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Excellent space opera,
This review is from: Old Man's War (Paperback)
Faced with a choice between dying of old age and being given another life, what would you do? What Perry, the hero of "Old Man's War" does is to take the new life and be reborn from a sick 75-year-old body into a new, young fit one. The little catch is that he has to enlist for 10 years in the military where his mission is to explore the universe, meet strange new life and civilistions... and then blow them to bits.
The personal stuff to do with his enlistment into the military is well-handled, the combat excellent and the tone of the book darkly funny. The best bit is the diversity and sheer alien-ness of the aliens. The book plays out well, and although it ends a bit abruptly, there is a sequel.
Don't understand why this isn't topping the sci-fi best seller lists - it's really very good.
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Initial post: 28 May 2013 20:59:14 BDT
Forest Folk says:
This needs a spoiler alert - you are supposed to be reviewing the book, not giving details of the story etc.
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