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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Cover of first edition hardcover. The chameleon also hunts for other aliens, so that he may enjoy fighting and killing them. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. A team of scientists is assembled to study the artifact, but it proves to be impenetrable. The other, called the chameleon, has excelled in warlike roles and delights in killing.
The prose is quite spare but the strength in this one is the procedural detail around the exposition of the aliens and the artefact.
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If gender isn’t the central concern of this novel, it’s near the center, and the handling of it is skillful, subtle, and finely unpredictable. Inthe team attempts many ways to make an impression on the artifact; when they try to communicate with it, they get a surprising momentary result. It’s a wonderful stand-alone novel that will introduce you to a great author.
Also, the c 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.
Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. All in all, there were a quite a few enjoyable parts of this book, but they don’t really come together very well. Lo que nos cuenta. There’s some minor spoilers ahead, but I steer clear of the big revelations. Nov 07, Scott rated it liked it Shelves: Even though they keep telling themselves they have all the time in the world, most of the action is in the last couple of months, with a time line covering millions of years.
Product details File Size: The premise is interesting, even if a bit hard to swallow, with two aliens among us and a mysterious artifact pulled out of the ocean.
Predator ] about aliens and predators that, for millennia, have used Earth as a proving ground. It won the James Tiptree, Jr. Be the first to discover new talent! Jul 24, Don rated it it was amazing Shelves: Now, a sunken relic that holds the key to their origins calls to them to take them home—but the Chameleon has decided there’s only room for camouflwge.
One person found this helpful. Buy War Stories from amazon. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. Camouflage by Joe Haldeman. We have two alternating timelines, showing how these shapeshifters have moved throughout human history, often causing legends of resurrection like Jesus Christ to arise, but always adopting new bodies to remain camouflaged, simply mimicking human behaviors to preserve anonymity.
Unlike much of SF, his solid, pragmatic future-view has aged well, and I could see his influence in recent hard-boiled spec-fic like ‘The Expanse’ series.
The Year’s Best Edition. The character of the changeling is well drawn out but the chameleon is almost an afterthought; undeservedly so. Science fiction and popular literature frequently use the term “neutronium” to refer to a highly dense phase of matter composed primarily of neutrons.
Ursula K Le Guin. One, known as the changeling, has been on Earth millions of years, assuming every identity from shark to human being, and slowly learning to love. As a recommenda Read the prologue and stop right there. There have been better novels about aliens on earth. I still love you, Joe Haldeman.
It’s like old bread. This book is well written and I enjoyed the inherent ethics in it. Forever Magazine Issue 9. Read more Read less. Camouflage is a science fiction novel by American writer Joe Haldeman. 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.
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