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It's a wild and thundery night. Inside a ramshackle old manor house, a beautiful young girl lies asleep in bed. At the window, a figure watches... Continue »

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Old Man's War by John Scalzi
Old Man's War

James Batka, April 10, 2007

John Scalzi's writing is very similar to that of Robert Heinlein and this book in particular pleasantly possesses some of the characteristics of Heilein's Starship Troopers (the Book!). Look for buried social commentary within the action of the story (what is the price of the continuation of the human species?). Look for an acknowledgement to Heilein in the credits.

It, however, possesses enough uniquenss to provide the reader with a refreshing new story and characters.

I'm very much looking for the new stories in this universe - The Ghost Brigades (published), The Last Colony (in editing), & The Sagan Diary (published but not part of the trilogy formed by the previous 3).
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