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Old Man's War (Paperback)
  • Old Man's War (Paperback)

Old Man's War (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 01/06/2007
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With his wife dead and buried, and life nearly over at 75, John Perry takes the only logical course of action left: he joins the army. Now better known as the Colonial Defense Force (CDF), Perry's service-of-choice has extended its reach into interstellar space to pave the way for human colonization of other planets while fending off marauding aliens. The CDF has a trick up its sleeve that makes enlistment especially enticing for seniors: the promise of restoring their youth. After bonding with a group of fellow recruits who dub their clique the Old Farts, Perry finds himself in a new body crafted from his original DNA and upgraded for battle, including a brain-implanted computer. But all too quickly the Old Farts are separated, and Perry must fight for his life on various alien-infested battlegrounds. "Scalzi's astonishingly proficient first novel reads like an original work by the late grand master, Robert A. Heinlein" - "Publishers Weekly". "Delivers fast-paced scenes of combat, and pays attention to the science underpinning his premise" - "San Francisco Chronicle".

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780330452168

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“A great read, it truely is”

It's not very often I laugh out loud when reading, but this book had me laughing on more than 1 occasion. So witty and amusing. The Space army exists to protect the new settlements/colonies humans have moved to... More

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