Competing Forever War Threatens Joe Haldeman's Eternal-Conflict Monopoly It's nice to bring out a shiny new edition of a SF classic, as St. Martin's Press will of Joe Haldeman's 1974 smash The Forever War next March. Before the re-debut and related fanfare can happen, though, NYTimes reporter and title-ruiner Dexter Filkins had the temerity to release his own spirited take on the global war on terror and give it that same catchy title . When it appeared on the cover of The New York Times Book Review earlier this month, the news caused Haldeman to explode on his SFF.net blog, "Looks like a good book. I wish they'd come up with their own fucking title." Equally chagrined, one of his SFF.net homies - NASA employee and talented SF writer in his own right Geoffrey Landis - had his friend's back, and fired off an angry letter to the Times over the weekend. Is this the literary equivalent of Tupac and Biggie? [Joe Haldeman on SFFNet ]