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

Old Man's War

by John Scalzi

Condition: Near Fine/Fine


Signed First Edition....A near fine book in a fine dust jacket; this volume is near fine with minor bumping to the lower spine end and very mild rubbing to the top spine end; otherwise this book is clean and bright with a tight binding and boldly signed by the author on the title page. Housed in a fine dust jacket that shows only one small crease on the lower back panel near the spine end. An excellent copy of an important work of science fiction and a wonderful read! Old Man's War was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2006. Old Man's War was ranked #1 on a Tor.com reader poll as the best science fiction and fantasy novel of 2000–2010. In 2012 it was voted #1 on the Locus online reader poll for best science fiction novel of the 21st century.

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.

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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