The Last Colony

John Scalzi

2008 Short-listed

Hugo Award For Best Novel

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Tor

9781447295402
336
Synopsis

John Scalzi's The Last Colony is the third in The Old Man's War series.

They must save themselves or die trying.

John Perry was living peacefully on one of humanity's colonies – until he and his wife were offered an opportunity these ex-supersoldiers couldn't resist. To come out of retirement and lead a new frontier world.

However, once on the planet, they discover they've been betrayed. For this colony is a pawn in an interstellar game of war and diplomacy. Humanity's Colonial Union has pitched itself against a new, seemingly unstoppable alien alliance, dedicated to ending all human colonization.

As this contest rages above, Perry struggles to keep his terrified colonists alive on the surface below – despite dangerous interstellar politics, violence and treachery. And the planet has yet to reveal its own fatal secrets.

In the media
John Scalzi is the most entertaining, accessible writer working in SF today

Joe Hill

Gripping and surpassingly original. It's Starship Troopers without the lectures . . . It's funny, it's sad, and it's true

Cory Doctorow

A fast-paced political thriller laced with observant characterization, great dialogue, and some genuinely original science

Guardian

Clever dialogue, fast-paced story and strong characters

The Times