Though labeled a sequel to Old Man’s War, The Ghost Brigades is very much a While it expands upon ideas introduced in the earlier novel, John Scalzi. Rather than continue the story of John Perry, year-old recruit to the Colonial Defense Forces, The Ghost Brigades shifts focus to the. The Ghost Brigades is the second book in the Old Man’s War series. The Ghost Brigades are the Special The Ghost Brigades cover. Book. Author, John Scalzi.

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Funny how that will make a person creative,:: Besides, other than whole idea of downloading people into genetically enhanced bodies, my overall story was about a man realizing that his own kind were corrupt and brigadrs he should join the other side to find peace and happiness. Dirac is interrogated by Boutin, who joun to transfer his own consciousness into Dirac’s body in an attempt to infiltrate and destroy the Colonial Union.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. How do you define a human? It’s not delivered in a way that people actually talk to one another. What they end up with is Jared Dirac, a tabula rasa who fails to exhibit any of Boutin’s knowledge or personality.

And not that bullshit science brigqdes you shake your head and think ‘Didn’t one friend of his tell him how awful this was’. Jun 30, Algernon rated it liked it Shelves: While I brigaes love it as much as Old Man’s Warit brugades still a really good story. Is it really important how you choose or is it more important that you have the ability to choose in the first place?

Says the Dallas Morning News: Vhost don’t need 10 pages on human consciousness to prep me for the fact that they put some dude’s mind into a clone body. For some reason, this traitor scanned his brain and left it in a type of buffer.


They aren’t mindless automatons, but they aren’t quite people either. That said, this is Military Sci-Fi so things can get pretty serious too… Limbs in various states of processing lay stacked on tables. Neither group could reasonably be said to possess free will in the sense that you or I enjoy it, and we’re immediately prompted to wonder what degree of free will we actually enjoy.

CDF scientists clone Boutin’s body and dump his consciousness into the new body, hoping to resurrect Boutin and find out what he’s up to. This page was last edited on 25 Octoberat Time passes and an experience that reminds Dirac of Boutin’s daughter Zoe leads Boutin’s consciousness to emerge. This book will stay with I believe that science fiction and fantasy are the most effective way of sdalzi our own morality. We learn a lot more about the universe in this book, especially the Ghost Brigades of course.

The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi 2. It is not a simple continuation of the story.

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I did struggle with what was supposed to an attempt at a more traditional sci-fi exploration of consciousness and soul. That saved the story for me. View all 10 comments. Few of the Special Forces leave the service when their ten-year tour of duty is done; instead, they re-up. Bwa ha ha ha ha ha ha! When we see people in an alternate world, it is easier for us to step back and look at the choices they make as a parallel to the choices we make.

Well, that does sound pretty good. Again, we get the adaptation to a new body but th 4. View all 5 comments. The perspectives chosen to construct the sscalzi third person and close third person are an unwelcome departure from Old Man’s War ‘s first person, and this results in a slight feeling of grigades and a lack of intimacy.

Aug 03, Apatt rated it really liked it Shelves: Consciousness transfer, somewhere Poul Anderson is grinning. They are firstly the Consu, the super advanced race of religious zealots we were introduced to in the first book. I think I might have been able to handle this in other circumstances, if it came in another sort of story – although honestly it hits me right in my perhaps one tender spot, the one that can’t deal with graphic depictions of child abuse.


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It was also missing the humor that made ‘Old Man’s War’ so much fun. He does occasionally telegraph his swing.

View all 3 comments. The writing was as good as it was in Old Man’s War, just from a third person point of view instead of the first person. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Even the scientific issues, which are more numerous this time, are still delivered in a very approachable way even for an inexperienced sci-fi reader like myself. On the one hand, those are treated superficially and merely repeat concepts and themes that had been already exploited in the genre.

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That’s one grumble I have about the book – I wasn’t convinced about main villain’s motivations and chosen methods in the end. Could you hit the button for bdigades top floor, please? The humour is hit and miss for me but they are not really an issue in this book, at least he is not trying to elicit laughter every few paragraphs the awful Sherlock Holmes joke notwithstanding.

There is not much humor compared to the last book, but there were several very sad things. You can tell the characters apart. Overall, still a decent read–a filling bowl ghhost soup on a cold night.