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Melittosphex sapiens
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Just finished Old Man's War. I absolutely loved it, and want to read the books that follow on, but probably won't keep it to reread.

Also reading Redshirts. Entertaining, but not all that deep.

I've been reading his blog for a long time, and like it, so wondered what his novels were like.


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I'm a fan of his books, but they're not particularly deep. I think Human Division just came out, which I want to read; he'd originally released it as a series of e-chapters, at like a buck a chapter, and it's finally been collected as a novel.

I think the Old Man's War books are his best, but he kind of beat it to death - telling the same parts of the story from different viewpoints in completely separate novels, for example.

I don't know if I actually liked Android's Dream, or was just caught up in the glory that was the Church of the Enlightened Sheep.

If you like Scalzi, I'd suggest picking up some Stross - particularly his Laundry books.


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I have redshirts on my 'wish list' on amazon, but I'm not in a particular hurry to convert it to book form, but when christmas comes around it wouldn't be one I would be dissapointed to get.


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Originally posted by Big Flinchy!:
If you like Scalzi, I'd suggest picking up some Stross - particularly his Laundry books.

This is worth knowing, thanks. (He's another one I follow on twitter where I haven't actually read his novels.)


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