Melancholy science fiction: Joe Haldeman’s “For White Hill”

indexReading some earlier novellas from the mid-1990s. Joe Haldeman’s “For White Hill” was a nice piece of “end of life” melancholy… when you are practically immortal but space is really big, it means there are still chances it will all be over, and how do you come to terms with that. A gathering of artists is the setting, and the story focuses on two of them.

 

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Economist at Santa Clara University and Director of Friends of African Village Libraries.
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