(written from a Production point of view)
Joe William Haldeman (born 9 June 1943; age 73) is the Oklahoma-born author of Planet of Judgment and World Without End, as well as over twenty other books. He is the younger brother of Jack C. Haldeman II.
He graduated from the University of Maryland in 1967 with a BS in Astronomy, and later went on to achieve an MFA in Creative Writing from the Iowa Writer's Workshop in 1975. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he teaches writing. The Forever War is one of his best known non-Trek works, and reflects his personal experiences in the Vietnam War (during which he was awarded a Purple Heart for bravery and was wounded.). Many people have seen the work as a reply to Robert Heinlein's Starship Troopers.
He has been married since 1965.
- "Worlds of Joe Haldeman", T.W. Knowles, Starlog, issue 158, September 1990, pp. 68-72