Book 1 - Old Man's War

Old Man's War

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Publisher Description

Perfect for an entry-level sci-fi reader and the ideal addition to a veteran fan’s collection, John Scalzi's Old Man’s War will take audiences on a heart-stopping adventure into the far corners of the universe.

John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First he visited his wife's grave. Then he joined the army.

The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce-and aliens willing to fight for them are common. The universe, it turns out, is a hostile place.

So: we fight. To defend Earth (a target for our new enemies, should we let them get close enough) and to stake our own claim to planetary real estate. Far from Earth, the war has gone on for decades: brutal, bloody, unyielding.

Earth itself is a backwater. The bulk of humanity's resources are in the hands of the Colonial Defense Force, which shields the home planet from too much knowledge of the situation. What's known to everybody is that when you reach retirement age, you can join the CDF. They don't want young people; they want people who carry the knowledge and skills of decades of living. You'll be taken off Earth and never allowed to return. You'll serve your time at the front. And if you survive, you'll be given a generous homestead stake of your own, on one of our hard-won colony planets.

John Perry is taking that deal. He has only the vaguest idea what to expect. Because the actual fight, light-years from home, is far, far harder than he can imagine-and what he will become is far stranger.

Old Man's War Series
#1 Old Man’s War
#2 The Ghost Brigades
#3 The Last Colony
#4 Zoe’s Tale
#5 The Human Division
#6 The End of All Things
Short fiction: “After the Coup”

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GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2007
April 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Tor Publishing Group
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
296.8
KB

Customer Reviews

GulfBob ,

Terrific

Fresh ideas- the author is creative and kept surprising me with fascinating new scientific and moral concepts and twists. He keeps the action and momentum rolling. Integrating the scifi action with his feelings about love and friendship goes deep, and takes the book a cut above other good space adventures. And to top it all off, Scalzi has a good understanding of the emotional experience of being an infantryman. Hard to put this book down.

Jim Rynard ,

Great read, confusing explanations

I liked it, but I was a little confused by the explanations of some of physical aspects of this universe, but perhaps I just don't have the math for it.

Fergalicios ,

Great detail

It was such a good concept, from start to finish i was just fascinated and just wanted to keep reading. I would say what I liked most is the detail, the author gave a good depiction of the action and the environment. It gave me great images for this story .

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