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War - what is it good for?

Advantages: A remarkable debut
Disadvantages: Perhaps a little on the short side?

Heinlein's Starship Troopers was ostensibly a book about humanity waging an interplanetary war against nasty alien creatures. It took a squad of raw recruits and showed their brutal training and induction into military life. It's become a classic, but ...

Olly_Plimsoll 13.12.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Old Man's War - John Scalzi

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A fantastic first novel

Advantages: great pace, action, dialogue
Disadvantages: only 300 pages!

This amazing first novel by John Scalzi is set in a non specific future and begins on Earth. The action soon transfers to the far reaches of space and as the title suggests not everyone is pleased to see us. Plot The novel begins on the 75th birthday ...

rootle2 12.11.2007 · Read full review
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Free Old Man's War book

Advantages: Imaginative, Free
Disadvantages: Read the book on computer

...John Scalzi's sci-fi trilogy begins with Old Man's War (followed by The Ghost Brigades and The Last Colony); the story is told in first-person narrative by a retired ad writer named John Perry. As the title suggests, Perry joins the military when he i ...

blueonred 23.07.2008 · Read full review
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Life, the Metaverse and Everything

Advantages: fast paced, brilliant story
Disadvantages: may be too bizarre for some

...Many people regard William Gibson’s Neuromancer as the definitive Cyberpunk Novel. It can be safely assumed that these people haven’t read Snow Crash. What this book achieves and what Neuromancer fails to do, is give you a highly imaginati ...

scruff 22.02.2001 · Read full review
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Review of Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson

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Cyberpunk like it ought to be

Advantages: I love the name Hiro Protaganist; well written, and entertaining.
Disadvantages: Rather more science than I generally like from my fiction

I'd been told by a number of people that I should give this a go, and I finally gave in to the temptation a couple of weeks ago. And I'm kinda glad I did. The main character goes by the lovely name of Hiro Protaganist (as he himself says, it's very har ...

andrewsi 15.04.2001 · Read full review

Review of Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson

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