This fifth book in the Old Man's War series was a collection of short stories. I read many reviews that criticized the lack of cohesion in the many stories, but I did not find that to be the case. I thought each story added to the world building, and as a group, advanced the storyline of the series. I enjoyed getting to know some of the characters and am glad to see that they will make a return in the next book in the series. Another fun read in my first series dealing with space science fiction.