Review: Old Man’s War by John Scalzi

Old Man's War

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Old Man’s War by John Scalzi is based in the future where mankind has set out to colonize the universe. But we are not alone. We have to fight for planets and to keep the colonists safe.

When people reach 75 years of age they have the opportunity to sign up with the Colonial Defense Force. Doing so they leave their old life behind to go fight to defend Earths colonists in space. In return they are promised renewed youth. The details of how they will be granted this are kept very secret. Once you sign up you can never return to Earth.

The story is told from the perspective of John Perry, a 75 year old widower who is not sure what to expect. This story is very well written and the characters are excellent. I really enjoyed the writing style and humor of John Scalzi and will be sure to read his other works.

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