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Friday Face-Off: Soldier

Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a weekly meme created by Books by Proxy! Each Friday, we will pit cover against cover while also taking the opportunity to showcase gorgeous artwork and feature some of our favorite book covers. 438 more words

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The Last Colony

What it’s about: A new galactic council, the Conclave, has emerged – its goal, to end inter-species conflict over planetary resources by only allowing new colonies under its auspices. 382 more words

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The Ghost Brigades

What it’s about: The Ghost Brigades are the special forces of the Colonial Union, created out of a mishmash of genetic material to create soldiers truly built for the sorry business of warfare. 398 more words

Fiction

Old Man's War

What it’s about: In a universe filled with hostile alien civilisations, the Machiavellian Colonial Union turns to Earth’s elderly masses as a source of fresh conscripts, promising to restore their youth and vitality in return for fighting their wars. 331 more words

Fiction

Book Review: Old Man's War by John Scalzi

Title: Old Man’s  War

Author: John Scalzi

Series: Old Man’s War #1

Genre: Science Fiction

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

The Overview: John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. 555 more words

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The Collapsing Empire Review

Set in the far future, The Collapsing Empire (side note, buy the paperback, it’s half price compared to all the other versions of the book) is set in the middle of a huge intergalactic human space empire, called the Interdependency, that owes its existence to the “flow” an aspect of reality that allows ships to enter a kind of alternate dimension to move fast than light; something that would be impossible otherwise. 1,112 more words

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Book Review: The Collapsing Empire, by John Scalzi

Recently published in March 2017, this book had been on my radar ever since news of its completion dropped late last year.  Irreverently fun and thought-provoking, John Scalzi is an author I’m always looking to read more from, and the beginning of a new series gave me an excellent opportunity to do so. 687 more words

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