#1 in series

Old Man's War

Book 1 in the series

4.23 based on 93280 ratings & 5588 reviews on Goodreads.com
Tor

Publication date: 05.11.2015
ISBN: 9781447295372
Number of pages: 320

Synopsis

THE UNIVERSE IS A DANGEROUS PLACE

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

Top-notch. His combat scenes are blood roiling
Washington Post
I enjoyed Old Man's War immensely. A space war story with fast action, vivid characters, moral complexity, and cool speculative physics, set in a future you almost want to live into, and a universe you sincerely hope you don't live in already
Ken MacLeod
Astonishingly proficient
Publishers Weekly (starred review)