Comments: Although Forever Peace is not his best novel, the fact that Haldeman didn't win for The Forever War couldn't be remedied in 1998 in any way other than by honoring the similarly named although not really connected current novel. It didn't hurt that the competition was not particularly stellar, although as has been the case for many of the Campbell Award ballots, it was exclusively male. I wonder if the result might have been a little tighter if the judges had considered the books written by other half of the human species.
Forever Peace by Joe Haldeman
/ Slant by Greg Bear
Secret Passages by Paul Preuss
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