Title Profile & Character Information

Camouflage

Annotation
"The artifact is found seven miles below the surface of the sea and beneath forty more feet of sand. The Navy's efforts to raise a wrecked submarine uncover it - and set in motion a scientific race to retrieve it, to discover just what it is and where it came from. Denser than any substance known to man, it has broken every drill bit they've tried on it and will not budge an inch. It resists every effort to breach it - or communicate with it. So the governmenet turns to marine biologist Russell Sutton for help." "Meanwhile, unknown to any of them, two creatures have wandered the earth for generations. The aliens have no knowledge of each other, but possess a residual memory of the artifact - and an affinity for deep water. One, which calls itself the changeling, has survived by adaptation, by taking on many different forms: man, woman, snake, shark. The other, which calls itself the chameleon, has survived solely by destroying anything or anyone that threatens it." "Now, finally brought up from the bottom of the sea, the artifact calls them both...to come home. For all these generations there have been two invincible creatures on Earth. But the chameleon has decided there's only room for one."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Awards
2004  James Tiptree Jr. Award
2005  Nebula Awards


Author Notes
  Joe Haldeman is currently an adjunct professor teaching writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Characters
NameSutton, Russell
GenderMale
OccupationBusinessman

NameHaliburton, Jack
GenderMale
OccupationNaval officer

Name"The Changeling"
TraitsAlien
Shapeshifter
Immortal

Name"The Chameleon"
TraitsAlien
Shapeshifter
Immortal
Wealthy
Sociopath

GenreFiction
Science fiction
Mystery
Suspense
TopicsSalvage operations
Alien artifacts
Mysteries
Aliens