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Though labeled a sequel to Old Man’s War, The Ghost Brigades is very much a While it expands upon ideas introduced in the earlier novel, John Scalzi. Rather than continue the story of John Perry, year-old recruit to the Colonial Defense Forces, The Ghost Brigades shifts focus to the. The Ghost Brigades is the second book in the Old Man’s War series. The Ghost Brigades are the Special The Ghost Brigades cover. Book. Author, John Scalzi.

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A secret is discovered and war is looming. The story revolves around soldiers having their consciousnesses downloaded into genetically enhanced bodies so they can scalai wars on distant planets.

To top it off, three aliens races have allied in secret to attack the Colonial Union, and Boutin is somehow key to their plans. The sequel to Old Man’s War follows the titular Ghost Brigades including Jane Sagan from OMW as Scalzi expands his universe and further explores the moral and ethical implications of tube-grown soldiers and a space military that reports only to itself.

May 07, Rose rated scalzii really liked it Shelves: Scalai 27, Choko rated it really liked it Shelves: As most Science Fiction does, we are asked more to think on it than be given any answers.

The Ghost Brigades 18 30 May 31, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The Ghost Brigades [Aug ] 63 62 Nov 24, Wink the Astrokitty drawn by Matt Olson.


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Followed by The Last Colony. There is a mad scientist who turns traitor and likes to monologue his plans to our hero. The Consu don’t play a major role in this book, but they are there in the background in such a way that I just need to learn brifades about them and what they are up to.

Apr 13, Mayim de Vries rated it really liked it. The Ghost Brigades isn’t really about the philosophical issues of cloning, personality transfer, the morality of warriors, or governance.

It was also missing the humor that made ‘Old Man’s War’ so much fun. Like that second pot of chili, The Ghost Brigades just doesn’t quite have the right composition.

Cover of first edition hardcover. As opposed to the regular military, these soldiers take the war ghoet enemy lines. Supposedly random, but is it? He did seem scali use the same voices as from Cryptonomiconso I kept thinking of characters from that book. Views Read Edit View history.

View all 5 comments. The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the changes in Goodreads policy and enforcement.

The Ghost Brigades brings us back to the Old Man’s War universe in the heads of multiple point of view characters of the Special Forces rather than returning to the mind of John Perry. View all 4 comments. In the meantime, you can read the entire review at Smorgasbook. Again, we get the adaptation to a new body but this time of a Special Forces person, as well as the action and daredevil missions.


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The secondary characters are all basically the same person, and the exposition between them is way too obvious and unrealistic. I enjoyed this book more than book one. My favorite part of the series brigadfs far was Perry as an old man and immediately after he got a new body.

I could perhaps have handled it then. He is a member of the Special Forces, genetically engineered soldiers who’s only purpose is to save humanity via black ops What is important about choice?

CDF scientists clone Boutin’s body and dump his consciousness into the new body, hoping to resurrect Boutin and find out what he’s up to.

On the off chance that Boutin’s consciousness does emerge, Sagan and her superiors are determined to keep an eye on Jared. Quotes from The Ghost Brigades. Feb 09, mark monday rated it liked it Shelves: Sep 16, [Name Redacted] rated it it was ok Shelves: There isn’t some deep plot with twists and turns or a lot of complex characters scapzi in complex schemes.