Old Man's War

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516F48SAQHL__SL500_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-big,TopRight,35,-73_OU01_AA240_.jpgFans of Robert Heinlein's   Starship Troopers and Joe Haldeman's The Forever War will enjoy John Scalzi's 2005 novel Old Man's War.  The first in a continuing series (with the most recent installment, Zoe's Tale, available here), Old Man's War focuses on the exploits of John Perry, a 75 year-old-man who, sometime in the far future, enlists in the Colonial Defense Forces, where, outfitted with a new, younger and enhanced body, battles various hostile aliens.  Perry also discovers that his late wife...but that would be telling.  Author Scalzi's novel is an exciting action/adventure thriller with lots of intriguing tecnology (such as "skip drives" and a very cool space elevator), yet doesn't stint on characterzation or dramatic conflict. Recommended. 

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