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Editorial Reviews. Review. Product Description. Jack Holloway works alone, for Fuzzy Nation – Kindle edition by John Scalzi. Download it once . Fuzzy Nation seeks to bring a 21st century storytelling sensibility to a half-century -old genre classic, and it succeeds far more wildly than I imagine even John. Yes, Fuzzy Nation is a book that is a reimagining of story and events of .. John – I read online elsewhere that Fuzzy Nation is actually in the.

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You can say csalzi. What follow are hilarious exchanges of corporate speak and lawy A quick, fun, humorous story about ecology, sustainable living, and ethics. Sep 21, Paul O’Neill rated it really liked it. Beam Piper’s award winning novel, just re-imagined and retold. Maybe the nitpicky difference is context? Shortly thereafter, Holloway meets some of the world’s native life, catlike creatures he names Fuzzys.

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Like most Sci-Fiction readers, I do not read alot of older or classic science fiction. The most notable recent examples are “Star Trek” and “Battlestar Galactica,” and include shows like “Smallville” and the most recent run of Batman movies. Are there very many book reboots out there?

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Mary Frances — I have a similar working definition of plagiarism to you, coming from an academic context. He will undergo a character arc that will not involve anything so banal as “learning his lessons” and outgrowing his most obvious of character flaws, but it will give him the self-awareness to acknowledge and come to terms with them. I never read the original story Scalzi drew inspiration from H.

I’ll get that off my chest right now.

Get off my planet, you son of a bitch. Beam Piper, and he wrote a series of books that began with Little Fuzzya tale of space-going humans who have to learn to live on a world with an adorably cute, yet sentient, species. Because if ever there were a template for how a classic novel ought to be “remade” — or “rebooted,” or whichever term you prefer — Fuzzy Nation should be the book you think of. I’m not sure I’d like to see too many writers getting into the habit of rebooting SF’s rich past — though given his oft-noted Heinlein influence, I’d be intrigued to see what Scalzi might do with Tunnel in the Sky — but when it’s done with as much respect, talent and passion as Fuzzy Nationthen we may well find ourselves with a whole new future classic in the making.



Keep up the good work. You didn’t finish so you don’t know what you’re talking about January Sci-Fi Selection: View all 17 comments. Good luck on the book, John!

I can’t recommend this book jon anybody under any circumstances at all ever. Return to Book Page. Think of it as a “reboot” of the Fuzzy universe, not unlike the recent J.

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I remember Little Fuzzy with delight from when it was new, and when I downloaded a Kindle app for my iPhone, a set of 32 works by H. Scalzi explains that as great a work as Piper had, it was clearly dated from th John Scalzi has accomplished that rarest of achievements, not only modernizing an idea and freshening it for a new generational audience, but also making it better.

They see nothing but profits in Zara XXIII, and if the Fuzzies stand in their way — sentient or not — they will do whatever is necessary to eliminate them while at the same time doing their level best to stay within the legal bounds prescribed by the Colonial Authority. Especially if the native sentient beings are not as cute as the fuzzies?


This is the first I’ve encountered. Nov 24, Lyn rated it really liked it. Where the novel goes depends upon whether Jack really is a good guy or not, a point that always seems debatable, which is why the use of an anti-hero as the main character is jonn stroke of genius. If it turns out the Fuzzies are sapient, not only will ZaraCorp potentially lose trillions, but Holloway himself could lose his one chance to retire a billionaire. Little Fuzzy is one of those books that Goodreads has been recommending to me since I joined, so it’s been going on for a while.

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The motivations of the Fuzzies, for most of the book, is unclear, but they too have to learn the difference between what they think other people want and what they really want. My question is, is this a piggy-backing ripoff of your revamping groundwork that should be subject to boycott or just a ripoff of the public domain novel that should be subject to boycott?

Beam Piper or those commissioned by Ace Books after the rights to the series came to them. I just remember reading it when I was In the meantime, you can read the entire review at Smorgasbook Fuzzy Nation, fuzzh retelling of H.

This page was last edited on 29 Marchat I read alot of Fantasy and Science Fiction. But somehow the overall structure of the book, the scaffolding, is the same, and it’s very fun and very effective.