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The world created for the background to the mystery explores the possible implication for a disease that doesn't kill but rater with technological aid created a new category of human (maybe). It brings to mind the deaf parents who do not want their children or themselves "cured" of their disabilities. Scalzi leaves this discussion ambiguous rather promote his own view -- the reader is lead to consider it but is not offered a resolution.
The lead character is a little unusual in that he is a nice, bright young fellow. Somewhat innocent and seltered even for a victim of a devastating disease and not to mention heir to a fortune. Much more a fresh minted Peter Wimsey than a Mike Hammer or Phillip Marlowe type.
The work that went into this world and these characters begs foe a sequel or even a series.
I’ve read a handful of Scalzi’s other books like Fuzzy Nation (2011), Redshirts (2012), The Human Division (2013), and The End of All Things (2015). All of them were good, entertaining, but they didn’t knock my socks off like Old Man’s War did.
If you’re going to read one story by John Scalzi, I recommend you read Old Man’s War (2005). It’s one of my top five favorite military science fiction adventure stories. The story is told first person, past tense, from protagonist John Perry’s point of view.
Starship Troopers (1959) (not like the movie) by Robert A. Heinlein is the book that got me started in sci-fi adventures, and has remained one of my top five favorite military science fiction adventure stories for decades. The Forever War (1974) by Joe Haldeman, Armor (1984) by John Steakley, and Ender’s Game (1985) by Orson Scott Card, round out my top five military sci-fi adventure stories.
If you like any of the above you might also like Jack Campbell’s The Lost Fleet series, Taylor Anderson’s Destroyermen series, Andre Norton’s Star Soldiers, Andy Weir’s The Martian, or Frank Herbert’s Dune. Other sci-fi and fantasy authors I like include Douglas Adams, Isaac Asimov, Paolo Bacigalupi, Arthur C. Clarke, Earnest Cline, Suzanne Collins, Abe Evergreen, Terry Goodkind, Hugh Howey, Robert Jordan, George Martin, Larry Niven, Patrick Rothfuss, Brandon Sanderson and J.R.R. Tolkien.
Fun read... highly recommend.