETI project, then leaves academia for several years to work in the circus, get married, and otherwise learn more about humanity. Feb 13, Harvey jke it it was amazing.
And yet, here are these damn aliens, casually living forever and growing back severed body parts and breathing underwater and building things nobody can break and having better sex than you do as if it were just another day at the office. Camouflage is another excellent, interesting, and exciting novel by Joe Haldeman.
Haldeman needs to return to the drawing board to create a better story. Future Weapons of War. All adds up ha,deman a very enjoyable book, which I would certainly have overlooked if it had not won the award. There are far better books in the science-fiction genre more deserving of the Nebula Award than this. Also, it’s impossible to get to a neutron star, and impossible to isolate. Superb storytelling and a panoramic view of history recommend this novel to most sf collections.
Camouflage by Joe Haldeman
Haldeman and Marvano collaborated on adapting the rest of the novels in the series, and have since gone on to other stories like ‘Dallas Bar’. But without having read any other book that would have been up for the Nebula, I can’t say joee definitively.
The storys track fairly fast and there is minimal character development, but enough. With both aliens on the island and one of them inextricably linked to the object, answers are near at hand Dec 10, Lionel rated it really liked it.
All it wants is to kill the Changeling, but it doesn’t know what haldemn the being it considers it’s rival for Earth looks like.
Init decided to try becoming one.
Ursula K Le Guin. The Chameleon was not really interested in humans, except to exploit them and kill them. 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.
CAMOUFLAGE by Joe Haldeman | Kirkus Reviews
In fact, let’s have two aliens that try to hide amongst the Earthlings and contrast how that affects them. Apr 13, Jos Strandberg rated it it was amazing Shelves: Anyway, the human characters mostly fill stock SF roles as scientists doing the Analog -ish solve-the-problem thing. Haldeman does avoid dragging out embarassing scenes, which I appreciated. Focuses to the point I camoyflage like Joe Haldeman, but this book was a bit of a disappointment. View all 13 comments.
The drama that built up in the last quarter of the book with all its identity theft and CIA agents and complex schemes and counterschemes was kind of tiresome, and I probably wouldn’t have wanted all of that to continue for much longer. The Kansas City Star.
I can see Camouflage making a decent movie. Init takes part in the Bataan Death Marchduring which “Jimmy” sees horrific incidents which humanize the changeling; it learns friendship and pity. Haldeman’s good, but this isn’t one of his standout books. Issue 30, January Millions of years ago, the Changeling came to Earth from a group of stars 10, light years distant. Reading the other reviews, I was surprised to note how much the sex in the book seemed to push people’s buttons, and different people took it completely differently.