Thursday, October 30, 2014

Old Man's War

I'm not normally a fan of Mil-SF, but John Scalzi's Old Man's War was very well written, and a very thoughtful look at interstellar, inter-species war. It owes a lot to Starship Troopers and other sci-fi, but with a more modern take on the technologies that will be available to the troops of the fascist interstellar governments of the future. The core of the novel is very much the personal journey of the main character, John Perry, from aging man on earth to space soldier defending Earth and its colonies from a range of alien species. Very much worth reading, and I'll be reading the sequels.

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