Joe Haldeman is a Vietnam veteran whose classic novels The Forever War and Forever Peace both have the rare honor of winning the Hugo and Nebula. Editorial Reviews. From Booklist. In , a mysterious, egg-shaped artifact is discovered on Camouflage – Kindle edition by Joe Haldeman. Download it once. Camouflage by Joe Haldeman – book cover, description, publication history.

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The changeling alien 1 is the main character of the story, as we see it shift from being a great white shark to a dolphin to finally a human, killing a random person as it does so to take its place. You’ve successfully reported this review.

For example, the Bataan Death March camouflxge an indelible impression upon the shape-shifter; as it learns, we learn, and the lessons are ugly truths.

There Is No Darkness. Despite the coincidence of two shape-shifting aliens of different species happening to be on Earth at the same time, the lack of emotional connection to most of the characters, and the quick-fix of an ending, Camouflage was a fast and camoflage read. This was a great find!

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Haldeman manages to give this ever-morphing creature a sense of individuality, even as it is haldemam on new identities wherever necessary. Want to Read saving…. It assisted Dr Mengele in his Auschwitz experiments and, becoming aware of the more restrained being, determines to destroy it so as to remain at the top of the food chain.

The Chameleon destroys anything or anyone that threatens it. Indifferent to knowledge, it is innately sadistic and lives only for its own pleasure, which usually involves killing people in nasty ways. He is approached by elderly Admiral Jack Halliburton, who has a for-profit job for Poseidon: Articles with short description Pages to import images to Wikidata.

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One juror, Ursula K. It doesn’t help that the main human cast is mostly present for expository purposes. What gave me pause was the assumption that while some shape-changing aliens are capable of being changed by their experiences, others cqmouflage simply born bad.

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If you like sci-fi you really should put this on your to-read list. I can still remember some of those earlier incarnations in the ’50s or so where ‘she’ messed up.

Neither knows about the other, and neither can remember where they came haldemab. They both are intensely brilliant geniuses after being human awhile; not so much when fish or other animals. There’s a vapid movie in the cinemas now [referring to Alien vs.

There are far better books in the science-fiction genre more deserving of the Nebula Award than this. So is Haldeman suggesting that of haldmean two genders women are less aggressive and more thoughtful?

There is not too much complicated plot lines so again easy to read. They bring it up and move it to Samoa. Meanwhile, two alien beings are camouflabe Earth – and have been for untold time, changing their shape, way of being – and largely unaware of who and what they are.

The Chameleon was not really interested in humans, except to exploit them and kill them. Jun 19, Dennis rated it liked it Shelves: Two aliens are on Earth – the Chameleon and the Changeling.

By contrast the chameleon alien 2 was rather one dimensional in its desire for bloodshed and destruction.

Return to Book Page. With both aliens on the island and one of them inextricably linked to the object, camoufkage are near at hand A Separate War and Other Stories. When a nurse seduces it, it learns about sex; when next seduced, the changeling is unaware that it has hurt the woman badly, and in it is sent to a ” private insane asylum “, where it learns a great deal more about the range of human behaviors than a coddled rich boy normally would. Vietnam and Other Alien Worlds.

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The artifact proves difficult to camouflsge, as it is possibly three times as dense as plutoniumbut they bring it to the beach and build a wall around it.

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It is the story of two shapeshifting aliens who have lived on the Earth for millennia: Nov 05, aPriL does feral sometimes rated it it was ok Shelves: And why are drawn to each other in what seems must be a confrontation that will wipe one or the other out? What’s the Name o To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Dec 01, Daoist56 rated it liked it Shelves: It occasionally shows a human playfulness: Through the years, it has learned about seduction.

Impervious to harm, the ‘Changeling’ initially experiences a Thanksgiving dinner and the ‘execution’ of it’s human form with the same emotionless curiosity, taking each new event as raw data for processing. A very ‘mainstream thriller’ feel to this novel; it’s enjoyable but not extremely memorable.

Haldeman, of course, puts his own riffs on it – basically, he brings in much more science, and http: And though we’re told it has been living among humans since the stone age, we really don’t know why it loves to kill.