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Old Man's War by John Scalzi - Signed First Edition - 2005-01 - from Grayshelf Books, IOBA, TXBA and Biblio.com

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Old Man's War

by John Scalzi

Condition: Near Fine/Fine


First edition/2nd printing with the number line ending in a 2; a clean, tight, bright copy of this important work of Science Fiction signed boldly by the author on the title page. This is a near fine book with very minor shelf wear to the lower spine end else fine, housed in a fine dust jacket.....protected in a mylar cover and shipped in a sturdy box.

Old Man's War is a science fiction novel by John Scalzi published in 2005. It was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2006. A sequel, The Ghost Brigades, was published in 2006, followed by two other books, The Last Colony and Zoe's Tale.




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On Nov 9 2014, said:
  "John Scalzi’s novel is premised on a clever inversion of the old saying about how old men’s wars are young men’s fights. In the future, John Perry, a retired advertising copywriter nearing the end of his life, volunteers to fight for the Colonial Union, the organization managing humanity’s interplanetary settlement. He joins thousands of old people who are given new bodies and sent to fight the myriad species battling it out for habitable worlds in a seemingly unending contest. Yet for all of the bloodshed the novel’s tone is surprisingly light, as Scalzi injects a considerable amount of wry humor into the proceedings. It makes for a very entertaining book, one that shows just how smart military science fiction can be in the hands of a good writer."

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