After the Coup

After the Coup

by John Scalzi
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After the Coup 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 57 reviews.
JGolomb More than 1 year ago
"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.
Maraxius More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are a science fiction fan, you would like this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
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