This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution Licensewhich permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Abstract Business Process Management BPM research resulted in a plethora of methods, techniques, and tools to support the design, enactment, management, and analysis of operational business processes. This survey aims to structure these results and provide an overview of the state-of-the-art in BPM. In BPM the concept of a process model is fundamental.
The first-person narrative follows Perry's military career from CDF recruit to the rank of captain. It is set in a universe heavily populated with life forms, and human colonists must compete for the scarce planets that are suitable for sustaining life.
As a result, Perry must learn to fight a wide variety of aliens. The characters in Old Man's War have enhanced DNA and nanotechnologygiving them advantages in strength, speed, endurance, and situational awareness.
Synopsis[ edit ] John Perry, a year-old retired advertising writer, joins the Colonial Defense Forces who protect human interplanetary colonists.
Volunteers sign letters of intent and provide DNA samples at age 65, which John and his now deceased wife Kathy had done ten years prior to the beginning of the story.
After visiting his wife's grave to say goodbye as volunteers can never return to EarthPerry takes a space elevator to the CDF ship Henry Hudson, where he meets Thomas, Jessie, Harry, Alan, Susan and Maggie, fellow male and female retiree volunteers. They dub themselves the "Old Farts". Following a series of sometimes bizarre psychological and physical tests, Perry's mind is ultimately transferred to a new body based on his genetic material.
His new body is a younger version of himself, but genetically engineered with enhanced musculature, green skin, and yellow cat-like eyes.
He now possesses enormous strength and dexterity, nanobot -enhanced artificial bloodenhanced eyesight and other senses, and most critically, a BrainPal —a neural interface that, among other capabilities, allows Perry to communicate with other members of the CDF via thought.
After a week of frivolity and orgies in their new bodies, Perry and the other recruits land on Beta Pyxis III for basic training, during which the CDF's heritage in the United States armed forces is made clear when the recruits are taught the Rifleman's Creed.
Perry's drill instructorMaster Sergeant Ruiz, adopts a tough and disdainful persona towards to recruits, but later discovers Perry is the creator of an advertising slogan Ruiz adopted as a personal mantra "Sometimes you just gotta hit the road". As a dubious gesture of respect, Perry is given the job of platoon leader during the weeks of training before he is shipped out to the CDF ship Modesto.
His first engagement is with the Consu, a fierce, incredibly intelligent and religiously zealous alien species. Perry improvises a tactic which enables the CDF to win this first battle quickly. This is soon followed by a number of battles with, among others, the bear-like Whaidians and the tiny Covandu.
By the end of this last engagement Perry begins to suffer psychological distress over killing the Liliputian Covandu and accepts that he has transformed both physically and mentally.
Now a veteran, Perry participates in the Battle for Coral. The planet contains coral reefs valuable to the attacking Rraey, as well as a human colony the Rraey also have a taste for human flesh. The CDF plans to rapidly counterattack with a small force before the Rraey establish their coral strip mining operations, but the Rraey have somehow obtained technology to predict the appearance of a space ship's skip drive a feat that should not be possible and use this knowledge to ambush and destroy CDF ships as they arrive in the Coral system.
Perry's quick thinking allows him and his fellow soldiers on a transport shuttle to escape the wreckage of the Modesto and make for the planet's surface, but they are shot down.
Everyone but Perry is killed in the crash; Perry is grievously wounded but survives thanks to his artificially enhanced body. Perry thinks he has died when he sees a younger green version of his dead wife Kathy, who in reality is Jane Sagan, the leader of the Ghost Brigades rescue team.
Unlike John, Jane has no memories of Kathy's life, as she is only six years old, but after learning about Kathy, Jane seeks to learn more from John about being a "realborn" person and what kind of life one can have outside the CDF. Sagan manipulates her chain of command to promote John to an advisory role as a lieutenant to gather information from the Consu during a ritualistic meeting to obtain information.
Perry discovers that the Rraey had received the skip-drive detection tachyon technology from the Consu, which was used to set up the ambush at Coral. Perry also manipulates his chain of command to have the last two of his friends from the "Old Farts" transferred out of combat duty to military research.
Sagan and Perry then participate in a Special Forces operation in an attempt to capture or destroy the borrowed Consu technology in advance of a major attack to recapture Coral from the Rraey.
Perry is instrumental in the successful outcome of the battle by capturing the technical manual for the Consu detection system which was destroyed in the fightingand saving Sagan's life after she is severely wounded.
However, he never sees her again after delivering her to a shuttle which returns her to the secretive Ghost Brigades. At the conclusion of the book, Perry is promoted to captain following his deeds at Coral and, despite the separation, holds hope of reuniting with Sagan when their terms of service conclude.
The Skip Drive takes an object like a space ship, punches a hole in space, and places the object at its destination in a new, essentially identical universe. There are limits on the skip drive due to the characters not knowing all there is to know about how it works. The limitations are as follows: The object skipping must not be near a major gravity well.
The object skipping cannot skip out too far. The Colonial Union and other governments use devices called skip drones to communicate. These skip drones are essentially computers equipped with skip drives. A ship or satellite will launch one of these devices away from local gravity wells and skip to its target locale and upload its information to the local people.
More advanced races, notably the Consu, have a more complex understanding of skip drives and can even detect ships skipping into a system.Old Man's War is a military science fiction novel by American writer John Scalzi, published in His debut novel, it was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in Old Man's War is the first novel in Scalzi's Old Man's War series.A sequel, The Ghost Brigades, was published in , followed by two other books, The Last Colony () and Zoe's Tale ().
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