Condition: Acceptable. Please see the images for more details. This edition has a sticker and is missing a chunk of the back cover. It is heavily warm but still an awesome copy!
Cover art: Murray Tinkleman
If you have less than 25 sci-fi books in your collection, make sure this bad boy is in it.
Publisher blurb: "Private William Mandella is a hero in spite of himself -- a reluctant conscript drafted into an elite military unit, and propelled through space and time to fight in a distant thousand-year conflict. He never wanted to go to war, but the leaders on Earth have drawn a line in the interstellar sand -- despite the fact that their fierce alien enemy is unknowable, unconquerable, and very far away. So Mandella will perform his duties without rancor and even rise up through the military's ranks... if he survives. But the true test of his mettle will come when he returns to Earth. Because of the time dilation caused by space travel the loyal soldier is aging months, while his home planet is aging centuries -- and the difference will prove the saying: you never can go home...."
1975 Nebula Winner
1976 Hugo Winner
1976 Locus SF Winner