Zoe's Tale

Old Man's War

John Scalzi; Read by Tavia Gilbert

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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.

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Listen to this author interview to hear acclaimed science fiction and fantasy authors and great friends John Scalzi, Scott Westerfeld, and Justine Larbalestier chat about their books. Learn more about Campbell Award-winning author John Scalzi at http://us.macmillan.com/author/johnscalzi Learn more about space opera sci-fi author Scott Westerfeld at http://us.macmillan.com/author/scottwesterfeld Visit fantasy/thriller author Justine Larbalestier's website at http://justinelarbalestier.com/

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Praise for Zoe's Tale

“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
 
"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

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About the Author

John Scalzi; Read by Tavia Gilbert

John Scalzi won the 2006 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and his debut novel Old Man’s War was a finalist for science fiction’s Hugo Award. His other books include The Ghost Brigades, The Android’s Dream and The Last Colony. He has won the Hugo Award, the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award for science-fiction, the Seiun, The Kurd Lasswitz and the Geffen awards. His weblog, Whatever, is one of the most widely-read web sites in modern SF. Born and raised in California, Scalzi studied at the University of Chicago. He lives in southern Ohio with his wife and daughter.

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Zoe's Tale
John Scalzi; Read by Tavia Gilbert

Award

Hugo Award - Nominee, Locus Awards - Nominee

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
August 2008
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427206442
ISBN10: 1427206449
Audio Run Time: 9:30
$19.99

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Science Fiction
April 2009
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765356192
ISBN10: 0765356198
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 416 pages
$7.99

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e-Book Agency
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
December 2012
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429931076
ISBN10: 1429931078
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 336 pages
$7.99
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