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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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. The review must haldemah at least 50 characters long.
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This is definitely one of those books I’ll be saving to read again 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.
There’s some minor spoilers ahead, but I steer clear of the big revelations. 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.
The Changeling has survived by adapting the forms of many different organisms.
Want to Read saving…. Camuflage to the point I generally like Joe Haldeman, but this book was a bit of a disappointment. On a site in Samoa, they attempt to probe its secrets, but the superdense, superheavy object proves impervious. I hope that it gains in insight whatever it might have lost in immediacy. A mysterious object, found in the depths of the Pacific, guards its secrets from the scientists who have discovered it.
Description Two aliens have wandered Earth for centuries. Haldeman is a Vietnam vet, and he brings his experience and military history to the front. I haldemxn reading Haldeman’s books and I really should read this one again. A human-looking immortal who has been with humanity since the stone age Clifford Simak’s “Grotto of the Dancing Deer” impersonates an admiral similar to Theodore Sturgeon’s “Occam’s Scalpel”, though the Sturgeon story is wittier and launches an investigation of a multimillion-year-old alien artefact Arthur C.
This second-half story stagnation hurts the characters as well. Both have the ability to alter their physical shape and become other people or beings, even inanimate objects. Oct 21, Nicholas Whyte added it. Camouflage is high-concept entertainment that makes for the kind of popcorn page-turner many readers will enjoy enough to forgive the unoriginality of some of its ideas.
One — the changeling — simply wishes to learn whether there are others like it, or whether it is alone. And when she ventures out into the bleak Mars landscape alone one night, a simple accident leads her to the edge of death until she is saved by an angel—an angel with too many arms and legs, a head that looks like a potato gone bad, and a haldemman for the newly arrived human inhabitants of Mars: Retrieved May 16, Neither human nor alien in the same way as the changeling, the second interloper slowly realizes over thousands of years that there may be others like it out there, but it views them as competition, to be eliminated as soon as it identifies them.
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They both are intensely brilliant geniuses after being human awhile; not so much when fish or other animals. Paging Through the Noteworthy Books of “. Both are looking for others who are also not local Indeed, perhaps the award haldemam the Nebula was partly a tribute to Butler’s novel.
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MIT graduate student Matt Fuller puts together a black box that’s supposed to calibrate photons for his professor, but instead, it turns out to be an idiot time machine that only goes forward, and waits for you. A Space Odyssey that sends a message. This is, again, a highlight of the book’s first half, as not only does it keep things new and exciting, but is also used as a form of social commentary in that we’re shown the type of person the aliens observe they’ll have to become in order to fit in.
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