Old Mans War by John Scalzi
The Old Man’s War is a series of military science fiction novels by American novelist John Scalzi. The series is about Earth’s senior citizens being recruited to join the CDF (Colonial Defense Forces). The lead character, John Perry, starts out as a recruit and the books follow his progress through the ranks of the CDF.

The Old Man’s War series began in 2005 with the title novel of the series. The series is currently ongoing. Below is a list of John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War books in order of when they were originally released (which is the same as their chronological order):

Publication Order of Old Man’s War Books


Old Man's War(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ghost Brigades(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Colony(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Zoe's Tale(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Human Division(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The End of All Things(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Old Man’s War Short Stories


Questions for a Soldier(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sagan Diary(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
After the Coup(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Old Man’s War Synopsis: In Old Man’s War by John Scalzi (the author’s debut novel and first in the Old Man’s War series), humans have made it into space, but liveable planets are hard to find, so Earth must be defended by the Colonial Defense Force. Once you reach the retirement age of 75, you are able to join the CDF. The CDF isn’t interest in young people, but rather the people who have the most experience in life. Recruits are taken from Earth, unable to return. After your two-years on the front, you are rewarded with a nice place to live on one of Earth’s colonies. John Perry, who has just turned 75, thinks this is the life for him. He has no idea what to expect and no idea how far from home he will be going, but the most surprising thing of all is what he will become.

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  • http://pinterest.com/sewcraftyme/ Ila Turner

    Just began Old Man’s War, didn’t know it was a series. Have to say its an original idea to me and I’m loving the book.