by John Scalzi – What a satisfying conclusion to the Old Man’s War series… although it’s not really the last*. John Scalzi wrote the series as a trilogy, with The Last Colony as the third book, and it’s a terrific series. Smart and entertaining, thought-provoking and clever, with characters you care about deeply, these are some of my new favorite books. I can’t recommend them highly enough.
* There’s a fourth book in this amazing world, which I shall be starting tonight. While not needed to tell the story introduced in the trilogy, it is nonetheless a welcome addition, as it shifts the focus to the child of the main characters in the those three books and lets us experience the world as it affects her. (finished 3/18/2013)