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ISBN 10 : 0765315246
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Download or read book Old Man's War PDF or another Format written by John Scalzi and published by Tor Books. This book was released on 2005-12-27 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First he visited his wife's grave. Then he joined the army. The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce—and alien races willing to fight us for them are common. So: we fight. To defend Earth, and to stake our own claim to planetary real estate. Far from Earth, the war has been going on for decades: brutal, bloody, unyielding. Earth itself is a backwater. The bulk of humanity's resources are in the hands of the Colonial Defense Force. Everybody knows that when you reach retirement age, you can join the CDF. They don't want young people; they want people who carry the knowledge and skills of decades of living. You'll be taken off Earth and never allowed to return. You'll serve two years at the front. And if you survive, you'll be given a generous homestead stake of your own, on one of our hard-won colony planets. John Perry is taking that deal. He has only the vaguest idea what to expect. Because the actual fight, light-years from home, is far, far harder than he can imagine—and what he will become is far stranger. Old Man's War Series #1 Old Man’s War #2 The Ghost Brigades #3 The Last Colony #4 Zoe’s Tale #5 The Human Division #6 The End of All Things Short fiction: “After the Coup” Other Tor Books The Android’s Dream Agent to the Stars Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded Fuzzy Nation Redshirts Lock In The Collapsing Empire (forthcoming)


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Download or read book Old Man's War Boxed Set 1 PDF or another Format written by John Scalzi and published by Tor Science Fiction. This book was released on 2014-08-26 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the New York Times bestselling author: John Scalzi's Old Man's War: now in a boxed set! Includes one copy each of: Old Man's War (978-0-7653-4827-2, $7.99/$9.99) The Ghost Brigades (978-7653-5406-8, $7.99/$9.99) The Last Colony (978-0-7653-5618-5, $7.99/$9.99)


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ISBN 10 : 0765369559
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Download or read book The Human Division PDF or another Format written by John Scalzi and published by Tor Science Fiction. This book was released on 2014-02-25 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Following the events of The Last Colony, John Scalzi tells the story of the fight to maintain the unity of the human race. The people of Earth now know that the human Colonial Union has kept them ignorant of the dangerous universe around them. For generations the CU had defended humanity against hostile aliens, deliberately keeping Earth an ignorant backwater and a source of military recruits. Now the CU's secrets are known to all. Other alien races have come on the scene and formed a new alliance—an alliance against the Colonial Union. And they've invited the people of Earth to join them. For a shaken and betrayed Earth, the choice isn't obvious or easy. Against such possibilities, managing the survival of the Colonial Union won't be easy, either. It will take diplomatic finesse, political cunning...and a brilliant "B Team," centered on the resourceful Lieutenant Harry Wilson, that can be deployed to deal with the unpredictable and unexpected things the universe throws at you when you're struggling to preserve the unity of the human race. Being published online from January to April 2013 as a three-month digital serial, The Human Division will appear as a full-length novel of the Old Man's War universe, plus—for the first time in print—the first tale of Lieutenant Harry Wilson, and a coda that wasn't part of the digital serialization.


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ISBN 10 : 9781636240633
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Download or read book To Boldly Go PDF or another Format written by Jonathan Klug and published by Casemate. This book was released on 2021-09-03 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The literature of ideas. When author Pamela Sargent used those words to describe science fiction in 1975, the genre had exploded into the literary mainstream. As a literature of ideas, science fiction has proven to be a powerful metaphor for the world around us, offering a rich tapestry of imagination through which to explore how we lead, how we think, and how we interact. To Boldly Go assembles more than thirty writers from around the world—experts in leadership and strategy, senior policy advisors and analysts, professional educators and innovators, experienced storytellers, and ground-level military leaders—to help us better understand ourselves through the lens of science fiction Each chapter of To Boldly Go draws out the lessons that we can learn from science fiction, drawing on classic examples of the genre in ways that are equally relatable and entertaining. A chapter on the burdens of leadership by Ghost Fleet author August Cole launches readers into the cosmos with Captain Avatar aboard the space battleship Yamato. In another chapter, the climactic Battle of the Mutara Nebula from The Wrath of Khan weighs the advantages of experience over intelligence in the pursuit of strategy. What does inter-species conflict in science fiction tell us about our perspectives on social Darwinism? Whether using Star Trek: Deep Space Nine to explore the nuances of maritime strategy or The Expanse to better understand the threat posed by depleted natural resources, To Boldly Go provides thoughtful essays on relevant subjects that will appeal to business leaders, military professionals, and fans of science fiction alike.


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ISBN 10 : 9781429924443
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Download or read book Fuzzy Nation PDF or another Format written by John Scalzi and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2011-05-10 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From New York Times bestseller and Hugo Award-winner John Scalzi, an extraordinary retelling of the SF classic Little Fuzzy ZaraCorp holds the right to extract unlimited resources from the verdant planet Zarathustra—as long as the planet is certifiably free of native sentients. So when an outback prospector discovers a species of small, appealing bipeds who might well turn out to be intelligent, language-using beings, it's a race to stop the corporation from "eliminating the problem," which is to say, eliminating the Fuzzies—wide-eyed and ridiculously cute small, and furry—who are as much people as we are. Other Tor Books The Android’s Dream Agent to the Stars Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded Fuzzy Nation Redshirts 1. Lock In 2. Head On The Interdepency Sequence 1. The Collapsing Empire 2. The Consuming Fire Old Man's War Series 1. Old Man’s War 2. The Ghost Brigades 3. The Last Colony 4. Zoe’s Tale 5. The Human Division 6. The End of All Things At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


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ISBN 10 : 9781466830530
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Download or read book The Human Division #3: We Only Need the Heads PDF or another Format written by John Scalzi and published by Tor Books. This book was released on 2013-01-29 with total page 48 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The third episode of The Human Division, John Scalzi's new thirteen-episode novel in the world of his bestselling Old Man's War. Beginning on January 15, 2013, a new episode of The Human Division will appear in e-book form every Tuesday. CDF Lieutenant Harry Wilson has been loaned out to a CDF platoon tasked with secretly removing an unauthorized colony of humans on an alien world. Colonial Ambassador Abumwe has been ordered to participate in final negotiations with an alien race the Union hopes to make allies. Wilson and Abumwe's missions are fated to cross—and in doing so, place both missions at risk of failure. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


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ISBN 10 : 1250176514
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ISBN 10 : 9780575134317
Pages : 320 pages
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Download or read book Redshirts PDF or another Format written by John Scalzi and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-11-15 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. It's a prestige posting, and Andrew is even more delighted when he's assigned to the ship's Xenobiology laboratory. Life couldn't be better ... although there are a few strange things going on: (1) every Away Mission involves a lethal confrontation with alien forces (2) the ship's captain, the chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these encounters (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed. Suddenly it's less surprising how much energy is expended below decks on avoiding, at all costs, being assigned an Away Mission. Andrew's fate may have been sealed ... until he stumbles on a piece of information that changes everything ... and offers him and his fellow redshirts a crazy, high-risk chance to save their own lives ...


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ISBN 10 : 0765327112
Pages : 368 pages
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Download or read book Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded PDF or another Format written by John Scalzi and published by Tor Books. This book was released on 2010-01-05 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On September 13, 1998, John Scalzi sat down in front of his computer to write the first entry in his blog Whatever--and changed the history of the Internet as we know it today. What, you're not swallowing that one? Okay, fine: He started writing Whatever and amused about 15 people that first day. If that many. But he kept at it, for ten years and running. Now 40,000 people drop by on a daily basis to see what he's got to say. About what? Well, about whatever: Politics, writing, family, war, popular culture and cats (especially with bacon on them). Sometimes he's funny. Sometimes he's serious (mostly he's sarcastic). Sometimes people agree with him. Sometimes they send him hate mail, which he grades on originality and sends back. Along the way, Scalzi's become a best-selling, award-winning author, a father, and a geek celebrity. But no matter what, there's always another Whatever post to amuse and/or enrage his readers. Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded collects some of the best and most popular Whatever entries from the first ten years of the blog – a decade of Whatever, presented in delightfully random form, just as it should be. * Winner of the 2009 Hugo Award for Best Non-Fiction Book * Introduction by Star Trek actor Wil Wheaton


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ISBN 10 : 0765389185
Pages : 352 pages
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Download or read book Contract of Betrayal: Spectras Arise Trilogy, Book 1 PDF or another Format written by Tammy Salyer and published by Tammy Salyer. This book was released on 2013-02-12 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THE DEVIL YOU KNOW OR THE DEVIL YOU DON'T—SOMETIMES THEY'RE BOTH WORSE THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE. In a bid to free the settlers of Agate Beach from their dependence on picking at Admin scraps, Corps-deserter Aly Erikson's crew is willing to make a few deals, even with the devil. When Aly learns her friends have deceived her, she has to decide which is stronger: her sense of having been betrayed or her allegiance to the rebel cause. After an old ally offers her a convenient escape to a new life, the decision should be easy. But when the Corps threatens to wipe out everything that matters to her, the only course of action left is the same one she’s taken for as long as she can remember—fighting back. What people saying about the Spectras Arise Series “A fast-paced and fun sci-fi space adventure with a great protagonist… starts with a running gun fight and doesn't let up until the explosive conclusion.” “Top Notch SciFi Read!” “I'm torn between wanting to savor every exciting moment of this gorgeously written series or binge-read to find out what happens next.” “Thrilling, Roller-Coaster Ride of Military Sci-Fi Adventure” “Contains the kind of action that makes it hard to turn off the light and go to sleep.” Other books in the Spectras Arise Series Conviction: A Spectras Arise Prequel Novella Contract of Defiance: Spectras Arise Trilogy, Book 1 Contract of Betrayal: Spectras Arise Trilogy, Book 2 Contract of War: Spectras Arise Trilogy, Book 3 The Spectras Arise Series Omnibus, including all four books