The Last Colony

John Scalzi

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2008 Nominee

Hugo Award For Best Novel

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21 March 2017
9781509864560
591 minutes
William Dufris
Synopsis

Hard-core military science fiction at its very best, 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.