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Very good SF,
Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Ghost Brigades (Taschenbuch)
This is the sequel to "old man's war", which I would highly recommend to read as well (not as this is needed to understand the ghost brigades, but as it is maybe even better). I enjoyed reading it a lot.
The main character, Jared is kind of a modern Frankenstein's monster, artifically grown and improved, unquestioning commando, who has to play a very special role in an intergalactic cold (and sometimes not so cold) war. The book is very entertaining and full of suspense, the characters are convincing (although some of the military types tend to become sketchy), and Scalzi has a great way to mesh the psychological, political, and ethical implications of new technologies into a really gripping story.
Scalzi introcudes the main character very nicely, with a lot of love. The same holds true for the main support characters (I learned from the acknowledgements that the author has a little daughter - no wonder the parts related to Zoë, the daughter of Jared's mental father and antagonist, are so intense).
A really good SF novel, I look forward to read the third book in the sequence.