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Some deeper concepts and tech fun, but mostly pulp.
I will probably read the next one.
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Fun read but the writing is a little too snarky for my taste and the moral made in too obvious a fashionPublished 1 day ago by Dag
I was actually really excited about reading this book because the concept sounds fun to me. I stopped about a third of the way through because I read on some other reviews that it... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Joyce
A good, fast read! A perfect balance of science and social commentary. John is clearly doing his best riff on the Grand Master, Robert A. Heinlein, and does he succeed in spades! Read morePublished 3 days ago by Moses Wyne
At its best this was an entertaining enough adventure story. One thing that repeatedly distracted me from extracting the intended entertainment from between the book's covers was... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Benjamin Crowell
Though sci-fi is not normally a favorite I chose to read the Old Man's War recently and was quite pleased. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Keith H. Groninga
Wrapped in a traditional starship troopers package. Can't wait to read the next set of books. Well worth the read.Published 7 days ago by lisa dietz
First in a series. Looking forward to next book. Nice twists on things you thought you knew from other books... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Christopher A. Baye
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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
Mar 26, 2014 by Anthony Prudori | See all 4 posts
|Who did the cover art?||
John Harris. Probably my favorite sci-fi cover artist.
Mar 20, 2012 by mike palmer | See all 2 posts
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