Scalzi has the success and the genre cred to write a real book on writing. This is not that book.
A good, high-level overview of the different aspects of a siege. I don't know that you'd be able to go off and write a thesis on the subject based on this work alone, but it's thorough enough to satisfy the layman.
A story that is epic in scope is hampered by too many weak characters.
While the fantastic tech is no less prevalent in this second book in the Graven series, the storytelling and character development are ratcheted up a few notches to make this an exciting, bold read.
A lighthearted take on kaijus with minimal character and story development. Still, it may be a good read as long as you aren't expecting anything too serious.
Genre defying, truly mind-blowing technology, and a revenge plot where it doesn't seem anyone can really win. This book has a little bit of everything.