Man's War

Old Man’s War


John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First he visited his wife’s grave. Then he joined the army.The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce―and alien races willing to fight us for them are common. So: we fight. To defend Earth, and to stake our own claim to planetary real estate. Far from Earth, the war has been going on for decades: brutal, bloody, unyielding.Earth itself is a backwater. The bulk of…

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If you could turn one unfilmed novel into a movie which would it be?(r/AskReddit)

Old Man’s War. It’s about an old man who joins the armed wing of Earth’s colonizing force, which only recruits from the oldest portions of society. It’s the first book in a series of books that deal with mankind’s expansion into space, and the possible problems.

If you like science fiction, go buy it right now. Don’t look at any plot descriptions, because most of them spoil the questions surrounding why only the old are recruited, which doesn’t get answered until a third of the way into the book.

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John Scalzi

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Tor Science Fiction

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