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The Last Colony by John Scalzi
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Read 2 times. Last read June 10, 2018 to July 4, 2018.

Far slower and more bureaucratic than the previous books. The Last Colony drops most of the military sci-fi trappings in favor of colonizing a new planet. It's a neat idea, but the plot switches between the semi-interesting drama of colonizing a new world with defending that colony as part of a larger intergalactic plot. The former story fizzles out as the latter takes over, and it all wraps up a bit too easily. I still love Scalzi's breezy writing and witty dialogue but this series has yet to reach the heights of the sublime first novel.
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Reading Progress

January 23, 2018 – Shelved
January 23, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
June 10, 2018 – Started Reading
June 10, 2018 – Started Reading
June 10, 2018 –
page 12
3.75%
Finished Reading
June 15, 2018 –
page 60
18.75%
June 15, 2018 –
page 90
28.13%
June 21, 2018 –
page 152
47.5%
June 25, 2018 –
page 170
53.13%
June 29, 2018 –
page 260
81.25%
July 3, 2018 –
page 288
90.0%
July 4, 2018 – Finished Reading

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