Meet the John Perrys
As most of you know, the protagonist of Old Man’s War (and the upcoming The Last Colony) is a fellow named John Perry. Now “John Perry” is not likely to be a wildly uncommon name, and I was procrastinating the other day, so I dropped the name in Google to see what might pop up.
And lo and behold, there’s a fairly notable John Perry out there: He’s a professor of philosophy and former chair of the philosophy department of Stanford University, and co-hosts a radio show about the subject with the current chair of Stanford philosophy, which also naturally has an associated blog. And ironically, he’s got an internet-famous essay on procrastination. He’s even got a Wikipedia entry! Excellent.
John Perry also was the sailor guy in those old Old Spice commercials.
He’s also an English musician and rock biographer! And an Irish politician! He’s a Christian worship leader! And should you ever want to go fly fishing in Montana or have some photography done, John Perry’s your man.
Clearly, John Perry has a life outside of my book. As well he should.