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Old Man's War by  John Scalzi - Paperback - 2006 - from Ziesings and Biblio.com

Old Man's War

by Scalzi, John

Condition: First printing, Trade paperback, Fine,


New York: Tor, 2006. First printing, Trade paperback, Fine,. Donato. New York: Tor:, 2006. First printing, Trade paperback, Fine, 313 pp. Cover artwork by: Donato It's a militaristic SF novel, but wait, it gets endorsed by a couple people whose bell wouldn't ring for just a shoot-'em-up novel full of blasters and warp drives. What got me was the blurb from Cory Doctorow: "Gripping and surprisingly original. It's STARSHIP TROOPERS without the lectures. It's THE FOREVER WAR with better sex. It's funny, it's sad, and it's true." Now a trade paperback.

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.


  • Bookseller: Ziesings US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 32181
  • Title: Old Man's War
  • Author: Scalzi, John
  • Illustrator: Donato
  • Book condition: Used - First printing, Trade paperback, Fine,
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Paperback
  • ISBN 10: 0765315246
  • ISBN 13: 9780765315243
  • Publisher: Tor
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 2006


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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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