My name is Ohako, and I'm one of the part-timers at Pandemonium. Tyler has let me borrow some books from the ARC pile, and so today I'm going to review one of them: The Last Colony, by John Scalzi.
The Last Colony is the finishing book of the Old Man's War trilogy. It continues the story of John Perry, now peacefully living together with Jane Sagan on a colony planet. There is a goat. Eventually, there are political stand-offs, searches for humanity (lost or otherwise), plenty of cracking wise, and crazy space adventure. It's like reading a well-done episode of Deep Space Nine.
If I had any complaints about the novel, they would be that the three main characters sound a little too close in spirit to the real author and his family, and that a few too many characters have names that are shout-outs to the author's friends. In a way, I suppose you could say that John Scalzi's blog (in which he writes about his family and friends all the time, who wouldn't) occasionally intrudes upon The Last Colony.
I would say that if you've already ready Old Man's War and The Ghost Brigades, that you will also enjoy this book. It comes out in hardcover in May of this year. If you're looking for a simpler introduction to Scalzi, I would also recommend his novel The Android's Dream, which is in stores today. That one made me giggle like a madman.
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