The Last Colony

4.03 based on 27293 ratings & 1302 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.

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John Scalzi is the most entertaining, accessible writer working in SF today
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A fast-paced political thriller laced with observant characterization, great dialogue, and some genuinely original science
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Clever dialogue, fast-paced story and strong characters
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