Old Man’s War
by John Scalzi
Editor: St Martin’s Press
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John Perry did two things on his 75th birthdayFirst, he visited his wife’s grave.Then he joins the armyThe good news is that humanity is finally in the interstellar spaceThe bad news is that the planets fit to live on are rare, and exotic races ready to fight for us are common.So: we’re fightingTo defend the Earth, and at the stake of our own claim to the planetary real estate planetsFar from Earth, the war has been going on for decades: brutal, bloody, inflexible.The earth itself is a lost holeMost of humanity’s resources are in the hands of the Colonial Defence Force.Everyone knows 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 life.You will be removed from Earth and never allowed to return.You’re going to serve two years in the front.And if you survive, you will be given a generous homestead stake of your own, on one of our victories of the colony planetsJohn Perry takes this caseHe only has the faintest idea of what to expect.Because war, light years away from home, is much harder than he can imagine–and what he’s about to become is much stranger.Former Man of War No. 1 Old Man of War Series #2 The Phantom Brigades #3 The Last Colony No. 4 Zoe Tale No. 5 Zoe Human Health Division No. 6 at The End of All Things, Short fiction feature:”After the Coup d’ etat” by Other Tor Android Books Agent’s Dream Android Stars, Your H
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