I usually try to alternate between fiction and non-fiction to give my mind a bit of a break from trying to
digest facts, and after my previous book’s foray back into the paleontological lessons of the past, I figured it was time for a nice relaxing piece of make-believe. So for the next week I shall indulge in my love of sci-fi with John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War.
After reading Redshirts last year (and absolutely loving it), and hearing about Scalzi’s multi-million dollar deal with Tor Books, I figured it was time to give his more famous book a go, and see what all the fuss is about.
Sidenote: I love when a book has a great opening line, and this year two of my reads have had stellar ones (one of them nearly literally so): Seveneves – “The moon blew up with no warning and with no apparent reason.” Old Man’s War – “I did two things on my seventy-fifth birthday. I visited my wife’s grave. Then I joined the army”
I love it; they both get you hooked straight away, just like good speculative fiction should.
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