Old Man's War

Author: John Scalzi

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330538160

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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The universe is a dangerous place in John Scalzi's Old Man's War, the first in The Old Man's War series. At seventy-five years old, John Perry is after a fresh start – so, naturally, he joins the army. Earth's military machine can transform elderly recruits, restoring their lost youth. But in return, its Colonial Defence Force demands two years of hazardous service in space. This is how Perry finds himself in a new body, crafted from his original DNA. A genetically enhanced and upgraded new body, ready for battle. But upgrades alone won't keep Perry safe. He'll be fighting for his life on the front line as he defends humanity's colonies from hostile aliens. He'll pay the price for his choices, and he'll discover the universe is even more dangerous than he imagined. Continue the gripping space war series with The Ghost Brigades.
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The Human Division

Author: John Scalzi

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447290488

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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John Scalzi's The Human Division is the fifth in The Old Man's War series. Lieutenant Harry Wilson has an impossible mission. He must help preserve the union of humanity's colonies, in the wake of a terrible revelation. For years the Colonial Union has protected its citizens from the dangerous universe around them. But the people of Earth now know the ugly truth. The Union deliberately kept Earth as an ignorant backwater – and as a source of recruits for its war against hostile aliens. Now, other alien races have formed a new alliance against the Union. And they've invited the incensed people of Earth to join them. Managing the Colonial Union's survival will take all the political cunning and finesse its diplomats can muster. And Harry and his team will be deployed to deal with the unexpected – for failure is unthinkable.
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The Crazy Old Man's War Special Edition

Author: Lewis Levite

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557048524

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Page: 127

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During World War Two, the Allies sent clandestine teams into Hitler's Fortress Europe to assist the various Resistance movements. This fictional story is a salute to their heroic efforts.Special Trade Paperback edition
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Old Man's War Boxed Set I

Old Man's War, The Ghost Brigades, The Last Colony

Author: John Scalzi

Publisher: Tor Science Fiction

ISBN: 146687130X

Category: Fiction

Page: 960

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This discounted ebundle includes: Old Man's War, The Ghost Brigades, The Last Colony New York Times bestselling author John Scalzi takes you on an epic romp of galactic conquest and exploration, with some laughs along the way. "Gripping and surpassingly original." —Cory Doctorow 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. 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, with only the vaguest idea what to expect. Because the actual fight is far more difficult than he can imagine—and what he will become is far stranger. The Ghost Brigades — At first, Jared is a perfect soldier, but as another man's memories slowly surface, Jared begins to intuit the reasons for their betrayal. Time is running out: The alliance is preparing its offensive, and some of them plan worse things than humanity's mere military defeat. The Last Colony — Retired from his fighting days, John Perry and his wife, Jane, are pulled back into the political arena, and into the thick of interstellar politics, betrayal, and war. Tor books by John Scalzi Old Man's War Series #1 Old Man’s War #2 The Ghost Brigades #3 The Last Colony #4 Zoe’s Tale #5 The Human Division #6 The End of All Things Short fiction: “After the Coup” Other Tor Books The Android’s Dream Agent to the Stars Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded Fuzzy Nation Redshirts Lock In At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Zoe's Tale

An Old Man's War Novel

Author: John Scalzi

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781429931076

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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How do you tell your part in the biggest tale in history? I ask because it's what I have to do. I'm Zoe Boutin Perry: A colonist stranded on a deadly pioneer world. Holy icon to a race of aliens. A player (and a pawn) in a interstellar chess match to save humanity, or to see it fall. Witness to history. Friend. Daughter. Human. Seventeen years old. Everyone on Earth knows the tale I am part of. But you don't know my tale: How I did what I did — how I did what I had to do — not just to stay alive but to keep you alive, too. All of you. I'm going to tell it to you now, the only way I know how: not straight but true, the whole thing, to try make you feel what I felt: the joy and terror and uncertainty, panic and wonder, despair and hope. Everything that happened, bringing us to Earth, and Earth out of its captivity. All through my eyes. It's a story you know. But you don't know it all. Old Man's War Series #1 Old Man’s War #2 The Ghost Brigades #3 The Last Colony #4 Zoe’s Tale #5 The Human Division #6 The End of All Things Short fiction: “After the Coup” Other Tor Books The Android’s Dream Agent to the Stars Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded Fuzzy Nation Redshirts Lock In The Collapsing Empire (forthcoming) At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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The Ghost Brigades

Author: John Scalzi

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330462814

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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The sequel to his extraordinary Old Man's War, John Scalzi's The Ghost Brigades is the second in The Old Man's War series. Who can you trust, if you can't trust yourself? Three hostile alien races have united against humanity, determined to halt our expansion into space. The mastermind behind this lethal alliance is a traitor - Charles Boutin. He was a Colonial Defence Force scientist, with access to their biggest military secrets. Now the CDF's only hope is to discover Boutin's plan. Trouble is, Boutin's dead. As a super-soldier created from Boutin's own DNA, Jared Dirac may have answers. However, when Dirac fails to access the scientist's memories, he's transferred to the Ghost Brigades for training. These elite troops are also cloned from the dead, so he might fit in. But will Dirac's memory return as the enemy plots the fate of humankind? And whose side is Dirac really on?
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The Last Colony

Author: John Scalzi

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330457125

Category: Families

Page: 324

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John Perry has at last found peace in a violent universe, living quietly with his family in one of humanityâe(tm)s many colonies. Itâe(tm)s a good life, yet thereâe(tm)s something . . . missing. When John and his wife Jane are asked to lead a new colony world, he jumps at the chance to explore the universe once more. But they soon find out that nothing is what it seems, for his new colony are merely pawns in an interstellar game of war and diplomacy between humanityâe(tm)s Colonial Union and a new, seemingly unstoppable alien alliance that is dedicated to ending all human colonization. As this contest rages above, Perry struggles to keep his terrified colonists alive in the face of threats both alien and familiar, on a planet yet to reveal its own fatal secrets.
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A Blind Man's War

Author: David Fiddimore

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447200608

Category: Fiction

Page: 408

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Charlie Bassett thought he was done with a military life, but a soldier is always a soldier, and now he must fight one last battle. A ticking bomb; a band of notorious terrorists; and a price on his head: Charlie is back on the front line, and this time his foes are not only his country's enemies, but the ghosts of his own past. The Final War is an explosive page-turner, full of grit, wit and heart-stopping action.
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Elsie Clews Parsons

Inventing Modern Life

Author: Desley Deacon

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226139098

Category: Social Science

Page: 538

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Elsie Clews Parsons was a pioneering feminist, an eminent anthropologist, and an ardent social critic. In Elsie Clews Parsons, Desley Deacon reconstructs Parsons's efforts to overcome gender biases in both academia and society. "Wonderfully illuminating. . . . Parsons's work resonates strikingly to current trends in anthropology."—George W. Stocking, Jr., Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute "This is the biography of a woman so interesting and effective—a cross between Margaret Mead and Georgia O'Keeffe. . . . A nuanced portrait of this vivid woman."—Tanya Luhrmann, New York Times Book Review "A marvelous new book about the life of Elsie Clews Parsons. . . . It's as though she is sitting on the next rock, a contemporary struggling with the same issues that confront women today: how to combine work, love and child-rearing into one life."—Abigail Trafford, Washington Post "Parsons's splendid life and work continue to illuminate current puzzles about acculturation and diversity."—New Yorker
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