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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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A Brave Failure

Advantages: Erm.......
Disadvantages: Loads

This book was produced post-AVP film and I bought it hoping it would build on the success of the earlier novels which have proved to be an excellent cross-over. Forever Midnight concerntrates solely on the 'Predator' franchise. The story is set far in ...

pdoyle007 21.03.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Predator Forever Midnight - John Shirley

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In the future, society lives in the past...

Advantages: Scarily believable...
Disadvantages: too dark and grim for some...?

Dan Simmons is an odd writer. Some of his stuff is simply sublime and verging on the point of excellence, as with his novels Carrion Comfort and The Terror, whilst others are distinctly average bordering on...well, crap in a word. I am thinking here, as a ...

sparkymarky1973 24.04.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Flashback - Dan Simmons

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