The End of All Things
by John Scalzi
New York, NY: Tom Doherty & Assoc., LLC. 380 pp. Science Fiction
This is the latest in Scalzi's Old Man's War series, picking up right where he left off from the previous volume, The Human Division. This book is a set of four interlocking novellas, each written from a different person's perspective, as he/she/it struggles in a universe rife with all the drama and conflict a good space opera should have. As it does built on previous novels, those do need to be read in order to properly grasp the ongoing plot developments in this, the Old Man universe. John Scalzi continues to deliver fun and clever books, built upon a wonderfully constructed space opera milieu. As I have read each volume, I have been impressed by the fact that many different characters are developed instead of having every book told from the perspective of a single person, with all others being part of the background or restricted to minor roles. Given that the author has apparently agreed to produce a baker's dozen additional books over the next decade, I daresay we can look forward to more additions to this remarkable series.