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Old Man's War Series

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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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Book 1
Old Man's War
John Scalzi - 2007-04-01 (first published in 2005)
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Joining the army is not usually what people do on their 75th birthday, but John Perry isn't like most people. In a world where interstellar space travel is possible, humanity is fighting for planets to live on, and aliens are willing to put up a fight. So, John decides to join the Colonial Defense Force to not only defend Earth but to potentially own a piece of planetary real estate. But the war far from Earth is brutal, and John soon realizes that it's much harder than he ever imagined. Old Man's War is a thrilling sci-fi story that explores humanity's quest for survival in the vastness of space.
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Book 2
The Ghost Brigades
John Scalzi - 2007-05-01 (first published in 2006)
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This sci-fi novel follows the elite Ghost Brigades, humans created from the DNA of the deceased to serve as perfect soldiers for the Colonial Defense Forces. When three previously hostile races unite against humanity, the CDF must find out why a turncoat scientist betrayed them. Superhuman hybrid Jared Dirac is the only one who can access the traitor's memories, but as he learns more about his "father," he must also confront his own choices. With time running out, Jared and the Ghost Brigades must fight for humanity's survival against a dangerous alliance.
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Book 3
The Last Colony
John Scalzi - 2007-04-17
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Former fighters, John Perry and Jane Sagan, have retired to a peaceful life on a distant human colony. However, their past catches up with them as they become leaders of a new colony, populated by settlers from all major human worlds, for a deep political purpose that throws them back into interstellar politics, betrayal, and war.
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Book 4
Zoe's Tale
An Old Man's War Novel
John Scalzi - 2008-08-19
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Stranded on a deadly pioneer world as a colonist, Zoe Boutin Perry is a witness to history and an icon to a race of aliens. Playing a role in an interstellar chess match to save humanity, Zoe's story is one of survival, sacrifice, and hope. In this riveting tale, Zoe recounts her experiences with joy and terror, uncertainty and wonder, taking readers on a thrilling journey that will leave them on the edge of their seats.
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Book 5
The Human Division
John Scalzi - 2013-05-14
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The Human Division offers a thrilling and thought-provoking tale of the fight to maintain the unity of the human race. After the Colonial Union kept Earth in the dark for generations, humanity now faces a choice to join a new alien alliance against the Union. Led by resourceful Lieutenant Harry Wilson, a brilliant "B Team" tackles unpredictable and unexpected challenges to preserve humanity's unity. This full-length novel includes a bonus tale of Lieutenant Harry Wilson and a coda, making it a must-read for fans of the Old Man's War universe.
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Book 6
The End of All Things
John Scalzi - 2015-08-11
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In a universe threatened by multiple hostile alien species, the Colonial Union was created to protect humanity. But with Earth cutting off its support, the Union is living on borrowed time. CDF Lieutenant Harry Wilson must race against the clock to discover who is behind the attacks on the Union and its alien allies, and seek peace with an angry Earth to save humanity from extinction. The End of All Things is a suspenseful, sci-fi sequel set in John Scalzi's best-selling Old Man's War universe.