"Scalzi's astonishingly proficient first novel reads like an original work by the late grand master [Heinlein]."
"It's Starship Troopers without the lectures. It's The Forever War with better sex. It's funny, it's sad, and it's true."
"A fresh and appealing new voice . . . classic SF seen from a modern perspective--a fast-paced tour of a daunting, hostile universe."
"I enjoyed [it] immensely. A space war story with fast action, vivid characters, moral complexity and cool speculative physics."