The Ghost Brigades

Author: John Scalzi
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330462814
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The sequel to his extraordinary Old Man's War, John Scalzi's The Ghost Brigades is the second in The Old Man's War series. Who can you trust, if you can't trust yourself? Three hostile alien races have united against humanity, determined to halt our expansion into space. The mastermind behind this lethal alliance is a traitor - Charles Boutin. He was a Colonial Defence Force scientist, with access to their biggest military secrets. Now the CDF's only hope is to discover Boutin's plan. Trouble is, Boutin's dead. As a super-soldier created from Boutin's own DNA, Jared Dirac may have answers. However, when Dirac fails to access the scientist's memories, he's transferred to the Ghost Brigades for training. These elite troops are also cloned from the dead, so he might fit in. But will Dirac's memory return as the enemy plots the fate of humankind? And whose side is Dirac really on?

Geisterbrigaden

Author: John Scalzi
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 364102949X
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Wenn die Klone versagen, werden die Geisterbrigaden eingesetzt In ferner Zukunft wird der interstellare Krieg mit scheinbar bizarren Mitteln geführt: Für die Verteidigung der Kolonien im All werden nur alte, betagte Menschen rekrutiert. Sie werden geklont und ihre Bewusstseine in jüngere Ausgaben ihrer Selbst transferiert, was sie zu billigem Kanonenfutter macht. Doch als die Aliens sich verbünden und damit den Krieg zu gewinnen drohen, müssen die Geisterbrigaden ran, deren Körper aus genetischem Fremdmaterial hergestellt wurden. Einer von ihnen ist Jared Dirac. Doch sein neuer Körper tut nicht immer das, was er von ihm will, und langsam wird die Zeit knapp.

Old Man s War Series

Author: John Scalzi
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 0765396769
Format: PDF, ePub
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This discounted ebundle includes: Old Man's War, The Ghost Brigades, The Last Colony, Zoe’s Tale, The Human Division, The End of All Things New York Times bestselling author John Scalzi takes you on an epic romp of galactic conquest and exploration, with some laughs along the way. "Gripping and surpassingly original." —Cory Doctorow 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. Old Man’s War — John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First he visited his wife's grave. Then he joined the army, with only the vaguest idea what to expect. Because the actual fight is far more difficult than he can imagine—and what he will become is far stranger. The Ghost Brigades — At first, Jared is a perfect soldier, but as another man's memories slowly surface, Jared begins to intuit the reasons for their betrayal. Time is running out: The alliance is preparing its offensive, and some of them plan worse things than humanity's mere military defeat. The Last Colony — Retired from his fighting days, John Perry and his wife, Jane, are pulled back into the political arena, and into the thick of interstellar politics, betrayal, and war. Zoe’s Tale — Zoe Boutin Perry: A colonist stranded on a deadly pioneer world. Holy icon to a race of aliens. A player (and a pawn) in an interstellar chess match to save humanity, or to see it fall. Witness to history. Friend. Daughter. Human. Seventeen years old. The Human Division — The CU's secrets are known to all. Other alien races have come on the scene and formed a new alliance—an alliance against the Colonial Union. And they've invited the people of Earth to join them. For a shaken and betrayed Earth, the choice isn't obvious or easy. The End of All Things — CDF Lieutenant Harry Wilson and the Colonial Union diplomats he works with race against the clock to discover who is behind attacks on the Union and on alien races, to seek peace with a suspicious, angry Earth, and keep humanity's union intact...or else risk oblivion, and extinction—and the end of all things. Old Man's War Series #1 Old Man’s War #2 The Ghost Brigades #3 The Last Colony #4 Zoe’s Tale #5 The Human Division #6 The End of All Things Short fiction: “After the Coup” Other Tor Books The Android’s Dream Agent to the Stars Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded Fuzzy Nation Redshirts Lock In At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Old Man s War Boxed Set I

Author: John Scalzi
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
ISBN: 146687130X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This discounted ebundle includes: Old Man's War, The Ghost Brigades, The Last Colony New York Times bestselling author John Scalzi takes you on an epic romp of galactic conquest and exploration, with some laughs along the way. "Gripping and surpassingly original." —Cory Doctorow 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. Old Man’s War — John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First he visited his wife's grave. Then he joined the army, with only the vaguest idea what to expect. Because the actual fight is far more difficult than he can imagine—and what he will become is far stranger. The Ghost Brigades — At first, Jared is a perfect soldier, but as another man's memories slowly surface, Jared begins to intuit the reasons for their betrayal. Time is running out: The alliance is preparing its offensive, and some of them plan worse things than humanity's mere military defeat. The Last Colony — Retired from his fighting days, John Perry and his wife, Jane, are pulled back into the political arena, and into the thick of interstellar politics, betrayal, and war. Tor books by John Scalzi Old Man's War Series #1 Old Man’s War #2 The Ghost Brigades #3 The Last Colony #4 Zoe’s Tale #5 The Human Division #6 The End of All Things Short fiction: “After the Coup” Other Tor Books The Android’s Dream Agent to the Stars Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded Fuzzy Nation Redshirts Lock In At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Galaktische Mission

Author: John Scalzi
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641186145
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Mit dem Rücken zur Wand Die Menschen haben ferne Planeten und fremde Welten besiedelt – unter den misstrauischen Augen der Aliens und unter dem Schutz der Kolonialen Union. Wenn diese nun wie geplant aufgelöst wird, wären die menschlichen Kolonien den feindlich gesinnten Aliens hilflos ausgeliefert. Ausgerechnet in dieser prekären Lage taucht ein neuer Feind auf, der Menschen und Aliens gegeneinander ausspielt. Für Lieutenant Harry Wilson beginnt ein Wettlauf gegen die Zeit, denn sollte er nicht herausfinden, wer hinter dem intergalaktischen Intrigenspiel steckt, sind Menschen und Aliens gleichermaßen dem Untergang geweiht ...

Die letzte Kolonie

Author: John Scalzi
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641027330
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Nur John Perry kann die drohende Vernichtung der Menschheit verhindern John Perry ist als altgedienter Veteran der Klon-Armee im Ruhestand, doch das Abenteuer fehlt ihm. Er erklärt sich bereit, die Leitung einer neugegründeten Kolonie zu übernehmen, nichts ahnend, dass die Siedler nur Schachfiguren in einem Ränkespiel zwischen Menschen und Aliens sind. Nach und nach kommt Perry hinter das Intrigenspiel – und versucht, mit allen Mitteln zu verhindern, dass seine Kolonie die letzte in der Galaxis wird.

Ghost Brigades

Author: Dogukan Akbulut
Publisher: koton.ltde book
ISBN:
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The Ghost Brigades are the Special Forces of the Colonial Defense Forces, elite troops created from the DNA of the dead and turned into the perfect soldiers for the CDF's toughest operations. They’re young, they’re fast and strong, and they’re totally without normal human qualms. The universe is a dangerous place for humanity—and it's about to become far more dangerous. Three races that humans have clashed with before have allied to halt our expansion into space. Their linchpin: the turncoat military scientist Charles Boutin, who knows the CDF’s biggest military secrets. To prevail, the CDF must find out why Boutin did what he did. Jared Dirac is the only human who can provide answers -- a superhuman hybrid, created from Boutin's DNA, Jared’s brain should be able to access Boutin's electronic memories. But when the memory transplant appears to fail, Jared is given to the Ghost Brigades. At first, Jared is a perfect soldier, but as Boutin’s memories slowly surface, Jared begins to intuit the reason’s for Boutin’s betrayal. As Jared desperately hunts for his "father," he must also come to grips with his own choices. Time is running out: The alliance is preparing its offensive, and some of them plan worse things than humanity’s mere military defeat... "A mix of Starship Troopers and Universal Soldier, Ghost Brigades evokes awakening, betrayal, and combat in the best military sci-fi tradition."—Entertainment Weekly "An impressive piece of work."—Philadelphia Inquirer "Fast and deep . . . I like the galaxy this author's playing in, the characters he limns, the situations he's playing with, and I'm glad there's at least one more volume on the way."—San Diego Union-Tribune "In Heinleinesque fashion, the book is loaded with scenes of comradeship, isolation, ruthlessness and the protocols, which govern the lives of active-duty soldiers. But this is where Scalzi, famous for his blog ‘The Whatever,’ surpasses Heinlein. Scalzi weaves in subtle discussions of humanity's growing fear of aging and our simultaneous attraction and repulsion to the Frankenstein-like creatures we are able to create."—San Antonio Express-News "Scalzi is a natural heir to Heinlein, and his second book in this series is a good old-fashioned space opera, which takes time to question the nature of free will."—St. Louis Press-Dispatch "The alliance of three alien races against interstellar humanity, the defection of a human military scientist, and the signs of an impending war call for desperate measures from the Colonial Defense Forces. The creation of the superhuman hybrid Jared Dirac from the DNA of the traitor Charles Boutin is intended to provide a window on Boutin's mind and on the reasons for the alien alliance, but the transfer apparently fails, and Dirac is assigned to the Ghost Brigades, Special Forces troops cloned from the DNA of dead men minus any moral qualms. The sequel to Old Man's War combines taut military action with keen insights into the moral issues revolving around developing technologies. Scalzi has a finely tuned sense of balance between personal drama and the ‘big picture’ in this SCI FI Essential Book choice. Highly recommended."—Library Journal (starred review) "Scalzi's riveting and original Old Man's War introduced readers to the Colonial Defense Forces (CDF), an Earth-based galactic army composed of senior citizens rejuvenated by high-tech wizardry into youthful warriors. In this equally engaging, battle-driven sequel, the CDF's latest operation entails tracking down renegade scientist Charles Boutin, who is responsible for handing over deadly military secrets to humanity's extraterrestrial enemies. Fortunately, a computer-based replica of Boutin's consciousness is on file and ready for transfer into newly cloned special-forces soldier Jirad Dirac, who shares Boutin's DNA. When the consciousness transfer doesn't quite take, Dirac is handed off to a battalion for routine but closely monitored training. Just when Dirac is getting comfortable with his own identity, however, Boutin's memories kick in, and Dirac and his team are summarily dispatched to an enemy planet to capture Boutin and solve the mystery of his treason before humanity is destroyed. Scalzi skillfully weaves together action, memorable characterizations, and a touch of philosophy in a first-rate military sf outing."—Carl Hays, Booklist "[A] fast-paced interstellar military drama . . . It follows Jared Dirac, a superhuman soldier, from unusual birth to ambiguous death. Dirac is an altered clone of Charles Boutin, a military scientist who betrayed humankind to alien aggressors, and the Colonial Defense Forces' only hope of finding Boutin lies in transplanting his memories into Dirac's brain. When the transplant seems to fail, Dirac is sent to Special Forces, known as the Ghost Brigades for their habit of creating new soldiers from the DNA of the dead. His indoctrination there comes in handy when Boutin's memories begin to surface. Scalzi pays gleeful homage to Ender's Game, The Forever War and Starship Troopers."—Publishers Weekly

Die letzte Einheit

Author: John Scalzi
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641113415
Format: PDF
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Science Fiction am Puls der Zeit Das All ist besiedelt, und die Menschheit hat in den angrenzenden Sternensystemen Kolonien errichtet. Dort draußen, weit von der Erde entfernt, herrscht Krieg. Eine neue Art von Krieg – denn die Soldaten sind Klone mit implantiertem Bewusstsein. Neben diesen Klonkriegern gibt es jedoch auch noch eine Einheit von ungeklonten, dem Tod geweihten Menschen, die für besondere Aufgaben eingesetzt werden. Dies ist ihre Geschichte ...

Krieg der Klone

Author: John Scalzi
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641029503
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Einmal runderneuern, bitte! In ferner Zukunft wird der interstellare Krieg gegen Alien-Invasionen mit scheinbar bizarren Mitteln geführt: Für die Verteidigung der Kolonien weit draußen im All werden nur alte Menschen rekrutiert. So wie John Perry, der mit 75 noch einmal einen neuen Anfang machen will. Doch bald erfährt er das wohlgehütete Geheimnis: Das Bewusstsein der Rekruten wird in jüngere Klone ihrer selbst übertragen, die als unerschöpfliches Kanonenfutter in den Kampf geschickt werden ...

Agent der Sterne

Author: John Scalzi
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641138299
Format: PDF, Mobi
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There's no business like show business! Eines Tages kommen Außerirdische auf die Erde, um mit den Menschen eine friedliche Allianz zu bilden. Es gibt nur ein Problem: Sie sind abgrundtief hässlich und stinken zum Davonlaufen. Nicht einfach also, sich das Vertrauen der Erdbewohner zu erwerben. Die Aliens brauchen jemanden, der das »Geschäft« zwischen den beiden Völkern vermittelt. Und wer kann das besser als ein smarter Hollywood-Agent?