The Ghost Brigades - The Old Man's War series (Paperback)
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The military SF sequel to his extraordinary Old Man's War, John Scalzi's The Ghost Brigades is the second in The Old Man's War series.

Who can you trust, if you can't trust yourself?

Three hostile alien races have united against humanity, determined to halt our expansion into space. The mastermind behind this lethal alliance is a traitor - Charles Boutin. He was a Colonial Defence Force scientist, with access to their biggest military secrets. Now the CDF's only hope is to discover Boutin's plan. Trouble is, Boutin's dead.

As a super-soldier created from Boutin's own DNA, Jared Dirac may have answers. However, when Dirac fails to access the scientist's memories, he's transferred to the Ghost Brigades for training. These elite troops are also cloned from the dead, so he might fit in. But will Dirac's memory return as the enemy plots the fate of humankind? And whose side is Dirac really on?

Continue the gripping space war series with The Last Colony.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781447295389
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 244 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 22 mm


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A mix of Starship Troopers and Universal Soldier, Ghost evokes awakening, betrayal, and combat in the best military sci-fi tradition. * Entertainment Weekly *
Scalzi's prose harkens back to the Golden Age of science fiction while still remaining fresh and vibrant * Strange Horizons *
Like Old Man's War, The Ghost Brigades is thinking fans' space opera . . . The Ghost Brigades maintains Scalzi's standing as one of SF's most rewarding purveyors of thrilling, gut-wrenching, and thoughtful space opera * SF Reviews *
If anyone stands at the core of the American science fiction tradition at the moment, it is Scalzi. * The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction *

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“The Ghost Brigades”

A good follow on from Old Mans War and a very interesting read.

This book is about a man named Charles Boutin who has plans to betray the human race. He fakes his own death and escapes, but his plans are discovered.... More

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“The Ghost Brigades”

after 'Old Mans War', Scalzi continues with the same very readable style and the same universe. This time we follow the exploits of a special forces soldier (from birth to death). Along the way we meet Jane... More

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