An excellent piece of comic science fiction; written by one of the masters of the genre. Join the Space Legion they guarantee you will forget your problems and in return: you sign up for 20, 30, 40 years or longer if required; work for "peanuts" and fight for proud Terra all over the Galaxy without question... interested? Well it looks like Warren might just have done something as monumentally stupid as that, but why? Thrilling, with some laugh out loud moments; it is far better than the sequel and I consider chapter one to be amongst the best science fiction ever written.
Warren Peace Joined the space legion to forget – but now he's forgotten what it was that he wanted to forget!
Who goes here, book one of the warren peace saga is a humorous classic science fiction novel. I first read this book at around age 12. I loved it and a decade later I have revisited it and am glad to say this book has aged well, and I found it just as if not more enjoyable than the first read.
It is a short, fast paced, easy read with interesting concepts and is currently the first and only book I’ve read in one sitting.
It's very original, quite cleaver and the quality is consistent throughout. With it being so fast paced there is little character development outside of the main character, but with all of the time travel to different periods and locations constantly changing the characters that is forgivable.
The story is gripping keeps you guessing and is sufficiently unpredictable. Surprising you at every turn keeping you interested with many laugh out loud moments.
My only complaint is that I wish it was longer, it leaves you wanting more and unfortunately the second book in the saga doesn't meet the standard this book sets, although it was still enjoyable.
I recommend to any sci-fi fan young or old, a good comedy sci-fi novel is a rare thing.