Zoe's Tale (Old Man's War Universe #4) - John Scalzi 6.80   5

Hugo Award nominee 2009, Andre Norton Award nominee 2009.

How do you tell your part in the biggest tale in history?

I ask because it's what I have to do. I'm Zoe Boutin Perry: A colonist stranded on a deadly pioneer world. Holy icon to a race of aliens. A player (and a pawn) in a interstellar chess match to save humanity, or to see it fall. Witness to history. Friend. Daughter. Human. Seventeen years old.

Everyone on Earth knows the tale I am part of. But you don't know my tale: How I did what I did — how I did what I had to do — not just to stay alive but to keep you alive, too. All of you. I'm going to tell it to you now, the only way I know how: not straight but true, the whole thing, to try make you feel what I felt: the joy and terror and uncertainty, panic and wonder, despair and hope. Everything that happened, bringing us to Earth, and Earth out of its captivity. All through my eyes.

It's a story you know. But you don't know it all.

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Release date July 1, 2008
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Old Man's War Universe :: Series

Series contains 6 primary works and has 8 total works.

Old Man's War (Old Man's War Universe #1) 8.80   15
The Ghost Brigades (Old Man's War Universe #2) 7.50   12
The Last Colony (Old Man's War Universe #3) 7.34   12
Zoe's Tale (Old Man's War Universe #4) 6.80   5
The Human Division (Old Man's War Universe #5) 7.50   2
The End of All Things (Old Man's War Universe #6) 8.00   1
Questions for a Soldier N/A
The Sagan Diary 6.50   2

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