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Old Man's War Series

Old Man's War books in order

New York Times bestselling author John Scalzi takes you on an epic romp of galactic conquest and exploration in the Old Man's War series. Humanity has reached the stars, but have been engaged in wars with alien races for decades over habitable planets. The Colonial Defense Force fights for Earth. To join the CDF, a recruit must have reached retirem…
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Old Man's War
John Scalzi - Oct 17, 2017 (first published in 2005)
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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 alien races willing to fight us for them are common. So: we fight. To defend Earth, and to stake our own claim...
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The Ghost Brigades
John Scalzi - May 01, 2007 (first published in 2006)
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The Ghost Brigades are the Special Forces of the Colonial Defense Forces, elite troops created from the DNA of the dead and turned into the perfect soldiers for the CDF's toughest operations. They’re young, they’re fast and strong, and they’re totally without normal human qualms.The universe is a dangerous place for humanity—and it's about to becom...
Book 3
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The Last Colony
John Scalzi - Jul 29, 2008
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Retired from his fighting days, John Perry is now village ombudsman for a human colony on distant Huckleberry. With his wife, former Special Forces warrior Jane Sagan, he farms several acres, adjudicates local disputes, and enjoys watching his adopted daughter grow up.That is, until his and Jane's past reaches out to bring them back into the game--...
Book 4
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Zoe's Tale
An Old Man's War Novel
John Scalzi - Dec 21, 2012
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How do you tell your part in the biggest tale in history?I ask because it's what I have to do. I'm Zoe Boutin Perry: A colonist stranded on a deadly pioneer world. Holy icon to a race of aliens. A player (and a pawn) in a interstellar chess match to save humanity, or to see it fall. Witness to history. Friend. Daughter. Human. Seventeen years old.E...
Book 5
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The Human Division
John Scalzi - Feb 25, 2014 (first published in 2013)
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Following the events of The Last Colony, John Scalzi tells the story of the fight to maintain the unity of the human race.The people of Earth now know that the human Colonial Union has kept them ignorant of the dangerous universe around them. For generations the CU had defended humanity against hostile aliens, deliberately keeping Earth an ignorant...
Book 6
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The End of All Things
John Scalzi - May 31, 2016
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Hugo-award winning author, John Scalzi returns to his best-selling Old Man's War universe with the direct sequel to 2013’s The Human DivisionHumans expanded into space…only to find a universe populated with multiple alien species bent on their destruction. Thus was the Colonial Union formed, to help protect us from a hostile universe. The Colonial ...