The Last Colony

Old Man's War

John Scalzi; Read by William Dufris

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Retired from his fighting days, John Perry is now village ombudsman for a human colony on distant Huckleberry. With his wife, former Special Forces warrior Jane Sagan, he farms several acres, adjudicates local disputes, and enjoys watching his adopted daughter grow up.

That is, until his and Jane's past reaches out to bring them back into the game — as leaders of a new human colony, to be peopled by settlers from all the major human worlds, for a deep political purpose that will put Perry and Sagan back in the thick of interstellar politics, betrayal, and war.
 
 
The highly-anticipated conclusion to John Scalzi's SF trilogy begun with Old Man’s War and The Ghost Brigades concludes with The Last Colony

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John Scalzi discusses his book, The Last Colony

Author interview with John Scalzi on his science fiction novel The Last Colony, the sequel to Old Man's War.

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Author John Scalzi discusses The Last Colony as part of the Authors@Google series. This event took place on April 27, 2007 at Google Headquarters in Mountain View, CA.

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"Hear author John Scalzi talk about his science fiction novel The Last Colony. In this audio recorded author interview, Scalzi talks to Tor publicist Dot Lin on The Last Colony, the perils of a madcap book tour, and his hotly anticipated next book! Learn more about the SF book The Last Colony at http://us.macmillan.com/thelastcolony/JohnScalzi Read more about author John Scalzi at http://us.macmillan.com/author/johnscalzi"

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"The Last Colony will kick your butt across the galaxy and make you care." — Rick Kleffel, The Agony Column, on The Last Colony

"Scalzi's captivating blend of off-world adventure and political intrigue remains consistently engaging." — Booklist on The Last Colony

"The sequel to Old Man's War combines taut military action with keen insights into the moral issues revolving around developing technologies. Scalzi has a finely tuned sense of balance between personal drama and the 'big picture' ... Highly recommended." — Library Journal (starred review) on The Ghost Brigades
 
"A mix of Starship Troopers and Universal Soldier, Ghost evokes awakening, betrayal, and combat in the best military sci-fi tradition." —Entertainment Weekly on The Ghost Brigades
 
“An impressive piece of work." — Philadelphia Inquirer on The Ghost Brigades
 
"Fast and deep…I like the galaxy this author's playing in, the characters he limns, the situations he's playing with, and I'm glad there's at least one more volume on the way." — San Diego Union-Tribune on The Ghost Brigades
 
"In Heinleinesque fashion, the book is loaded with scenes of comradeship, isolation, ruthlessness and the protocols, which govern the lives of active-duty soldiers. But this is where Scalzi, famous for his blog ‘The Whatever,’ surpasses Heinlein. Scalzi weaves in subtle discussions of humanity's growing fear of aging and our simultaneous attraction and repulsion to the Frankenstein-like creatures we are able to create." — San Antonio Express-News on The Ghost Brigades
 
"Scalzi is a natural heir to Heinlein, and his second book in this series is a good old-fashioned space opera, which takes time to question the nature of free will." — St. Louis Press-Dispatch on The Ghost Brigades
 
"Astonishingly proficient." — Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Old Man’s War
 
"Top-notch. His combat scenes are blood-roiling. His dialogue is suitably snappy and profane. And the moral and philosophical issues he raises... insert useful ethical burrs under the military saddle of the story." —The Washington Post on Old Man’s War
 
"Smartly conceived and thoroughly entertaining, Old Man's War is a splendid novel." — Cleveland Plain-Dealer

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John Scalzi; Read by William Dufris

John Scalzi is a prolific journalist, columnist, and non-fiction writer whose books include The Rough Guide to the Universe and The Book of the Dumb. His web journal Whatever is one of the longest-established and most widely-read weblogs on the net. His acclaimed debut SF novel Old Man’s War was published by Tor in 2005  

William Dufris is a native of Houlton, Maine but began his audio career in London, England. He has also acted on stage and in television, and is best known as the original North American voice of the cartoon character Bob in Nickelodeon's popular children's show, Bob the Builder. William has been nominated six times as a finalist for the APA's prestigious Audie Awards.  He garnered eighteen Golden Earphones Awards through AudioFile magazine, which honored him as one of "The Best Voices At The End Of The Century." 

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Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
October 2008
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427206435
ISBN10: 1427206430
Audio Run Time: 9:30
$19.99

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Hardcover
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
April 2007
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780765316974
ISBN10: 0765316978
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 320 pages
$23.95

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Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Science Fiction
July 2008
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765356185
ISBN10: 076535618X
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 336 pages
$7.99

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Tor Books
April 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429933780
ISBN10: 142993378X
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 320 pages
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