Some writers are prolific. A better adjective for John Scalzi might be “possessed.” You’d think he’d have his hands full churning out novels at a machine-gun. The third book in John Scalzi’s exciting sci-fi series which started with Old Man’s War. This essay, on The Last Colony, is the third installment in an on-going retrospective of John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War series. Previous.

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I did notice an increasing tendency to make things a bit too much on the colnoyif that makes sense. And I did like the inner turmoil Jane Sagan continues to feel as the result of her indeterminate pseudo-humanity.

Trivia About The Last Colony The comedy is a lot lower-key than in Old Man’s War, feeling more like a serious science fiction story but still humorous. The Last Colony [Aug ].

The Last Colony

Quotes from The Last Colony. Goodreads tells me there are more books in the series. The ship has been irreparably damaged to prevent the scallzi from leaving orbit, and all the colonists are considered quarantined from the rest of the Colonial Union.

Take a break, man. And it’s no wonder that John wrote Redshirts, because it allowed him to go wild and carefree.

It is uninhabited and with a little work can support humans. Characters are sketchy but vividly rendered with special quirks and a lot of ironic humor. Later, when it becomes clear that the people in the Colonial Union who named the colony have nefarious plans for it, Perry reflects that hm, it must have been a deliberate choice to name his colony after the original Lost Colony!

Is it really plausible that an entire Conclave of hostile alien races cannot get their act together to beat into submission a single colony of 2, settlers who are basically unarmed civilians? Bwa ha ha ha ha! Pages to import images to Wikidata Commons category link is on Wikidata Commons category link is on Wikidata using P Congratulations on finishing the book, John.

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They even have no direct or indirect ladt in it. The Obin have technology that allows them to communicate as a sort of group consciousness with other Obin. If you want to contact John, using the mail function here is a really bad way to do it.

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If you ever visit the Scalzi Compound and hear a muffled yelling, as if from a desperate voice somewhere underground, do try to ignore it. The Last Colony is lazt an exegesis on imperialism, and how expansionist politics ultimately serve to perpetuate the notion of imperialism for its own sake instead of looking out for the welfare of the actual people it presumes to serve. Retired from his fighting days, John Perry is now village sccalzi for a human colony on distant Huckleberry.

The Conclave leader begs John to either give up the colony or secede from the Union and join the Conclave. At least Last Colony saw the return of my fav, John Perry, and an interesting convergence of storylines from the first two books.

It’s a huge game of chicken between kast Conclave and humanity, with the Union, seeing humanity’s very existence threatened, hoping to use Roanoke to goad the Conclave into a jonh trap. View all 8 comments. There is a UN without the Security Scalsi it is called Conclave and it operates as if in the space the obstacles to international interplanetary cooperation lack of trust, lack of information and free riding were as absent as gravity.

In Ghost Brigades we see the inner workings of the Special Forces and the increased danger they face. Baffled, the leader tells him to make his peace, and orders the fleet to open fire.


Frankly, I felt the story on Roanoke proper wasn’t very entertaining. Retrieved from ” https: After a certain length of time, they are again visited by Special Forces, who inform them that the plan has partially succeeded, and the initial restrictions on technology have been lifted. Most novels these days ecalzi between 90k and k. Wikimedia Commons has media related to John Scalzi.

Not tye should do that, in fact. Jul 15, Lata rated it really liked it Shelves: Eight years have passed and the two ex soldiers look at ease in this new life, the first as an ombudsman and the other as a constable, dealing with trivial matters that creep up in small populations.

Thoughts on The Last Colony

The good ol’ Colonial Union isn’t the most forthcoming with information about just about anything and they find themselves in lots of trouble another ‘of course’ belongs here too. Seeing the story again told from John Perry’s coloyn of view was a blast and the combination of humor, plot, twists, characters and action worked really well for me.

It has more twists and turns than a rollercoaster.

The confederation of human planets known as Colonial Union was formed in response to alien civilizations out to exterminate our species, and in response to their success hundreds of alien species have formed their own confederation, the Conclave.