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Old Mans War John Scalzi

Old Mans War

John Scalzi

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ISBN : 9780330538169
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320 pages
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With his wife dead and buried, and life nearly over at 75, John Perry takes the only logical course of action left: he joins the army. Now better known as the Colonial Defense Force (CDF), Perrys service-of-choice has extended its reach intoMoreWith his wife dead and buried, and life nearly over at 75, John Perry takes the only logical course of action left: he joins the army. Now better known as the Colonial Defense Force (CDF), Perrys service-of-choice has extended its reach into interstellar space to pave the way for human colonization of other planets while fending off marauding aliens. The CDF has a trick up its sleeve that makes enlistment especially enticing for seniors: the promise of restoring their youth. After bonding with a group of fellow recruits who dub their clique the Old Farts, Perry finds himself in a new body crafted from his original DNA and upgraded for battle, including a brain-implanted computer. But all too quickly the Old Farts are separated, and Perry must fight for his life on various alien-infested battlegrounds. Scalzis astonishingly proficient first novel reads like an original work by the late grand master, Robert A. Heinlein Publishers Weekly Delivers fast-paced scenes of combat, and pays attention to the science underpinning his premise San Francisco Chronicle