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I would highly recommend it to any science fiction or military fiction reader.
An obvious influence for this book is Robert Heinlein's Starship Troopers, but Scalzi's work is still its own distinct story.
A very well written book, humorous, fast paced with an interesting story for someone liking military science fiction.
Really smart sci fi with very likable characters. I won't spoil any plot points, but I thought I knew what the secret of the premise would be--why the recruits are all senior... Read morePublished 3 hours ago by SD-SU
Out of at least 20,000 sci fi novels I've read (not exaggerating because of my condition i have time). This is by far ranking at the best if not in the top 5-10. Read morePublished 6 hours ago by Amazon Customer
Great military scifi. Nicely thought out. Likable characters. Not too hard on the brain.Published 18 hours ago by Geoff Schembri
This is the first of his books that I've read. Scalzi writes with such flowing passion, humor, and a sense of reality that it is so easy to be sucked into the world he creates. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Blake Wallace
I've been reading free books on Amazon via Prime and some are good. This is one of few I've purchased based on reviews and was not disappointed. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Joseph Mattioni
I'm so confused why this book is so highly regarded. I tried it on a whim, and I was almost in disbelief of how horrible it was. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Karen
Someone was in the Office with this in their hand, said they liked it every bit as well as Enders Game, I have been looking for some real Sci-Fi to read and this fits the bill,... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Roxie358
Loved it the first time I read it. Reading the entire series again for about the 4th time. Bought it in paperback, buying it again for my kindle. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Phaedre357
Somewhat interesting premise though a very simplistic, light and fluffy story. There's nothing terribly new here, a lot of cliche, and the writing, characters and story are all... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Daneel Law