The Last Colony - The Old Man's War series (Paperback)John Scalzi (author)
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Hard-core military science fiction at its very best, John Scalzi's The Last Colony is the third in The Old Man's War series.
They must save themselves - or die trying.
John Perry was living peacefully on one of humanity's colonies - until he and his wife were offered an opportunity these ex-supersoldiers couldn't resist. To come out of retirement and lead a new frontier world.
However, once on the planet, they discover they've been betrayed. For this colony is a pawn in an interstellar game of war and diplomacy. Humanity's Colonial Union has pitched itself against a new, seemingly unstoppable alien alliance, dedicated to ending all human colonization.
As this contest rages above, Perry struggles to keep his terrified colonists alive on the surface below - despite dangerous interstellar politics, violence and treachery. And the planet has yet to reveal its own fatal secrets.
Continue the gripping space war series with Zoe's Tale.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 228 g
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 20 mm
Gripping and surpassingly original. It's Starship Troopers without the lectures . . . It's funny, it's sad, and it's true * Cory Doctorow *
A fast-paced political thriller laced with observant characterization, great dialogue, and some genuinely original science * Guardian *
Clever dialogue, fast-paced story and strong characters * The Times *
Top-notch. His combat scenes are blood roiling * Washington Post *
Scalzi is one of the slickest writers that SF has ever produced * Wall Street Journal *
Astonishingly proficient * Publishers Weekly (starred review) *
Scalzi's prose harkens back to the Golden Age of science fiction while still remaining fresh and vibrant * Strange Horizons *
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