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Amusing and enjoyable,
This review is from: The Human Division (Old Man's War Book 5) (Kindle Edition)
Originally digitally released as serial fiction, The Human Division is John Scalzi's latest foray into his hugely popular Old Man's War setting, and tackles the events following the end of The Last Colony/Zoe's Tale. While previous novels have focused on the Perry family, this one comes from a fresh, if not entirely different, angle. Focusing on the crew of the Clarke, with emphasis on Harry Wilson and Hart Schmidt, The Human Division is a collection of linked stories set within an overall story arc.
Often taking the diplomatic viewpoint rather than the militaristic stance previous volumes offered, The Human Division is a refreshing change of pace that breathes new life into the series. Scalzi's flair for amusing and enjoyable dialogue mixed in with some genuinely interesting plot points mean that the high points of this novel show him at the top of his game. While not all stories meet the same lofty heights as the best on offer, The Human Division is certainly a successful return - and continuation - to one of my favourite SF series.