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The Last Colony (original 2007; edition 2008)

by Scalzi John

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Title:The Last Colony
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Info:Tor Books (2008), Edition: paperback / softback, Unknown Binding
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The Last Colony by John Scalzi (2007)

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    Old Man's War by John Scalzi (Karlstar)
    Karlstar: John Scalzi introduces the universe of the Colonial Union in this book. Similar in feel to Starship Troopers, in many ways.
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Last book of predictable series. Get from Library ( )
  Cataloger623 | Nov 8, 2014 |
John and Jane are back in the third installment of Old Man's War. I really enjoyed the fast paced action and how they solved the problems facing them. ( )
  ladyoflorien | Aug 11, 2014 |
John Perry and Jane Sagan having left the Colonial Defence Force are currently ensconced as administrators in a backwash planet in an out of the way part of the galaxy. That is until they are earmarked to lead a brand new type of colony that is being garnered from other human conquered worlds rather than just from Earth itself. Things are not quite so straightforward as they first appeared though as on arrival at the new planet it is apparent it is different to the one they were led to believe. A special forces operative makes himself known to brief them on their situation. A New alien alliance has formed and placed a moratorium on expansion by non-members and will extinguish any new colonies that arise by any means necessary. Can John and Jane, along with their adopted daughter Zoe and her two Obin companions, forge their disparate band of colonists into a survival group as it is being used as a pawn to thwart this new alliance?

This book differs in scope from the previous two quite dramatically. They were mainly action-orientated sequences that drove the plot forward. Here we have a political/sociology experience full of intrigue. That’s not to say there aren’t any action sequences as they do occur but this is definitely aimed more towards space opera than tech war. ( )
  AHS-Wolfy | May 21, 2014 |
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The Last Colony, the third book in John Scalzi’s OLD MAN’S WAR series, returns us to the perspective of John Perry, the “old man” hero of the first novel in the series, Old Man’s War. John Perry is only mentioned in the second novel, The Ghost Brigades, which told the story of how the cyborg Special Forces soldiers found and defeated the scientist Charles Boutin, a traitor to the Colonial Union. On that mission they also found Zoe, Boutin’s young daughter. Zoe has been adopted by Jane Sagan and John Perry and the little family has been farming on one of Earth’s colonies where John and Jane are the leaders.

Life is easy for them until the Colonial Union comes calling — they need leaders for a new colonization effort and John and Jane have been selected. This new colony (named Roanoke…. hmmmm… I think I wouldn’t have signed up for that) will be comprised of people from several different human worlds and John and Jane are responsible for its success. However, the Colonial Union hasn’t been completely honest with them. It will be a lot more dangerous than the members of Roanoke have been led to believe. They are being played as political pawns and they don’t realize it until it’s too late. And it’s not just Roanoke that’s in danger, but the entire human race... Read More:
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  Kat_Hooper | Apr 6, 2014 |
Man, I was pretty sure I knew where this was going, but it is just so satisfying to watch it get there. ( )
  jen.e.moore | Mar 27, 2014 |
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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.

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Perry and Sagan are back in the thick of interstellar politics, betrayal, and war as leaders of a new human colony, to be peopled by settlers from all the major human worlds.

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