See…more Scalzi…and this time the highest ranking Scalzi novel on my list. This was probably the most unique book Scalzi has put out. It was initially serialized and is really 13 short stories in the Old Man’s War universe that tell a reasonably coherent story. I didn’t expect that much, despite enjoying everything I’ve read from Scalzi.
I was wrong. This was great. Harry Wilson is probably my favorite character in the Old Man’s War universe, and he really gets to shine. I also particularly appreciated the complicated moral dynamics of the Colonial Union, the Conclave and alien relations in the universe. Scalzi really developed the entire dynamics of his universe in a compelling way, taking the series far beyond the entertaining military science fiction this series began as.