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The Last Colony

7 Ratings: 3.9
A book by John Scalzi

Full of whodunit twists and explosive action, Scalzi's third SF novel lacks the galactic intensity of its two related predecessors, but makes up for it with entertaining storytelling on a very human scale. Several years after the events ofThe Ghost Brigades(2006), … see full wiki

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Author: John Scalzi
Publisher: Tor Books
3 reviews about The Last Colony
review by . February 27, 2011
posted in SF Signal
Entering the tiger's den with bacon taped all over my body... I have to confess that John Scalzi is the first 'new' science fiction author I've read in quite some time. With a limited budget for full-price books, I'm reluctant to risk my money on something I might not enjoy (or be prompted to re-read umpteen million times over the next five or six decades). Having made a commitment a couple of years ago to re-enter fandom, I did feel it was necessary to catch up on all the …
review by . September 10, 2007
"The Lasr Colony", alas, is also the last of a trilogy that began with the brilliant "Old Man's War" and was followed by the inventive "The   Ghost Brigades". The first two volumes literally crackled with excitement, very interesting future technology and reverberated with good old-fashioned space combat.     John Perry, hero of "Old Man's War" and Jane Sagan, formerly of the Colonial Special Forces, have taken up housekeeping on the colony planet Huckleberry. With …
review by . July 23, 2007
While this is the last of the trilogy that includes "Old Man's War" and "The Ghost Brigades," it is not necessary to have read the others to follow and enjoy "The Last Colony."    Scalzi seamlessly supplies the background as protagonist and narrator John Perry describes the bucolic retirement he and his wife, Jane Sagan, and adopted daughter, Zoe, are about to leave behind.     Perry and Sagan are both retired soldiers who gave up their highly modified bodies …
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