I read Zoe’s Tale, the most recent in this series, last month and it was quite good, so when I saw this first novel on the shelf at the library, I had to grab it.
The premise of Old Man’s War is that Earth, with its surplus of population, is off colonizing other planets, but then so are a whole bunch of other intelligent races. To make sure that humans get enough planets, the Colonial Defense Forces keep their ranks healthily supplied — with 75-year-olds.
John Perry is one of these “old farts.” The novel follows his story, from why he decided to join up to how 75-year-olds are prepared for intergalactic war and just what war means on a universal scale.
It’s a good time and a quick read and I definitely need to grab the next book tout de suite.