First Review of The Ghost Brigades

Sending out those ARCs of The Ghost Brigades is paying off: The first review of the book is up at A choice pull quote, complete with an ellipsis to make you wonder what I’m skipping over:

Like Old Man’s War, The Ghost Brigades is thinking fans’ space opera. And for all that Scalzi gives you to chew on intellectually, he doesn’t skimp on the blow-shit-up factor. The book opens with a fantastic action scene that ends with a brilliant narrative bait-and-switch I didn’t see coming, and climaxes with an even better one… The Ghost Brigades maintains Scalzi’s standing as one of SF’s most rewarding purveyors of thrilling, gut-wrenching, and thoughtful space opera.

Neat. The full review is here

15 Comments on “First Review of The Ghost Brigades”

  1. I just finished reading that review, and traipsed over here to see if you’d updated the Whatever accordingly. XD Congratulations, John! I look forward to picking up TGB.

  2. I was sent a few, but they’ve already been claimed by family members and a couple of friends. Anyway, they’re from a previous editing iteration and have a couple of flubs in them — good enough for reviewers but I think most readers will want to see the final version instead.

  3. Um any chance of getting a download of the ARC,Id be willing to pay for it.A publishier (Aka B…)does this,Please, Not That I need this ,I Can Stop At Any Time.

  4. I read Old Man’s War a couple of month’s ago, and for sure I’ll get The Ghost Brigades as soon as it’s out.

    For the last year or so I’ve been reading books on my Palm PDA. I have no idea if this kind of e-book publishing is a growing market or just an interesting little sideshow. Nor do I know if it’s a good deal for an author. Is there any chance of The Ghost Brigades showing up on, say,

  5. “At this pace, he’d have to make some pretty stupid choices to fall off his perch.”

    Nope, nope, doesn’t sound like John.

  6. I guess this isn’t the time to tell you that the next book will be 450,000 words long, and all the dialogue in the form of limericks.

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