New York: TOR, Tom Doherty, (2005). 0765309408. Signed in blue ink on title page. Last digit in number line is 4. Blue paper covered boards. As new / In as new dust jacket. Item #20
316 pp. 8vo. in blue pictorial dust jacket.
"John Perry did two things on his seventy-fifth 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." "Classic SF seen from a modern perspective -- a fast-paced tour of a daunting, hostile universe."