The Last Colony
Author – John Scalzi
Pages: 336 pages
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
Release Date: April 17th, 2007
After being blown away by Old Man’s War, a worthy homage to The Forever War and Starship Troopers, and loving The Ghost Brigades, its psuedo-sequel, I was ready to admit to being a slavering John Scalzi fanboy. The only problem? Iâ€™m running out of ways to write reviews of John Scalzi novels.
I’ve run out of superlatives. I’ve run out of ways to convince you to buy the novels. I’m at my wits end to come up with an original way to say, “John Scalzi is just that damn good.”
But, well… he is that damn good.
The Last Colony, the third novel in the loose trilogy, may not be Scalzi’s best novel (that would still be Old Man’s War), but it’s easily his best rounded. From characterization to pacing, from the action scenes and the politics driving the plot, Scalzi’s spot on.
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