The Worlds Trilogy

Worlds, Worlds Apart, and Worlds Enough and Time


The acclaimed author of The Forever War imagines a future in which most of humanity has abandoned Earth, living in man-made habitats orbiting a troubled world.

In Worlds, Worlds Apart, and Worlds Enough and Time, the acclaimed Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author of The Forever War imagines a near future rife with exhilarating and terrifying possibilities, when hundreds of thousands of human beings have abandoned the Earth’s surface to live in man-made habitats orbiting the troubled planet.
Haldeman’s science fiction saga follows Marianne O’Hara, a young inhabitant of the World known as New New York, from her arrival on Earth as a student who becomes seduced by radical politics, through her coming of age amid the Worlds’ war and the habitats’ devastation, and ultimately to Marianne’s emergence as a leader—and possibly the last hope of the human race as it heads toward the stars.
Stephen King said of the first book in Haldeman’s trilogy, “There are scenes in Worlds I will remember forever.” These gripping novels will enthrall anyone interested in the future—that of our planet and of the human race.
  • Open Road Media; June 2016
  • ISBN 9781504038911
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  • Title: The Worlds Trilogy
  • Author: Joe Haldeman
  • Imprint: Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy

In The Press

Praise for the Worlds Trilogy
“There are scenes in Worlds I will remember forever.” —Stephen King
“[Worlds] leaves the reader with the feeling that Haldeman is uncommonly wise as well as uncommonly talented.” —Chicago Sun-Times
“Haldeman switches back and forth from Earth to New New York with dazzling virtuosity. His chilling vision of the murderous (and suicidal) tendencies of the human species may seem at first glance like a gloss on William Golding’s Lord of the Flies. But Haldeman has a sounder appreciation of the countervailing traits that have allowed humanity to make it this far.” —Penthouse on Worlds Apart
“Wonderfully displays Haldeman’s considerable talents . . . Worlds Enough and Time is further proof that Haldeman is one of America’s finest writers, inside a genre or out.” —The Tampa Tribune

About The Author

Joe Haldeman began his writing career while he was still in the army. Drafted in 1967, he fought in the Central Highlands of Vietnam as a combat engineer with the Fourth Division. He was awarded several medals, including a Purple Heart.

Haldeman sold his first story in 1969 and has since written over two dozen novels and five collections of short stories and poetry. He has won the Nebula and Hugo Awards for his novels, novellas, poems, and short stories, as well as the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, the Locus Award, the Rhysling Award, the World Fantasy Award, and the James Tiptree, Jr. Award. His works include The Forever War, Forever Peace, Camouflage, 1968, the Worlds saga, and the Marsbound series.

Haldeman recently retired after many years as an associate professor in the Department of Writing and Humanistic Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He and his wife, Gay, live in Florida, where he also paints, plays the guitar, rides his bicycle, and studies the skies with his telescope.