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After the Coup

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  • Posted July 30, 2010

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    Fun Short SciFi Story

    "After the Coup" is a short story set in the same world as John Scalzi's "Old Man's War", and its' sequels "Ghost Brigade", "Last Colony" and "Zoe's Tale". While the focus is on one of Scalzi's minor characters from the first two books, this is really just a fun snippet of interplanetary diplomatic relations resolved by good old-fashioned alien vs. human hand-to-hand combat.

    Scalzi always writes amazing character dialogue and fully half of this 20-page story is a simple discussion. In the conversation, Scalzi's able to subtly but clearly set exposition, motivation and the structure for the story itself. And he does it with his usual humor, which typically draws out a couple of laugh-out-louds.

    The battle scene is creative, sharply written, and comes to a satisfactory conclusion.

    I highly recommend this book. And what's to stop you? It's only a dollar.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 28, 2010

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    Old Man's War Short

    This is a short story (about 50 off pages) of the main character from the Old Man's War series. Best for those who are familiar with the characters and events of this series, but could stand on its own as well. This short follows Harry as he is asked by the CF to fight in a tournament style one-on-one with an alien race for political gains. Worth the buck for a quick read if you are into the Old Man's series as much as I am.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2012

    For a short story...

    For a short story, that was actually very well written. Normally short books like this 64 page story are not as good and dont tell a proper story. This one however went against the grain and did.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 13, 2011

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    Worth a buck

    I was glad to get back into the "Old Man" universe, even for just a few pages. Makes me want more.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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