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Scalzi, John: The Last Colony

The Last Colony
Writer: John Scalzi
Genre: Science Fiction
Pages: 320

Finally got around to reading the third in John Scalzi's Old Man's War universe, a book that takes place after the events of Old Man's War and The Ghost Brigades. I wouldn't recommend reading this book if you haven't yet read the other two. If you HAVE read them, and enjoyed them, don't miss out on this story. It concludes John Perry's and Jane Sagan's adventures, and it's a far deeper book than meets the eye. It challenges the truths behind loyalty, peace and war, and well worth the read.

The premise: John Perry and Jane Sagan have retired, only to be called up for duty once more: this time to lead the seed colony world of Roanoke. It's a media-circus, as it's the first colony that's been populated by other colonized planets rather than Earth, but John and Jane soon discover that the Roanoke colony is much more sinister than that: it's a pawn in a brewing war between the Colonial Union and the allied alien forces of the Conclave, and unfortunately, Roanoke and its colonists are stuck right in the middle.

The full review, which does include spoilers, may be found in my journal. As always, comments and discussion are most welcome.


Happy Reading! :)

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