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"Though a lot of SF writers are more or less efficiently continuing the tradition of Robert A. Heinlein, Scalzi's astonishingly proficient first novel reads like an original work by the late grand master...The novel's tone is right on target, too--sentimentality balanced by hardheaded calculation, know-it-all smugness moderated by innocent wonder. This virtuoso debut pays tribute to SF's past while showing that well-worn tropes still can have real zip when they're approached with ingenuity."
--"Publishers Weekly" (starred review) on "Old Man's War"
"Solid...[Scalzi] sidesteps most of the cliches of military science fiction, delivers fast-paced scenes of combat and pays attention to the science underpinning his premise."
--"San Francisco Chronicle "on" Old Man's War
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"Thought-provoking!"
--"Entertainment Weekly "on" Old Man's War
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"Smartly conceived and thoroughly entertaining, "Old Man's War" is a splendid novel."
--"Cleveland Plain Dealer"
"Gripping and surpassingly original. It's "Starship Troopers" without the lectures. It's "The Forever War" with better sex. It's funny, it's sad, and it's true."
--Cory Doctorow on "Old Man's War"
"John Scalzi is a fresh and appealing new voice, and "Old Man's War" is classic SF seen from a modern perspective--a fast-paced tour of a daunting, hostile universe."
--Robert Charles Wilson
"I enjoyed "Old Man's War "immensely. A space war story with fast action, vivid characters, moral complexity and cool speculative physics, set in a future you "almost" want to live into, and a universe you sincerely hope you don't live in already."
--Ken MacLeod


"The sequel to Old Man's War combines taut military action with keen insights into the moral issues revolving around developing technologies. Scalzi has a finely tuned sense of balance between personal drama and the 'big picture' ... Highly recommended."
-- Library Journal (starred review) on The Ghost Brigades
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"A mix of Starship Troopers and Universal Soldier, Ghost evokes awakening, betrayal, and combat in the best military sci-fi tradition."
-- Entertainment Weekly on The Ghost Brigades
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" An impressive piece of work." -- Philadelphia Inquirer on The Ghost Brigades
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"Fast and deep ... I like the galaxy this author's playing in, the characters he limns, the situations he's playing with, and I'm glad there's at least one more volume on the way."
-- San Diego Union -Tribune on The Ghost Brigades
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"In Heinleinesque fashion, the book is loaded with scenes of comradeship, isolation, ruthlessness and the protocols, which govern the lives of active-duty soldiers. But this is where Scalzi, famous for his blog ' The Whatever, ' surpasses Heinlein. Scalzi weaves in subtle discussions of humanity's growing fear of aging and oursimultaneous attraction and repulsion to the Frankensteinlike creatures we are able to create." -- San Antonio Express-News on The Ghost Brigades
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"Scalzi is a natural heir to Heinlein, and his second book in this series is a good old-fashioned space opera, which takes time to question the nature of free will."
-- St. Louis Press-Dispatch on The Ghost Brigades
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"Astonishingly proficient."
-- Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Old Man ' s War
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"Top-notch. His combat scenes are blood-roiling. His dialogue is suitably snappy and profane. And the moral and philosophical issues he raises... insert useful ethical burrs under the military saddle of the story."
-- The Washington Post on Old Man ' s War
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"Smartly conceived and thoroughly entertaining, Old Man's War is a splendid novel."
-- Cleveland Plain-Dealer

"The sequel to "Old Man's War" combines taut military action with keen insights into the moral issues revolving around developing technologies. Scalzi has a finely tuned sense of balance between personal drama and the 'big picture' ... Highly recommended."
--"Library Journal" (starred review) on "The Ghost Brigades"
" "
"A mix of "Starship Troopers" and "Universal Soldier," "Ghost" evokes awakening, betrayal, and combat in the best military sci-fi tradition."
--"Entertainment Weekly" on "The Ghost Brigades"
" "
"An impressive piece of work." -- "Philadelphia"" Inquirer" on "The Ghost Brigades"
" "
"Fast and deep I like the galaxy this author's playing in, the characters he limns, the situations he's playing with, and I'm glad there's at least one more volume on the way."
-- "San Diego""""Union""-Tribune" on "The Ghost Brigades"
" "
"In Heinleinesque fashion, the book is loaded with scenes of comradeship, isolation, ruthlessness and the protocols, which govern the lives of active-duty soldiers. But this is where Scalzi, famous for his blog 'The Whatever, ' surpasses Heinlein. Scalzi weaves in subtle discussions of humanity's growing fear of aging and our simultaneous attraction and repulsion to the Frankensteinlike creatures we are able to create." -- "San Antonio Express-News" on "The Ghost Brigades"
"Scalzi is a natural heir to Heinlein, and his second book in this series is a good old-fashioned space opera, which takes time to question the nature of free will."
-- "St. Louis"" Press-Dispatch" on "The Ghost Brigades"
" "
"Astonishingly proficient."
--"Publishers Weekly" (starred review) on "Old Man's War"
" "
"Top-notch. His combat scenes are blood-roiling. His dialogue is suitably snappy and profane. And the moral and philosophical issues he raises... insert useful ethical burrs under the military saddle of the story."
--"The ""Washington"" Post" on "Old Man's War"
" "
"Smartly conceived and thoroughly entertaining, "Old Man's War" is a splendid novel."
--"Cleveland Plain-Dealer""

The sequel to "Old Man's War" combines taut military action with keen insights into the moral issues revolving around developing technologies. Scalzi has a finely tuned sense of balance between personal drama and the 'big picture' ... Highly recommended. "Library Journal (starred review) on The Ghost Brigades"

A mix of "Starship Troopers" and "Universal Soldier," "Ghost" evokes awakening, betrayal, and combat in the best military sci-fi tradition. "Entertainment Weekly on The Ghost Brigades"

An impressive piece of work. "Philadelphia Inquirer on The Ghost Brigades"

Fast and deep I like the galaxy this author's playing in, the characters he limns, the situations he's playing with, and I'm glad there's at least one more volume on the way. "San Diego Union-Tribune on The Ghost Brigades"

In Heinleinesque fashion, the book is loaded with scenes of comradeship, isolation, ruthlessness and the protocols, which govern the lives of active-duty soldiers. But this is where Scalzi, famous for his blog The Whatever, ' surpasses Heinlein. Scalzi weaves in subtle discussions of humanity's growing fear of aging and our simultaneous attraction and repulsion to the Frankensteinlike creatures we are able to create. "San Antonio Express-News on The Ghost Brigades"

Scalzi is a natural heir to Heinlein, and his second book in this series is a good old-fashioned space opera, which takes time to question the nature of free will. "St. Louis Press-Dispatch on The Ghost Brigades"

Astonishingly proficient. "Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Old Man s War"

Top-notch. His combat scenes are blood-roiling. His dialogue is suitably snappy and profane. And the moral and philosophical issues he raises... insert useful ethical burrs under the military saddle of the story. "The Washington Post on Old Man s War"

Smartly conceived and thoroughly entertaining, "Old Man's War" is a splendid novel. "Cleveland Plain-Dealer""

The sequel to Old Man's War combines taut military action with keen insights into the moral issues revolving around developing technologies. Scalzi has a finely tuned sense of balance between personal drama and the 'big picture' ... Highly recommended. Library Journal (starred review) on The Ghost Brigades

A mix of Starship Troopers and Universal Soldier, Ghost evokes awakening, betrayal, and combat in the best military sci-fi tradition. Entertainment Weekly on The Ghost Brigades

An impressive piece of work. Philadelphia Inquirer on The Ghost Brigades

Fast and deep I like the galaxy this author's playing in, the characters he limns, the situations he's playing with, and I'm glad there's at least one more volume on the way. San Diego Union-Tribune on The Ghost Brigades

In Heinleinesque fashion, the book is loaded with scenes of comradeship, isolation, ruthlessness and the protocols, which govern the lives of active-duty soldiers. But this is where Scalzi, famous for his blog The Whatever, ' surpasses Heinlein. Scalzi weaves in subtle discussions of humanity's growing fear of aging and our simultaneous attraction and repulsion to the Frankensteinlike creatures we are able to create. San Antonio Express-News on The Ghost Brigades

Scalzi is a natural heir to Heinlein, and his second book in this series is a good old-fashioned space opera, which takes time to question the nature of free will. St. Louis Press-Dispatch on The Ghost Brigades

Astonishingly proficient. Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Old Man s War

Top-notch. His combat scenes are blood-roiling. His dialogue is suitably snappy and profane. And the moral and philosophical issues he raises... insert useful ethical burrs under the military saddle of the story. The Washington Post on Old Man s War

Smartly conceived and thoroughly entertaining, Old Man's War is a splendid novel. Cleveland Plain-Dealer

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-The sequel to Old Man's War combines taut military action with keen insights into the moral issues revolving around developing technologies. Scalzi has a finely tuned sense of balance between personal drama and the 'big picture' ... Highly recommended.- --Library Journal (starred review) on The Ghost Brigades

-A mix of Starship Troopers and Universal Soldier, Ghost evokes awakening, betrayal, and combat in the best military sci-fi tradition.- --Entertainment Weekly on The Ghost Brigades

-An impressive piece of work.- --Philadelphia Inquirer on The Ghost Brigades

-Fast and deep...I like the galaxy this author's playing in, the characters he limns, the situations he's playing with, and I'm glad there's at least one more volume on the way.- --San Diego Union-Tribune on The Ghost Brigades

-In Heinleinesque fashion, the book is loaded with scenes of comradeship, isolation, ruthlessness and the protocols, which govern the lives of active-duty soldiers. But this is where Scalzi, famous for his blog 'The Whatever, ' surpasses Heinlein. Scalzi weaves in subtle discussions of humanity's growing fear of aging and our simultaneous attraction and repulsion to the Frankensteinlike creatures we are able to create.- --San Antonio Express-News on The Ghost Brigades

-Scalzi is a natural heir to Heinlein, and his second book in this series is a good old-fashioned space opera, which takes time to question the nature of free will.- --St. Louis Press-Dispatch on The Ghost Brigades

-Astonishingly proficient.- --Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Old Man's War

-Top-notch. His combat scenes are blood-roiling. His dialogue is suitably snappy and profane. And the moral and philosophical issues he raises... insert useful ethical burrs under the military saddle of the story.- --The Washington Post on Old Man's War

-Smartly conceived and thoroughly entertaining, Old Man's War is a splendid novel.- --Cleveland Plain-Dealer



"The sequel to Old Man's War combines taut military action with keen insights into the moral issues revolving around developing technologies. Scalzi has a finely tuned sense of balance between personal drama and the 'big picture' ... Highly recommended." --Library Journal (starred review) on The Ghost Brigades

"A mix of Starship Troopers and Universal Soldier, Ghost evokes awakening, betrayal, and combat in the best military sci-fi tradition." --Entertainment Weekly on The Ghost Brigades

"An impressive piece of work." --Philadelphia Inquirer on The Ghost Brigades

"Fast and deep...I like the galaxy this author's playing in, the characters he limns, the situations he's playing with, and I'm glad there's at least one more volume on the way." --San Diego Union-Tribune on The Ghost Brigades

"In Heinleinesque fashion, the book is loaded with scenes of comradeship, isolation, ruthlessness and the protocols, which govern the lives of active-duty soldiers. But this is where Scalzi, famous for his blog 'The Whatever, ' surpasses Heinlein. Scalzi weaves in subtle discussions of humanity's growing fear of aging and our simultaneous attraction and repulsion to the Frankensteinlike creatures we are able to create." --San Antonio Express-News on The Ghost Brigades

"Scalzi is a natural heir to Heinlein, and his second book in this series is a good old-fashioned space opera, which takes time to question the nature of free will." --St. Louis Press-Dispatch on The Ghost Brigades

"Astonishingly proficient." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Old Man's War

"Top-notch. His combat scenes are blood-roiling. His dialogue is suitably snappy and profane. And the moral and philosophical issues he raises... insert useful ethical burrs under the military saddle of the story." --The Washington Post on Old Man's War

"Smartly conceived and thoroughly entertaining, Old Man's War is a splendid novel." --Cleveland Plain-Dealer

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Hard-core science fiction at its very best, the sequel to his extraordinary Old Man’s War

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1738 KB
  • Print Length: 353 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0330457101
  • Publisher: Macmillan (1 February 2008)
  • Sold by: Macmillan (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0091C3UI2
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
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