Posted 21 May 2012 - 11:31 PM
I've read most or almost all of his work-Old Man's War, Ghost Brigades, Android's Dream, Last Colony, Agent to the Stars, Zoe's Tale, God Engines, and Fuzzy Nation. None of them are deep, and all of them are fast, fun reading with humor.
Last Colony and Zoe's Tale are in the same universe as Old Man's War and Ghost Brigades; read OMW, GB, LC, and ZT in that order. LC and ZT take the series in a bit of a different direction, less mil space opera, and they didn't work as well for me.
I think Agent was his first novel, and you can tell.
I really liked the premise of Android's Dream, but am not sure I loved the book. I remember finding it particularly amusing, though.
I've never read Piper's original of Fuzzy Nation, but if you've read some 50's/60's sci-fi, you can see how it's a bit of a throwback to that era. That wasn't really a surprise, as OMW is in the same vein.
FWIW, these have all been library reads. As I'm not a Trek fan, Redshirts is not very high on my priority list, though I'll probably grab it at some point eventually if the local library picks it up.