Old Man's War
by John Scalzi
Review by David Hecht
Tor Books Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 0765309408
Date: 01 January, 2005 List Price $23.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
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Why send the young to fight and die on foreign (or alien) soil when you can send old folks to do the dirty work? That?s the premise in Old Man?s War, John Scalzi?s debut novel. Only the old are inducted into the Colonial Defense Forces which protect humanity as it expands into the galaxy, and the lure for them is that though they may not live forever?they?ll enjoy the benefits of off-world rejuvenation techniques?which the CDF chooses not to share with Earth.
(Source: Tor Books)