#3 in series

The Last Colony

Book 3 in the series

4.03 based on 28272 ratings & 1359 reviews on Goodreads.com
Tor

Publication date: 23.11.2010
ISBN: 9780330478441
Number of pages: 0

Synopsis

THEY MUST SAVE THEMSELVES - OR DIE TRYING

John Perry was living peacefully on one of humanity's colonies - until he and his wife were offered an opportunity these ex-supersoldiers couldn't resist. To come out of retirement and lead a new frontier world.

However, once on the planet, they discover they've been betrayed. For this colony is a pawn in an interstellar game of war and diplomacy. Humanity's Colonial Union has pitched itself against a new, seemingly unstoppable alien alliance, dedicated to ending all human colonization.

As this contest rages above, Perry struggles to keep his terrified colonists alive on the surface below - despite dangerous interstellar politics, violence and treachery. And the planet has yet to reveal its own fatal secrets.

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
Scalzi's prose harkens back to the Golden Age of science fiction while still remaining fresh and vibrant
Strange Horizons
Scalzi is one of the slickest writers that SF has ever produced
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