All My Sins Remembered (1977)

All My Sins Remembered (1977)

Joe Haldeman

language: English

Publisher: Hachette UK

Publishing date: Sep 28, 2011

Words: 57207
Pages: 234

Description:

In the far future, a young man of peace is transformed into an intergalactic killer by the nightmarish technologies of an omnipotent government organization, in this powerful and provocative science fiction classic from the award-winning author of *The Forever War*** Once Otto McGavin was a kind and gentle soul; then he was recruited by the all-powerful Confederación. An ultrasecretive, government-linked organization, the Confederación’s stated mission of protecting threatened life, both human and alien, throughout the galaxy greatly appeals to the Anglo-Buddhist McGavin as he eagerly prepares to embark on a career of diplomacy and selfless works. But Otto’s new masters have other plans for the idealistic young recruit. Through a process of immersion therapy and hypnosis, and by encasing him in temporary bodies of plastiflesh, scientists can overlay Otto’s true persona with other ones, transforming him completely—body, mind, and soul—into the ruthlessly effective prime operator the Confederación wants him to be. But decades of interstellar subterfuge and violence, and years spent wearing the personae of spies and cold-blooded killers, must ultimately take their toll—and before he leaves behind the lives that have been cruelly thrust upon him, Otto McGavin will have to somehow come to terms with who he really is and the monstrous things he has done. One of the most powerful and thought-provoking stories from the Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author of *Worlds *and *The Forever War*, Joe Haldeman’s *All My Sins Remembered *is a stunning work of speculative fiction. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Joe Haldeman including rare images from the author’s personal collection.  Review “[Haldeman] is a greatly gifted storyteller with a flair for the now-popular technique of using official communiqués, computer transcripts, bouillabaisse recipes, and parts catalogues as strategic narrative devices.” —*Kirkus Reviews “Much brisk adventure, but the thing one remembers most strongly is Haldeman’s outrage at things human beings do to others.” —*The Plain Dealer “Haldeman has what most science-fiction writers lack—imagination. He gives us a huge Talmudic-scholar beetle and a gang of hominid-form bismuth junkies. Most impressive, he gives us a very nice piece of writing.” —*Penthouse About the Author “[Haldeman] is a greatly gifted storyteller with a flair for the now-popular technique of using official communiqués, computer transcripts, bouillabaisse recipes, and parts catalogues as strategic narrative devices.” —*Kirkus Reviews “Much brisk adventure, but the thing one remembers most strongly is Haldeman’s outrage at things human beings do to others.” —*The Plain Dealer “Haldeman has what most science-fiction writers lack—imagination. He gives us a huge Talmudic-scholar beetle and a gang of hominid-form bismuth junkies. Most impressive, he gives us a very nice piece of writing.” —*Penthouse