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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Tor Science Fiction
Publication date January 2, 2007
Pages 320
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780765348272
ISBN-10 0765348276
Dimensions 0.75 by 4.25 by 6.75 in.
Weight 0.34 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $7.99
§As reported by publisher
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The End of All Things | Redshirts | Zoe's Tale | The Forever War | The Ghost Brigades | The Human Division | The Last Colony
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Enlisting in the army on his seventy-fifth birthday, John Perry joins an interstellar war between Earth and alien enemies who would stake claims on the few existing inhabitable planets, unaware that the conflict involves much more than he understands. A first novel. By the author of The Rough Guide to the Universe. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First he visited his wife's grave. Then he joined the army.

The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce―and alien races willing to fight us for them are common. So: we fight. To defend Earth, and to stake our own claim to planetary real estate. Far from Earth, the war has been going on for decades: brutal, bloody, unyielding.

Earth itself is a backwater. The bulk of humanity's resources are in the hands of the Colonial Defense Force. Everybody knows that when you reach retirement age, you can join the CDF. They don't want young people; they want people who carry the knowledge and skills of decades of living. You'll be taken off Earth and never allowed to return. You'll serve two years at the front. And if you survive, you'll be given a generous homestead stake of your own, on one of our hard-won colony planets.

John Perry is taking that deal. He has only the vaguest idea what to expect. Because the actual fight, light-years from home, is far, far harder than he can imagine―and what he will become is far stranger.

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Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780765309402
 
from Tor Books (December 1, 2004)
9780765309402 | details & prices | 316 pages | 6.00 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.02 lbs | List price $23.95
About: Enlisting in the army on his seventy-fifth birthday, John Perry joins an interstellar war between Earth and alien enemies who would stake claims on the few existing inhabitable planets, unaware that the conflict involves much more than he understands.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780330452168 Book cover for 9780765315243 Book cover for 9780765348272 Book cover for 9781447295372
 
from Pan Macmillan (June 1, 2007)
9780330452168 | details & prices | 320 pages | 4.50 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $16.25
About: With his wife dead, and life nearly over at 75, John Perry joins the army.
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Tor Science Fiction (January 2, 2007)
9780765348272 | details & prices | 320 pages | 4.25 × 6.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.34 lbs | List price $7.99
About: Enlisting in the army on his seventy-fifth birthday, John Perry joins an interstellar war between Earth and alien enemies who would stake claims on the few existing inhabitable planets, unaware that the conflict involves much more than he understands.
Reprint edition from Tor Books (December 27, 2005)
9780765315243 | details & prices | 320 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $15.99
About: Enlisting in the army on his seventy-fifth birthday, John Perry joins an interstellar war between Earth and alien enemies who would stake claims on the few existing inhabitable planets, unaware that the conflict involves much more than he understands.
from Pan Macmillan (January 1, 2004)
9781447295372 | details & prices | 332 pages | List price $15.20
About: You're sixty-five years old, your wife is dead, and your life is winding down.
Miscellaneous
from Tor Forge (April 1, 2007)
9781429914710 | details & prices | List price $6.99

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