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Old Man's War
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John Wiswell
Few Americans ever leave earth, except at age 75 when they join an interstellar military, furthering humanism by colonizing and conquering space. Exactly how the elderly are refitted for space exploration and combat is part of Old Man’s War’s allure, and I won’t spoil it, but its conceit allows resigned senior citizen John Perry to see the galaxy at gunpoint. We’re introduced to a fascinating space drama of hopping between parallel universes to go faster than light, talking computers in our skul...more
Dave
Jan 14, 2013 Dave rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: sf
Writing isn't anything to shout about, and the setup takes a while. Otherwise, an above-average military SF novel. Doesn't come close to matching Haldeman's The Forever War.
cuifen
Oct 24, 2012 cuifen rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2012
So close to perfect - more like 4.75 stars than 4 stars, really.
Charlie
Jan 20, 2013 Charlie marked it as to-read
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