“Though a lot of SF writers are more or less efficiently continuing the tradition of Robert A. Heinlein, Scalzi’s astonishingly proficient first novel reads like an original work by the late grand master…The novel’s tone is right on target, too—sentimentality balanced by hardheaded calculation, know-it-all smugness moderated by innocent wonder. This virtuoso debut pays tribute to SF’s past while showing that well-worn tropes still can have real zip when they’re approached with ingenuity.”
--Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Old Man's War
“Solid…[Scalzi] sidesteps most of the cliches of military science fiction, delivers fast-paced scenes of combat and pays attention to the science underpinning his premise.”
--San Francisco Chronicle on Old Man's War
--Entertainment Weekly on Old Man's War
“Smartly conceived and thoroughly entertaining, Old Man’s War is a splendid novel.”
--Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Gripping and surpassingly original. It's Starship Troopers without the lectures. It's The Forever War with better sex. It's funny, it's sad, and it's true."
--Cory Doctorow on Old Man’s War
"John Scalzi is a fresh and appealing new voice, and Old Man's War is classic SF seen from a modern perspective--a fast-paced tour of a daunting, hostile universe."
--Robert Charles Wilson
“I enjoyed Old Man's War immensely. A space war story with fast action, vivid characters, moral complexity and cool speculative physics, set in a future you almost want to live into, and a universe you sincerely hope you don't live in already.”
They are the special wing of the Colonial Defence Forces, elite troops created from DNA of the dead and turned into the perfect soldiers for the CDF's toughest operations. The universe is a dangerous place for humanity, as three hostile races combine to halt our further expansion into space. Their linchpin is a turncoat scientist, Charles Boutin, who unfortunately knows the CDF's biggest military secrets. And to prevail against this alliance, they must find out why Boutin did what he did.Jared Dirac is the only human able to provide answers, being a superhuman hybrid created form Boutin's own DNA. Jared's brain should therefore be able to access Boutin's electronic memories ...but when that appears to fail, Jared is instead passed on to the Ghost Brigades. Then, just as time is running out, Boutin's memories slowly begin to surface within him...but all this while the enemy is planning something much worse for mankind than just military defeat. Praise for "Old Man's War": 'Clever dialogue, fast-paced story and strong characters.' - "The Times". 'An original idea, which is brilliantly executed' - "Sc-Fi Now".
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