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Old Man's War

7 Ratings: 4.4
A book by John Scalzi

Starred Review. 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. Seventy-five-year-old John Perry … see full wiki

Author: John Scalzi
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
3 reviews about Old Man's War
review by . May 14, 2011
posted in SF Signal
I have to be honest, I’m really sad that I didn’t read this book sooner. John Scalzi’s 2005 novel Old Man’s Warencompasses everything that is good about military SciFi, and I’m very happy that I read it. John Perry is 75 years old and joining the Colonial Defense Force after his wife dies. The CDF promise a return to youthfulness, but the cost is never being able to return to Earth. John meets a motley crew of “old farts” on the way to begin training, …
review by . May 22, 2011
Intellectual Stealth Warfare
I read Old Man's War years ago because I had heard so many good things about it.  It was mentioned in the same breath with Starship Troopers (the book) and The Forever War.  Since the 90s I have been suspicious of books I hear good things about.  It is as though there has been a gradual star inflation since the early 70s.  Books that would have gotten 4 stars in 1973 get 5 stars today and 3 stars back then get 4 stars today.      Well I read Old Man's …
review by . June 15, 2010
Pros: A fantastic mix of story, comedy, and somberness     Cons: None     The Bottom Line: This novel surprised me in many ways and I enjoyed every second of it.     I shouldn't be, I really shouldn't be, but I have an image in my mind of what a science fiction novel includes.  I'm a total moron for thinking that, but at least I know it.  Suffice to say, I expected something completely different when I finally got around to reading …
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