In a universe of harsh interstellar conflict, the practice of interspecies diplomacy—when possible—is important. So being a Colonial Union officer attached to an interplanetary diplomatic mission sometimes means taking a fall. Literally.
John Scalzi's Old Man's War was one of the most popular SF debut novels of the last decade; its sequels are The Ghost Brigades, The Last Colony,and Zoe's Tale. Other novels include The Android's Dream and Agent to the Stars. His collection of material from his weblog The Whatever, Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded, won the Hugo Award in 2009. He won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2006, and was elected President of the Science Fiction Writers of America in 2010.
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In the immortal words of Spock, I find the story, the characters, and writing, fascinating.
As good as all the other Scalzi work
I've read quite a bit of Scalzi's work, both full length novels and short stories, and it is always good no matter the length. This story is no exception.
after the coup
this was an interesting fight scene,emphasis on scene! someone should have explained that one was buying a short,very short, scifi story! certainly not worth the price of a novel.