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It was a well written book that kept my attention. In the start of the book there is a great few lines about getting old (the main character is 75 at that point) . Read morePublished 15 hours ago by Sisyphus
This is to balance karma from my 3-star review of Zoe's Tale. Excellent read, thank you, Mr Scalzi.Published 3 days ago by Pope Splendiferous VII
A very enjoyable story.
So much so that I am concerned book 2 to be a let down. But even if it turns out half as good as this one, it'll be time well spent. Read more
This is one of the best science fiction books ever, not only in the military sub-genre. Oh, and funny, too, which isn't that common.Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
A decent read. It went by quickly as the story moved along at a good clip. Good for the beach or vacation.Published 5 days ago by Thomas Wilson
Not trivial storyline at all. Some of the technical aspects are little bit too simple and technological implementations are far from the full use. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Meeej
It's a good example of a well written hard SF focused more on ground fights instead of interstellar battles. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Tomasz Tomaszewski
Excellent ideas. Too short given the possibilities. A little contrived but also fascinating. I will read more expecting this aught to growPublished 7 days ago by Christopher Markham
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|Scalzi and Heinlein||
i liked heinlein when i was young and didn't really think about his portrayals--i really liked old man's war and the series. scalzi's characters seems very true and he does not overload the morality tale of his stories
Jan 24, 2010 by Kindle Customer | See all 3 posts
|If they can create Ghost Brigades from DNA, why recruit old men?||
Belatedly, here's my take.
In our world, while a large part of the training human beings to become special forces troops is physical in nature, it taps into the psychological in a big way: do you have the guts to keep going, no matter what?
I'm guessing it would be easier to build such a... Read More
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|Who did the cover art?||
John Harris. Probably my favorite sci-fi cover artist.
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