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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Ratings and Reviews 1 vamouflage star ratings 1 reviews. At any rate, it didn’t upset any of my preconceived ideas, so I didn’t think it was objectionable.

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Norrell for the Nebula Award in ? The story takes some decidedly strange turns, but remains a fascinating exploration of our very worst characteristics, benefiting from Haldeman’s talent for vicious fictional violence. Brother of Jack C. One more book like Camouflage and Haldeman will certainly be locked up for theft of the reader’s time. Views Read Edit View history. They both are intensely brilliant geniuses after being human awhile; not so much when fish or other animals. Oct 10, Canouflage rated it really liked it.

InJan Dagmar begins to send a complex message to the artifact, by beaming at it in every frequency from microwave to X ray, and by tapping it mechanically.


Vietnam and Other Alien Worlds. I don’t think there complaints are in the book as much as they are part of the reviewers viewpoint. Yes No Thanks for your feedback! Would you like us to take another look at this review? A good old fashioned hard science fiction.


The Changeling has survived by adapting the forms of many different organisms. Its studies are interrupted by World War II. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. Camouflage was granted the James Tiptree, Jr. After re-creating itself as a woman many times, it finds that it prefers to be one, though for a long time it establishes an identity as Professor Jimmy Coleridge at the University of Hawaii.

I think it could have been a little less lopsided, although the emphasis on one is needed. Nov 07, Scott rated it liked it Shelves: Baja California Although not large, its mass was inexplicable. There Is No Darkness. Camouflage tells t From my admittedly far from all encompassing experience with Joe Haldeman, he reminds me of a talented handy man struggling with his projects.

It was fascinated by humans and learned quickly about them, and over the years, it lived as both men and women. There must be subtleties that the Tiptree panel found here but I missed. Jan 06, Ushan rated it did not like it Shelves: A million years prior to the dawn of Homo sapienstwo immortalshapeshifting aliens roam the Earth with little memory of their origin or their purpose.

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But the inevitable showdown seemed scripted for the big screen, and the ending as contriv Though a compelling read, the end did not deliver.

It’s a pretty quick read for a couple reasons. Two aliens have wandered Earth for centuries. This is a story of two ancient alien visitors, both of whom have learned to pass as human.

It attends Massachusetts Institute of Technology to study computers. Meanwhile, a similar being has existed but remains a remorseless hsldeman. It’s like old bread.

Inthe changeling learns about the artifact at Apia and, feeling “a shock of recognition,” determines to join the team there. Two camouuflage, shapeshifting beings journey through time in very different ways, experiencing human life and searching for others like them.

It learned the forms of various sea creatures, shifting from creature to creature, imitating them, staying near the top of the food chain, and forgetting its ship and origins. You’re really rooting for the changeling not to have its cover blown, even if the chameleon remains frustratingly unidimensional and the climactic showdown kinda perfunctory.

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