The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi (2006)

I really enjoyed Old Man’s War (2005), the first book in the series.

Assumed the sequel would be not nearly as good.

Happily, I was wrong. Ghost Brigades is quite different. But just as good.

The Colonial Defense Forces (CDF) learn that one of their top consciousness transfer scientists, Charles Boutin, has turned traitor and sparked an unprecedented alliance between three other species to wipe out humanity. …

The CDF send a clone of the traitor to apprehend. After all, a clone knows him best.

It’s juvenile in one way, appealing to teenage boys. But quite complex in other ways. A believable alternative universe.

I plan to continue to books 3  and 4 –  The Last Colony (2007) and Zoe’s Tale (2008).

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Rick Mc

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