By John Scalzi
Lovers of John Scalzi's "Old Man" universe, arrange yourselves: there's a protracted new tale in that universe, informed from the viewpoint of 1 of the series' so much exciting characters. Subterranean Press is proud to put up The Sagan Diary, an extended novelette that for the 1st time seems to be on the worlds of the Hugo-nominated outdated Man's warfare and its sequel The Ghost Brigades from the perspective of Lieutenant Jane Sagan, who in a sequence of diary entries provides her perspectives on a few of the occasions integrated within the series... and sheds new mild into a few formerly unexplored corners. in case you proposal you knew Jane Sagan prior to, organize to be shocked.
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