The Human Division (Old Man's War #5)

Author(s): John Scalzi

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

EARTH IS BETRAYED. It's a violent, competitive universe. And our home planet would have been an easy conquest, if not for the efforts of the Colonial Union -- the human spacefaring military organization that has defended our world for generations. But the Colonial Union kept many secrets from humanity, until John Perry revealed them to Earth's billions. The CU has fought an endless series of secret wars on (it claims) Earth's behalf, while manipulating humankind into providing an unlimited supply of recruits who never return from space. And, it turns out, there are alien races that seem inclined toward peace and trade instead of battle. Indeed, Earth has now been invited to join a new alliance of multiple worlds -- an alliance against the Colonial Union. For the shaken and uncertain people of Earth, the path ahead is far from clear. With that choice hanging in the balance, managing the CU's survival won't be easy, either. It will take diplomatic finesse, political cunning . . . and a brilliant "B-Team," centered on the resourceful Lieutenant Harry Wilson -- a team ready to deal with the unexpected things the universe throws at you when you're struggling to preserve the unity of the human race.


Product Information

Following the events of The Last Colony, the pressure is on - for the very unity of the human race is at stake.

I loved The Human Division...It all ends with a grand slam that puts The Human Division on the shortlist of SF's potential future classics, and leaves readers with the thrilling prospect that if this is really the end for good old Homo sapiens, we have only just begun to fight SFReviews.net An invigorating and morally complex interstellar thriller with heart ... Deeply realized characters and stinging webs of political and social deceit lend mystery and emotionally harsh realism to a thrilling setting of deep space and distant worlds Publishers Weekly Featuring the author's trademark humor, clever dialog, and a hefty dose of action, this is a wonderful addition to Scalzi's Old Man's War universe Library Journal Immensely entertaining RT Book Reviews - 41/2 stars, Top Pick The Human Division flat out rocked. It's a smart space opera novel that weaves together politics, characters and action ... this is a fine read, and an excellent addition to the series Geekexchange.com I loved The Human Division ... It all ends with a grand slam that puts The Human Division on the shortlist of SF's potential future classics, and leaves readers with the thrilling prospect that if this is really the end for good old Homo sapiens, we have only just begun to fight SFReviews.net An invigorating and morally complex interstellar thriller with heart ... Deeply realized characters and stinging webs of political and social deceit lend mystery and emotionally harsh realism to a thrilling setting of deep space and distant worlds Publishers Weekly Featuring the author's trademark humor, clever dialog, and a hefty dose of action, this is a wonderful addition to Scalzi's Old Man's War universe Library Journal Immensely entertaining RT Book Reviews - 41/2 stars, Top Pick The Human Division flat out rocked. It's a smart space opera novel that weaves together politics, characters and action ... this is a fine read, and an excellent addition to the series Geekexchange.com

John Scalzi is one of the most popular and acclaimed SF authors to emerge in the last decade. His debut, Old Man's War, won him science fiction's John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. His New York Times bestsellers include The Last Colony, Fuzzy Nation, his most recent novel Lock In, and also Redshirts, which won 2013's Hugo Award for Best Novel. Material from his widely read blog The Whatever (whatever.scalzi.com) has also earned him two other Hugo Awards. He lives in Ohio with his wife and daughter.

General Fields

  • : 9781447290476
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Tor
  • : January 2016
  • : 197mm X 130mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : John Scalzi
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : en
  • : 512