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A traitor to humanity is helping a trio of alien races destroy humanity -- all of it. His motivations are unclear, his whereabouts unknown. But the traitor left something behind: a recording of his consciousness. That consciousness is poured into Jared Dirac, a warrior born as an adult to fight the battles no one else will take. As Jared fights, he learns more about the man whose personality has been placed in his head -- and learns why he turned traitor. But can Jared, bred to save humanity, be trusted not betray it instead?
The second installment in John Scalzi's "Old Man" universe will be published as a companion volume to Old Man's War. Once again, Vincent Chong will be contributing a full color cover and several full color interior illustrations.
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Praise for Old Man's War
Â"Though a lot of SF writers are more or less efficiently continuing the tradition of Robert A. Heinlein, Scalzi's astonishingly proficient first novel reads like an original work by the late grand masterÂ...The novel's tone is right on target, tooÂ--sentimentality balanced by hardheaded calculation, know-it-all smugness moderated by innocent wonder. This virtuoso debut pays tribute to SF's past while showing that well-worn tropes still can have real zip when they're approached with ingenuity.Â"
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Â"SolidÂ...[Scalzi] sidesteps most of the cliches of military science fiction, delivers fast-paced scenes of combat and pays attention to the science underpinning his premise.Â"
--San Francisco Chronicle
Â"Smartly conceived and thoroughly entertaining, Old Man's War is a splendid novel.Â"
--Cleveland Plain Dealer
John Scalzi is a prolific journalist, columnist, and non-fiction writer whose books include The Rough Guide to the Universe and The Book of the Dumb. His web journal The Whatever is one of the longest-established and most widely-read weblogs on the net. He lives in Ohio.
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