I read this hardcover edition all in one go, but really it’s a collection of short stories that reads like a novel.
As is the nature of short stories, sometimes the reader feels too distant from the story, but thankfully The Human Division is closer to the novel form.
That being said, I was impressed by how Scalzi took advantage of the medium, and changed his writing style between stories. There was some clever authorial experimentation, and it worked.
It’s a more serious look at the issues started in Old Man’ War. As if that book was a fun romp through the world, and this one is looking at the fallout with a critical eye.
Overall, worth a read if you’ve already caught up with the books set in this universe.
A quick note so that you won’t be as confused as I was. “The Human Divison” refers to strife between humans, not a military team known as the Human Division. It took me a while to realize because I kept not seeing this team and we were getting well into the book itself…