#3 in series

The Last Colony

Book 3 in the series

4.03 based on 29476 ratings & 1416 reviews on Goodreads.com
Tor

Publication date: 03.12.2015
ISBN: 9781447295402
Number of pages: 336

Synopsis

John Scalzi's The Last Colony is the third in The Old Man's War series.

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

A fast-paced political thriller laced with observant characterization, great dialogue, and some genuinely original science
Guardian
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