Old Man's War
Hate to double post but missed this at first. Scalzi does good-he's VERY reminiscent of Heinlein in style.
does have a vague Starship Troopers/Forever War
vibe but I figured this comes with the genre. I'm not wild about Heinlein.
I have Old Man's War
in the queue as well, just having fun working through unread things from the old masters first.
Conversely, I've realized that so many of the science fiction authors I've read were either dead or wrote the works I was reading decades before I was born. When most of the 'recent science fiction' I read as a teenager was either the later Arthur C. Clarke novels (or novels he 'co-wrote', like The Light of Other Days
or the Rama sequels) that does say a fair bit... so I resolved to read more actually living writers this year, preferably those who may have actually written books after I was born.
ty for the recommendations, the only Pohl I've read are the Heechee books IIRC...
Try Space Merchants
, which he wrote with Kornbluth, and also Jem
. Both are great. Space Merchants
has a wickedly deadpan satire of Madison Avenue and Jem
has some of the best alien species I've come across in literature for a long while (the passage where Pohl patiently tries to explain how Sharn-igon saw himself
is a highlight of the book). One disgresses...