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The Resource Old Man's War

Old Man's War

Label
Old Man's War
Title
Old Man's War
Statement of responsibility
John Scalzi
Title variation
Old mans war
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 aliens willing to fight for them are common. The universe, it turns out, is a hostile place. So: we fight. To defend Earth (a target for our new enemies, should we let them get close enough) and to stake our own claim to planetary real estate. Far from Earth, the war has gone on for decades: brutal, bloody, unyielding.Earth itself is a backwater. The bulk of humanity's resources are in the hands of the Colonial Defense Force, which shields the home planet from too much knowledge of the situation. What's known to everybody is that when you reach retirement age, you can join the CDF. They don't want young people; they want people who carry the knowledge and skills of decades of living. You'll be taken off Earth and never allowed to return. You'll serve your time at the front. And if you survive, you'll be given a generous homestead stake of your own, on one of our hard-won colony planets.John Perry is taking that deal. He has only the vaguest idea what to expect. Because the actual fight, light-years from home, is far, far harder than he can imagine-and what he will become is far stranger
Member of
Summary
Enlisting in the army on his seventy-fifth birthday, John Perry joins an interstellar war between Earth and alien enemies who would stake claims on the few existing inhabitable planets, unaware that the conflict involves much more than he understands
Theme
Tone
Writing style
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131016
Cataloging source
DLC
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1969-
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Scalzi, John
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
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  • 860
  • 860
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Old Man's War universe
Series volume
0001
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  • Fiction
  • Science Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Old Man's War
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781429914710
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Old Man's War
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781429914710
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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