Some writers are prolific. A better adjective for John Scalzi might be “possessed.” You’d think he’d have his hands full churning out novels at a machine-gun. The third book in John Scalzi’s exciting sci-fi series which started with Old Man’s War. This essay, on The Last Colony, is the third installment in an on-going retrospective of John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War series. Previous.

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Phipps rated it really liked it Shelves: I think it’s very good but not a book without flaws. The problem is that the previous two books had done too good a job of calling the Colonial Union’s ethics into question and making it clear that other races have scalzii as much interest and rights as humanity. Old Man’s War series.

Thoughts on The Last Colony

Yeah — exciting milieu, interesting characters, lots of action, built around a universe and backstory that has already been detailed in two previous books. Initially It’s mostly about scalzu of cutoff colony but somewhere around half of the book there is a point where “shit gets real” and book reverts to that fast paced space opera we all know and love. If you want to contact John, using the mail function here is a really bad way to do it.

There are many conversation with arguments made clear at the start but somehow the characters keep paraphrasing it without uncovering new insights. They aren’t just great military science fiction; they’re great books.

At a higher level, we get the perspectives scwlzi a Colonial Union State Department spy and of an alien which is second in command of the Conclave. Regardless, I’ll most likely check ’em out in the future, once I’ve let this wonderful set of three novels settle in my mind-belly. You write mil-sci-fi and turn it into less of a military novel and more of a social commentary and I love it!


What I was writing was goodin my opinion; the problem was it was just too much. One time, during one of the explanation session, I was thinking, well, if you are going to attack a fleet consisted of hundreds of nations don’t you think they lsat want to avenge their fallen soldiers and ships?

Mar 19, Fred Hughes rated it really liked it. Who is he, you ask? John Perry and Jane Sagan have left the CDF and have been living with Zoe on a colony called Huckleberry until they’re uprooted and sent to start a new colony, Roanoke.

The Last Colony

dolony The ony complaint I have is that for the plot to really work at two points people who should have know better make actually some stupid decisions. John and Jane have been chosen to lead citizens to form a colony on the planet Roanoke. This doesn’t make for quite so appealing a plot, and Perry himself is less engaging as an administrator instead of a soldier. How much cooler would the climax have been if the werewolves had decided to reappear right on top of everything else hitting the fan?

It has more twists and turns than a rollercoaster. Hayden signs it with Tor and puts it out; it immediately gets nominated for the Hugo, vaulting Scalzi from obscure blogger status to the top ten-percent of all writers in the genre, all in the course of a year. The actual intent behind the colony is slowly revealed and sca,zi once did it lose me in believability unlike Redshirts I might add. I think Scalzi’s a fun author to read, one you can always go back to knowing you’ll have an entertaining read.

The Obin have technology that allows them to communicate as a sort of group consciousness with other Obin. My Fantasy Buddy Reads group on Goodreads has called it “hefty fluff” or “fluff-plus” and I don’t think it inaccurate. I hope you like it, saclzi it comes out in late Frankly speaking, the initial chapters are just boring because suddenly it is a Wild West in the space. A good installment in this series. When you write for fun, it’s fun.


While colonization is supposed to be boring, that doesn’t mean the plot should be boring when they’re colonizing. Not a single one.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Although the newest draft is slowly turning into a big monster.

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All of that changes when oclony are approached to be the leaders of a new human colony which will be colonized by people from other human colonies. They are approached by a member of the Special Forces of the CDF, adapted to live in space, who had attached himself to the exterior of their craft. Perry has his own political rivals on Roanoke. It is uninhabited and with a little work can support humans.

I shouldn’t have doubted Scalzi as the book takes the series to a satisfying conclusion even though I know it continues past this point.

Refresh and try again. The Last Colony is the final Thf Man’s War universe novel with John Perry and Jan I think Scalzi’s a fun author to read, one you can always go back to knowing you’ll have an entertaining read. They all have this laid back mid-West US talk, and they use the word ‘no offense’ all too often.