One of John Scalzi‘s great strengths as a writer, one I wish I could better understand and emulate, is that he almost never tells the same kind of story twice. Even in the same series. Even in the same novel – The Human Division moved so deftly between space opera and political thriller and media satire and slapstick comedy and family drama that the journey was just dazzling to behold.
So, it’s no surprise that his latest novel is almost entirely unlike anything he’s written before.
But there are still plenty of surprises to be found in Lock In. And again, it’s a wonder to see them unfold.