Sunday, May 20, 2007

Rereading Old Man's War

So, I'm rereading Old Man's War now (I also plan to reread The Ghost Brigades after I finish it) in preparation for Scalzi's concluding novel in the series, The Last Colony, which I recently ordered and should arrive for my consumption soon.

I've already praised Old Man's War and The Ghost Brigades in previous posts, but as I was reading Old Man's War a second time, I started thinking more of the military SF sub-genre and wondered what other readers consider to be the best books in this category.

For my part, though my reading of SF is by no means exhaustive, along with Old Man's War, I would list Heinlein's Starship Troopers, Haldeman's The Forever War, and Card's Ender's Game.

What do the rest of you think?

1 comment:

  1. C.J. Cherryh's Downbelow Station might qualify (barely), but her Hellburner (sequel to the much less military Heavy Time) definitely does. That's one of my two or three favorite Cherryh books.