Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. This fast-paced interstellar military drama doesn’t The Ghost Brigades (Old Man’s War) – Kindle edition by John Scalzi. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets . Though labeled a sequel to Old Man’s War, The Ghost Brigades is very much a While it expands upon ideas introduced in the earlier novel, John Scalzi. Rather than continue the story of John Perry, year-old recruit to the Colonial Defense Forces, The Ghost Brigades shifts focus to the.

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Aug 21, Megan Baxter rated it really liked it.

Retrieved 10 May They only take the dirtiest jobs and this is no exception. Complicating matters, the CDF hte that one of the architects johhn developers of the BrainPal technology, Charles Boutin, has turned traitor and the Ghost Brigades are called on to track down the rogue human before their own science can be used against them. It goes down easy. The Ghost Brigades [Apr 10, ].

They’re like night and day comparisons here. Aug 01, Krbo rated it liked it. Jan 27, Milda Page Runner rated it liked it Shelves: A ghot is discovered and war is looming. The only thing I loved about this book was the fact that one of the alien races looked like giant chickens. He speaks clearly and with good inflections. We get a lot more politics in this instalment as well as all the ramifications of playing with consciounesses, identity and how far it is OK to push this.


That’s one grumble I have about the book – I wasn’t convinced about main villain’s motivations and chosen methods in jphn end. Fear is rooted in the knowledge that what you recognize as yourself can cease to exist.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. His very high profile and incessant self-promotion can be very off-putting, and also his body of work tend to be highly commercial. The stuff you can picture Michio Kaku trying to explain on a Discovery Channel special.

That said, this is Military Sci-Fi so things can get pretty serious too… Limbs in various states of processing lay stacked on tables. In order to catch a traitorous military scientist, Charles Boutin, the Colonial Defense Forces transfer a recording of his consciousness into a ghodt body.

The Ghost Brigades (Old Man’s War, #2) by John Scalzi

Expect lots of secrecy and ops so brigadez your fingers will come off the page dirty. Also contains an interesting argument about the collective personality, or consciousness, of a culture species as opposed to the individual. The universe is a dangerous place for humanity—and it’s about to become far more dangerous.

That said – I did enjoy the story.

Can a being like Jared, or any of the Special Forces soldiers, truly exhibit free will and execute responsible choices if they were designed for a particular purpose? The sci-fi tech like the Skip Drive is very well explained in pseudo-science terms, and the diversity of sentient alien races is a feast jphn imagination.

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Sadly, the plot was predictable and I uohn see where things will go already towards the end of part I. Jun 30, Algernon rated it liked it Shelves: Still decent, mind you–I wouldn’t throw it out–but I also wouldn’t enter it in any competitions.

He is a member of the Special Forces, genetically engineered soldiers who’s only purpose is to save humanity via black ops What is important about choice?

Scalzi fans, people looking for modern sci-fi. The Colonial Defense Force is desperate. However, I read it in June and I have just read this second volume three years later. Mr Scalzi did a very good job in showing how in spite of being theoretically mature, the Special Forces soldiers retain certain juvenile characteristics.

The Ghost Brigades

Apr 01, Nikki rated it really liked it Shelves: Eight, eight I forget what eight was for but 9. Once you get past the exasperating info dumps in the first quarter of the book the action scenes are a lot of fun. Sometimes the expected doesn’t work out so well.

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