- Author John Scalzi
I really loved this. A sci-fi story set in the future, where humans are colonising planets across the universe and doing battle with alien races. I write that sentence and think this doesn’t usually sound like my kind of book, but it’s so inclusively written, I was with our hero for the entire journey.
I don’t want to say too much about the plot because it was such a great adventure reading it, I wouldn’t want to spoil that for anyone else - but reading along as the transition from human to battle-ready soldier, with all the futuristic high-tech stuff was brilliant. The characters are well done to be emotional but not over-the-top, pragmatic without being unfeeling. My kind of people.
I loved the descriptions of alien worlds, enough so that you get a clear picture in your mind, but not bogged down in unnecessary detail. Highly recommend this, even if you don’t usually go for sci-fi alien-land stuff. It’s a tiny bit gory in places, but other than that, a brilliant read.