I agree with you, JELLIAJAMB. I also wish for more spacey science fiction. I'm tired of fantasies and soap opera adult stuff that is sort of placed in what could almost be called science fiction. Unfortunately quality science fiction is expensive to produce in movies and TV series, so I realize that the dollar will speak loud and really good stuff is not likely to be made.
Scalzi's Old Man's stuff reminded me of Heinlein's Starship Troopers. Excellent reading. Unfortunately, the Starship Trooper movies wound up with very little in common with the book, so I have low expectations from what might come from Scalzi's books.
Sigh... I'm so depressed.
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