I was skeptical at first just from title. But once this book got going I did not want it to end. Never but never judge a book by its cover. This will be the first of every John Scalzi books that I had and will read. Bravo!!!!!!!!!!!
Military fiction isn't my normal thing, but this is different. The human story around the life of the soldiers is compelling, funny and bittersweet. First rate story, first rate narration. Swear warning. But really, really great.
I love science, technology, and the imaginative use of fiction to glimpse the future.
Emotionally engaging, and gets war correctly. I would recommend this performance to show how good an audiobook can be.
Each character was a caricature, no one was three dimensional. But the ideas in the story were fun to think about. Good if you want an action tale that will present to you futuristic concepts. Bad if you want to connect to the characters in a meaningful way.
This isn't super heady but there's enough science to keep it interesting for the nerds. Plenty of action, and well fleshed out characters. I saw some comparisons to Heinlein in the comments section. I caught some reasons for the comparison and unfortunately this includes a large dose of (in my opinion) clunky romantic/sexual encounters. I don't want to harp on that, because all around, this is a fantastic book and I look forward to reading the rest of the series.