The Last Colony

4.03 based on 27882 ratings & 1334 reviews on Goodreads.com
Macmillan Digital Audio

Publication date: 21.03.2017
ISBN: 9781509864560
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

Astonishingly proficient
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Scalzi's prose harkens back to the Golden Age of science fiction while still remaining fresh and vibrant
Strange Horizons
Clever dialogue, fast-paced story and strong characters
The Times