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Old Man's War

(2005)
(The first book in the Old Man's War series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Hugo Best Novel (nominee)
John W. Campbell Best Book
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 humanity's resources are in the hands of the Colonial Defense Force. Everybody knows 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 two years 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.

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October 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Old Man's War
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ISBN: 0-7653-9485-5 / 978-0-7653-9485-9 (USA edition)
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July 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Old Man's War
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January 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Old Man's War
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ISBN: 0-7653-0940-8 / 978-0-7653-0940-2 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

November 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Old Man's War (The Old Man's War series)
Author(s): John Scalzi
ISBN: 1-4472-9537-4 / 978-1-4472-9537-2 (UK edition)
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June 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Old Man's War (The Old Man's War series)
Author(s): John Scalzi
ISBN: 0-330-45216-9 / 978-0-330-45216-8 (UK edition)
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January 2007 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Old Man's War
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ISBN: 0-7653-4827-6 / 978-0-7653-4827-2 (USA edition)
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December 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Old Man's War
Author(s): John Scalzi
ISBN: 0-7653-1524-6 / 978-0-7653-1524-3 (USA edition)
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Audio Editions

March 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Old Man's War: Old Man's War, Book 1
Author(s): John Scalzi
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd
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October 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Old Man's War
Author(s): John Scalzi
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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October 2007 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Old Man's War
Author(s): John Scalzi
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Kindle Editions

December 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Old Man's War Series: (Old Man's War, The Ghost Brigades, The Last Colony, Zoe's Tale, The Human Division, The End of All Things)
Author(s): John Scalzi
Publisher: Tor Books
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February 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Old Man's War
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April 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Old Man's War
Author(s): John Scalzi
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