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Old Man's War

New York Times bestselling author John Scalzi takes you on an epic romp of galactic conquest and exploration in the Old Man’s War series.

Humanity has reached the stars, but have been engaged in wars with alien races for decades over habitable planets. The Colonial Defense Force fights for Earth. To join the CDF, a recruit must have reached retirement age. They don’t want young people; they want people who carry the knowledge and skills of decades of living. Soldiers are taken off Earth and never allowed to return. They’ll serve time at the front. And if they survive, they’ll be given a generous homestead on one of Earth’s hard-won colony planets.

“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

  • The End of All Things
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    • The End of All Things

    • Old Man's War (Volume 6)
      John Scalzi
      Tor/Forge

    • Hugo-award winning author, John Scalzi returns to his best-selling Old Man's War universe with The End of All Things, the direct sequel to 2013's The Human Division

      Humans expanded...

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  • The Human Division
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    • The Human Division

    • Old Man's War (Volume 5)
      John Scalzi
      Tor/Forge

    • Following the events of The Last Colony, John Scalzi tells the story of the fight to maintain the unity of the human race.

      The people of Earth now know that the human Colonial Union...

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  • Zoe's Tale
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    • Zoe's Tale

    • Old Man's War (Volume 4)
      John Scalzi
      Tor/Forge

    • A return to the bestselling Old Man's War universe, by science fiction's fastest-rising new star, told from the point of view of one of the most appealing characters in the series!

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  • The Last Colony
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    • The Last Colony

    • Old Man's War (Volume 3)
      John Scalzi
      Tor/Forge

    • The highly-anticipated conclusion to the science fiction trilogy begun with Old Man's War and The Ghost Brigades.

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  • The Ghost Brigades
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    • The Ghost Brigades

    • Old Man's War (Volume 2)
      John Scalzi
      Tor/Forge

    • The sequel to the extraordinary Old Man's War

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    • Old Man's War

    • Old Man's War (Volume 1)
      John Scalzi; read by William Dufris
      Macmillan Audio

    • A stunning novel of the long war for human survival--in a universe replete with hostility

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    • Old Man's War

    • Old Man's War (Volume 1)
      John Scalzi
      Tor/Forge

    • A stunning novel of the long war for human survival--in a universe replete with hostility

      • Available in:

      • Physical Book
      • Audio Book
      • eBook
  • Old Man's War Series
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    • Old Man's War Series

    • Old Man's War
      John Scalzi
      Tor/Forge

    • This discounted ebundle includes: Old Man's War, The Ghost Brigades, The Last Colony, Zoe’s Tale, The Human Division, The End of All Things

      New York...

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    • Old Man's War Boxed Set I

    • Old Man's War
      John Scalzi
      Tor/Forge

    • Includes: Old Man's War, The Ghost Brigades, The Last Colony

      "Gripping and surpassingly original. It's Starship Troopers without the lectures. It's The Forever...

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  • After the Coup
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    • After the Coup

    • Old Man's War
      John Scalzi
      Tor/Forge

    • In a universe of harsh interstellar conflict, the practice of interspecies diplomacy—when possible—is important. So being a Colonial Union officer attached to an interplanetary diplomatic mission...

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John Scalzi

John Scalzi won the 2006 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novel for Redshirts, and his debut novel Old Man’s War was a finalist for Hugo Award as well. His other books include The Ghost Brigades, The Android’s Dream, The Last Colony and The Human Division. He has won the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award for science-fiction, the Seiun, The Kurd Lasswitz and the Geffen awards. His weblog, The 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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William Dufris

William Dufris began his audio career in London, England. He co-found the audio production company The Story Circle, Ltd in the UK.  In the US, he founded Mind’s Eye Productions and co-founded Rocky Coast Radio Theatre in addition to The AudioComics Company, for which he is producer, director, actor and engineer.  Durfis was 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.  Of his work, AudioFile said, "William Dufris commands a dazzling array of voices that bring to life the dozens of audiobooks he’s narrated."  His audiobook credits include many of Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen, Ph.D.'s works, such as Days of Infamy and Pearl Harbor, in addition to George McGovern’s Abraham Lincoln, Neal Stephenson’s Cryptonomicon and John Scalzi’s The Ghost Bridges.

 

Dufris 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. Additionally, he worked with legendary director Dirk Maggs on his audio drama productions of Spider-Man.

William Dufris