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The End of All Things (Old Man's War) Hardcover – August 11, 2015
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About the Author
JOHN SCALZI is one of the most popular and acclaimed SF authors to emerge in the last decade. His debut Old Man's War won him science fiction's John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. His New York Times bestsellers include The Last Colony, Fuzzy Nation, Lock In, and also Redshirts, which won 2013's Hugo Award for Best Novel. Material from his widely-read blog The Whatever has earned him two other Hugo Awards as well. He lives in Ohio with his wife and daughter.
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The second novella concerns itself with the Conclave and the political maneuverings happening in it. It stars Hafte Sorvalh who becomes the Premier of a very divided assortment of aliens and governments.
The third novella tells about current events from the viewpoint of Lieutenant Heather Lee who is leading a platoon of Colonial Defense Force soldiers as they are sent to various planets under the control of the Colonial Union that are in various states of rebellion.
The fourth novella brings together Lieutenant Harry Wilson, Ambassador Ode Abumwe, Ambassador Danielle Lowen, Premier Hafte Sorvalh, and other characters from earlier books in this series as they figure out a way for all three rival groups - the Conclave, the Colonial Union, and Earth - to find a way to defeat the Equilibrium and find a way to live in peace.
This was an excellent story with memorable characters and great world building.
I wish I could say that this book is full of the unexpected, but, for the most part, the characters are fairly predictable and Scalzi serves up a few twists, but not enough to justify a book of this length.
Let me be clear: I love John Scalzi and will continue to read whatever he publishes. I just found myself disappointed with the plot and the unfolding of the story in a way that really brings the readers of the series nothing new by means of creativity, character development or even a satisfying end to what began as a brilliant series. I would urge those who have not read the first three books in this series to go and read them. They are essential Scalzi. Unfortunately, this book is not. It is more Scalzi mailing it in while he comes up with his next work of genius.
Other than that though, Scalzi writes a great fast paced pieces that are fun to read. I enjoyed the book, and am really happy that it didn't leave any unanswered questions that would need a sequel.
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Very well done!