The Sagan Diary

The Sagan Diary

by John Scalzi

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BN ID: 2940013397422
Publisher: Subterranean Press
Publication date: 09/22/2011
Series: Old Man's War Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 100
Sales rank: 121,480
File size: 2 MB

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The Sagan Diary [With Earbuds] 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are into this series this book is a must read. Its nice to have an in depth look into a mysterious character from the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you're craving more Old Man's War, this isn't it. Its a psych profile of Jane Sagan, some of her observations on the war and her relationship. Writing style is dense and not nearly as insightful into human nature as Scalzi's other books. Worth reading if you want all of Scalzi's stuff, as I did.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sagan's character and those of her Ghost Brigade fellows needed to be better fleshed out. This did the trick admirably.
KDHGA More than 1 year ago
This is more or less background material for one of the characters in the Old Man's War series. As such, I'm not sure that it stands on it's own, but it is well-written and really draws you in, if you are familiar with the character.
devilwrites on LibraryThing 10 months ago
I didn't even know about this book until John Scalzi happened to mention it on his blog, and once I saw it on Subterranean's Website, I knew I must have it. It's an expensive book for as small as it is, but it's a must-have for any fan of the Old Man's War series, and given the fact it focuses solely on Jane Sagan, it's not a book I could pass up.It's a short book, and it's not so much a complete story as it is a character study. This book MUST be read after The Ghost Brigades, because otherwise, some of the events recorded will make no sense. And I'll stress that the order is important, because this is a very beautiful, very different little book. Personal, private, and very unique. At one point, the narration reminded me of Le Guin's work, which really floored me. :)This book ties up the events between The Ghost Brigades and The Last Colony. I don't know if it's necessary to read this BEFORE reading The Last Colony (which I haven't yet read, since I'm waiting on the paperback), I do think it reveals volumes about Jane Sagan's character, and that's what makes this book so poignant and beautiful. Scalzi really focuses on the intimate details of his world here, which is one of the reasons I read it immediately after The Ghost Brigades.There's not much else I can really say about this book. The voice is startlingly different from his first two volumes, making Sagan's character unique in her own right. It's a must-have for fans of this series, so don't miss out.
RBeffa on LibraryThing 10 months ago
I happened upon this small book at the library and grabbed it up. I had forgotten about this sidetrack from Scalzi's "Old Man's War" series and dove into it. It caught me off guard, but I got past that and realized that this was something rather unconventional. Almost a tour de force. It was interesting and not bad, but the downside for me is that I couldn't jibe this look inside the head supposed reflection by Jane Sagan with the special forces soldier from the earlier novels. But I give it props for something different.
woodshopcowboy on LibraryThing 10 months ago
A long-form science-fiction prose poem, meditating on life, language, love, friendship. I do recommend reading Old Man's War, the novel which introduces Jane Sagan and some of the contextal gravitas hidden in this piece.
jlynno84 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
I was shocked by how beautifully written this book is! The previous books by John Scalzi have been great science fiction, told in normal style for the genre. But The Sagan Diary is different, it is flowing prose, a mental love letter. It was the perfect compliment to the rest of the Old Man's stories, and I think my favorite. At just 100 pages it is a very quick read, but its delicious!
sdobie on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Entries from the diaries of Jane Sagan giving her viewpoint on some of the events of Old Man's War and The Ghost Brigades. This is not really a story, just a meditation on various aspects of life that are loosely linked together by the chronology of the Old Man's War series. I guess it is supposed to provide some deep insights, but to me it was just pretentious, dull meanderings that loses the entertaining aspects of the novels in the series.
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Drewano More than 1 year ago
A quick read which helps give depth to the Character of Jane Sagan.  As the author admits in his preface it’s a bit of a departure from the other books in the series which have a lot of action this takes place in Jane’s head and gives a new look at the life of a CDF special forces soldier.  It’s some excellent writing and gives the reader a new appreciation for the side of characters that we don’t necessarily see on the pages.
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This book was worth the ¿a$h
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It's okay not the best book I have ever read
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I got through the first three chapters before I gave up on this. Obviously this was something written with nothing but making $$ in mind.