#1 in series

Old Man's War

Book 1 in the series

4.23 based on 97667 ratings & 5825 reviews on Goodreads.com
Tor

Publication date: 04.02.2011
ISBN: 9780330538169
Number of pages: 0

Synopsis

The universe is a dangerous place in John Scalzi's Old Man's War, the first in The Old Man's War series.

At seventy-five years old, John Perry is after a fresh start - so, naturally, he joins the army. Earth's military machine can transform elderly recruits, restoring their lost youth. But in return, its Colonial Defence Force demands two years of hazardous service in space. This is how Perry finds himself in a new body, crafted from his original DNA. A genetically enhanced and upgraded new body, ready for battle.

But upgrades alone won't keep Perry safe. He'll be fighting for his life on the front line as he defends humanity's colonies from hostile aliens. He'll pay the price for his choices, and he'll discover the universe is even more dangerous than he imagined.

In the media

Gripping and surpassingly original. It's Starship Troopers without the lectures . . . It's funny, it's sad, and it's true
Cory Doctorow
Astonishingly proficient
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Astonishingly proficient
Publishers Weekly (starred review)