It was good to be back in the Old Man's War universe again and see what happened after The Last Colony ended. Nothing especially new, but good writing similar to Scalzi's earlier work. However, the serial nature of the short stories felt a little disingenuous. All the stories are supposed to be stand-alone, yet there's a overarching plot element regarding a possible conspiracy, which means many of the stories don't really stand on their own. Maybe because I read them altogether, hard to say. The plot element did feel repetitive though. Plus, nothing really happens with it until the end and even then nothing is resolved. Feels like setup for a possible future book.