Saturday, April 28, 2012

The War for Elderly Folks

Hey there folks. Looks like I just about forgot to post again. I know I'm supposed to be posting stuff on the weekends. Heck, I've been doing it nearly every single weekend since this year began. So why am I starting to forget to post stuff now? Anyways, here's a little catcher-upper on one of the latest books I've finished, John Scalzi's Old Man's War.
This story stars John Perry, an elderly gentleman who has joined the army (Colonial Defense Forces). The CDF has kept much of the universe a secret from the people back on Earth. That means Perry and his friends have no idea what's coming for them. They end up getting thrown into a world that bristles with hundreds of different types of lifeforms, some like humans and many not, who they must compete with in order to survive. Humans have begun to overpopulate the Earth, and colonies are needed to disperse the population. But the colonies are at risk from other forms of life. That's where the CDF comes in. They defend colonies and claim new worlds for more expansion.

That isn't all the book is about. There's a lot more. That's more or less just the backdrop of the story. The rest of the stuff that happens is really fun and amazing, and I really don't wan to read it for you. It's got that summer blockbuster feel packed into a tiny little book, so if you're looking for something to keep you entertained, be sure to check this out.

Just a little reminder: come back next week for a little bit on Slaughterhouse-Five.

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