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. The Ghost Brigades is the second book in the Old Man’s War series. The Ghost Brigades are the Special The Ghost Brigades cover. Book. Author, John Scalzi.

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View all 10 comments. I want them all to die. No, my book was not in written in hi-def 3D.

Even the scientific issues, which are more numerous this time, are still delivered in a very approachable way brjgades for an inexperienced sci-fi reader like myself.

I enjoyed the first book Old Man’s War very much, I even rated it 5 stars on my Goodreads review adjusted to 4 later.

This instalment is much darker than scapzi sarcastic predecessor. Ali nema dosadnih delova. February Stephen Granade fiction The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi Imagine that humanity has made it into space, only to find that it’s filled with hostile aliens. The Ghost Brigades [Aug ]. The CDF is willing to do whatever it takes to learn why Boutin turned even going to the point of making a clone using something Boutin should’ve never left b The Colonial Defense Force is desperate.

It’s like a long science lecture in a class you don’t really need and the info isn’t going to be on the test. Scaliz has written incredibly real and humane yhost, in a plot that is very timely to the world we live in.


John’s humanity made his journey more compelling to read because we could relate to his feelings.

This wasn’t exactly what I was expecting from a sequel to Old Man’s War but it was a damn good read. We lost our old hero from the last book, John, and it was his wittiness and maturity that made the story way more than just some space war deal.

I liked the way it was done here, with the new consciousness not ‘taking’ because of the lack of experiences, and that the whole process resulted in someone subtly different. They aren’t mindless automatons, but they aren’t quite people either. Aug 01, Krbo rated it liked it. The Ghost Brigades is part of a growing sub-genre of military-themed science fiction.

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Nov 01, Lyn rated it really liked it. Fear is rooted in the knowledge that what you recognize as yourself can cease to exist.

Oh, I never hit the button for your floor. In the first part, everything seemed simple – humanity is fighting for survival in a hostile universe. That, and identity, which Old Man’s War addressed but Brigades tackles full-on.

I wasn’t really thinking about it,:: Scalzi is extremely popular, and rightly so. It was also missing the humor that made ‘Old Man’s War’ so much fun.

I could perhaps have handled it then. I feel for you, but it doesn’t make me give you any sympathy stars.

SF : The Ghost Brigades / John Scalzi ★★★★

Although I follow the same general recipe every time, on occasion it just doesn’t turn out as savory. Jan 31, Dirk Grobbelaar rated it really liked it Shelves: Still, I found the story to be fast paced with battle action pretty much from the get go. Dirac is able to posthumously neutralize Boutin by leaving a Trojan horse in a BrainPal message, oxidizing his body’s smart blood and killing him.


On the other, this lightness means that Ghost Brigades is written in a very pleasant, easy-to-read style without unnecessary overload.

Unfortunately, long passages of info-dump quickly take over, and not merely in the guise of mission briefing. The Colonial Union’s military arm, the Colonial Defense Forces, recruits humans and shoves their minds into engineered bodies to fight.

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

Jared begins innocent and wide-eyed, but evolves into both an experienced soldier and the vessel for a traitor’s mind. Instead, we get lots more Jane Sagan and a new Special Forces soldier, Jared Dirac, both of whom go on interesting journeys in this novel. I’m also sure that whoever included the quote on the back of the book thought, “well the quote does positively compare the author to Stephen King, so that obligates us to put it on the book. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

It’s set in the same world and there is a crossover of a character or two, but it’s very much it’s own separate story. Ghos fact, he’s mentioned in passing about once or twice, but that’s it. Pages to import images to Wikidata. From what I’ve read he mostly writes popcorn fiction. They came out a few years before you filmed Avatar. It’s an incredible story, but the writing is just terribly clunky.