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The Last Colony

4.03 based on 29733 ratings & 1428 reviews on Goodreads.com

2008 Short-listed

Hugo Award For Best Novel

Tor

23 November 10
9780330478441
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£7.99
591 mins
William Dufris

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

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
Astonishingly proficient
Publishers Weekly (starred review)