SO I FINISHED SCALZI’S The God Engines the other night. Er, and started it, too — it’s more of a longish novella than a full-length novel. Very different from the Old Man’s War universe, but a very enjoyable read. Scalzi demonstrates his versatility without seeming to, you know, try to demonstrate his versatility. At first I thought the ending was a bummer, but I’ve decided that it was redemptive.