Today’s SF/F Kindle Daily Deal: “Old Man’s War” by John Scalzi for $2.99

Today’s SF/F Kindle Deal is Old Man’s War by John Scalzi, which you can pick up for $2.99:

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 aliens willing to fight for them are common. The universe, it turns out, is a hostile place.

So: we fight. To defend Earth (a target for our new enemies, should we let them get close enough) and to stake our own claim to planetary real estate. Far from Earth, the war has gone 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, which shields the home planet from too much knowledge of the situation. What’s known to everybody is 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 your time 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.

Remember, Kindle books can be read on by downloading the Kindle software for computers and smartphones, or directly on a Kindle device.

[UPDATE] Also: this deal is available for this same price today for the Nook and from Apple.

8 thoughts on “Today’s SF/F Kindle Daily Deal: “Old Man’s War” by John Scalzi for $2.99”

  1. Also – unfortunately – important to note that this isn’t available for all readers. I’m in Ireland and, buying through Amazon.com, I can’t get this deal (nor many of the deals advertised). I’d hazard a guess it’s the same for other European readers.

    1. What you call an advert I call passing along a good deal to fellow eBook-reading fans. I was going for helpful. Judging by the traffic this post is getting, readers are not opposed to the idea.

        1. You misunderstand me. It’s doing something helpful for the fans that is the motivator. The traffic is the proof that some of them approve.

          It’s unfortunate that you don’t find these posts useful, but just because *you* don’t like them doesn’t mean (1) that everyone feels the same, and (2) that you have to continue to read them. Feel free to skip the one appearing later today, too. :)

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