- Author John Scalzi
I absolutely loved Old Man’s War so was keen to read the sequel, even though it didn’t have the same characters in it. Set in the same universe, one in which the elderly from Earth are repurposed into fighting soldiers, this story goes one step further and delves into the life and times of a Special Forces private.
I think I was slightly less interested in the machinations of the various species, the war they were heading towards, who was fighting who. But I did love the philosophical complications that were addressed with transferring souls and consciousnesses, and what it means to be human. I also enjoyed the dialogue, witty characters getting through difficult times together.
Perhaps not as good as the first, but still very much enjoyed.