Joe Haldeman:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
Joe Haldeman (b. 1943) is an American science fiction author who grew up all over the US and Puerto Rico. He has a B.S. in Astronomy, and did graduate work in math and computer science before dropping out to write.

(Joe Haldeman)

His awardwinning novels include The Forever War and The Hemingway Hoax. He fought in the Vietnam war (and was wounded); he teaches writing at M.I.T.

Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

Acceleration Shell
A special suit designed to help people survive accelerations of up to twenty-five gravities.

The Forever War (1974)

Assault Ship
A one-way, one-use spacecraft for depositing troops at the scene of a space battle.

The Forever War (1974)

Collapsar Jump
Travel between collapsed stars in no time at all.

The Forever War (1974)

Powered Suit with Trauma Maintenance
A powered suit (or powered armor) that is set up to save as much of your body as possible in worse case scenarios.

The Forever War (1974)

Pressor Field
A force field that pressed against anything that encountered it.

The Forever War (1974)

Stimtab - stay alert
A drug designed to keep the user awake and alert for long periods.

The Forever War (1974)

Virtual Punishment
It seems like decades in prison.

Complete Sentence (2011)

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