I’ve been reading John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War, the first in the series by the same name. It is, as expected, fantastic. Fans of hard sci fi and character-driven sci fi are sure to love it.
Scalzi, the mind behind Star Gate Universe, successfully blends the cold logic of military science fiction with the emotionally driven character drama he brought to SGU. This is a mix that could go horribly wrong, but Scalzi gets it right. The only thing I would change is the long build-up, but even that isn’t terrible.
Old Man’s War is a fantastic story. It combines action, adventure, war, friendship, exploration and even love. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.