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The Ghost Brigades (Old Man's War #2)

The Ghost Brigades (Old Man's War #2)

Author: John Scalzi
Series: The\Old Man's War Ser.
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The Ghost Brigades are the Special Forces of the Colonial Defense Forces, elite troops created from the DNA of the dead and turned into the perfect soldiers for the CDF's toughest operations. They're young, they're fast and strong, and they're totally without normal human qualms.

The universe is a dangerous place for humanity--and it's about to become far more dangerous. Three races that humans have clashed with before have allied to halt our expansion into space. Their linchpin: the turncoat military scientist Charles Boutin, who knows the CDF's biggest military secrets. To prevail, the CDF must find out why Boutin did what he did.

Jared Dirac is the only human who can provide answers -- a superhuman hybrid, created from Boutin's DNA, Jared's brain should be able to access Boutin's electronic memories. But when the memory transplant appears to fail, Jared is given to the Ghost Brigades.

At first, Jared is a perfect soldier, but as Boutin's memories slowly surface, Jared begins to intuit the reason's for Boutin's betrayal. As Jared desperately hunts for his "father," he must also come to grips with his own choices. Time is running out: The alliance is preparing its offensive, and some of them plan worse things than humanity's mere military defeat...

Old Man's War Series
#1Old Man's War
#2The Ghost Brigades
#3The Last Colony
#4Zoe's Tale
#5The Human Division
#6The End of All Things
Short fiction: "After the Coup"

Other Tor Books
The Android's Dream
Agent to the Stars
Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded
Fuzzy Nation
Redshirts
Lock In
The Collapsing Empire (forthcoming)

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Hard-core science fiction at its very best, the sequel to his extraordinary Old Man's War

Reviews

A mix of Starship Troopers and Universal Soldier, Ghost evokes awakening, betrayal, and combat in the best military sci-fi tradition. Entertainment Weekly Scalzi's prose harkens back to the Golden Age of science fiction while still remaining fresh and vibrant Strange Horizons Like Old Man's War, The Ghost Brigades is thinking fans' space opera ... The Ghost Brigades maintains Scalzi's standing as one of SF's most rewarding purveyors of thrilling, gut-wrenching, and thoughtful space opera SF Reviews If anyone stands at the core of the American science fiction tradition at the moment, it is Scalzi. The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction A mix of Starship Troopers and Universal Soldier, Ghost evokes awakening, betrayal, and combat in the best military sci-fi tradition. Entertainment Weekly Scalzi's prose harkens back to the Golden Age of science fiction while still remaining fresh and vibrant Strange Horizons Like Old Man's War, The Ghost Brigades is thinking fans' space opera ... The Ghost Brigades maintains Scalzi's standing as one of SF's most rewarding purveyors of thrilling, gut-wrenching, and thoughtful space opera SF Reviews If anyone stands at the core of the American science fiction tradition at the moment, it is Scalzi. The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

Author description

John Scalzi is one of the most popular and acclaimed SF authors to emerge in the last decade. His debut Old Man's War won him science fiction's John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. His New York Times bestsellers include The Last Colony, Fuzzy Nation, his most recent novel Lock In, and also Redshirts, which won 2013's Hugo Award for Best Novel. Material from his widely read blog The Whatever (whatever.scalzi.com) has also earned him two other Hugo Awards. He lives in Ohio with his wife and daughter.

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General Fields

  • : 9781447295389
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Tor
  • : November 2015
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : 813/.6
  • : 356
  • : John Scalzi
  • : Paperback
  • : New Edition