For the first week this year I finally got to read some Scalzi. I've read a lot of his non-fiction, particularly on writing, but for some reason haven't got around to dive into his fiction work. To remedy that I jumped into Old Man's War.
The multi-faceted progression, from one atmosphere to another, from one perspective to another, from one story beat to another, is what makes this book such a captivating read.
The use of a definitive article suggest a finality that, thankfully, Joss’ career still lacks, and a sense of authority that the book (in its current form) just doesn’t possess.