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Fuzzy Nation - John Scalzi
Fuzzy Nation
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Jack Holloway works alone, for reasons he doesn’t care to talk about. One hundred seventy-eight light-years from ZaraCorp’s head office on Earth, hundreds of miles from their headquarters on-planet, Jack is content as an independent contractor, prospecting and surveying at his own pace. Then, in... show more
Jack Holloway works alone, for reasons he doesn’t care to talk about. One hundred seventy-eight light-years from ZaraCorp’s head office on Earth, hundreds of miles from their headquarters on-planet, Jack is content as an independent contractor, prospecting and surveying at his own pace. Then, in the wake of an accidental cliff collapse, Jack discovers a seam of unimaginably valuable jewels, to which he manages to lay legal claim just as ZaraCorp cancels their contract with him. Briefly in the catbird seat, Jack pressures ZaraCorp into recognizing his claim, and cuts them in as partners to help extract the wealth. But there’s another wrinkle to ZaraCorp’s relationship with the planet Zarathustra. Their entire legal right to exploit the verdant Earthlike planet is based on being able to certify to the authorities on Earth that Zarathustra is home to no sentient species. Then a small furry biped—trusting, appealing, and ridiculously cute—shows up at Jack’s outback home, followed by its family. As it dawns on Jack that, despite their stature, these are people, he begins to suspect that ZaraCorp’s claim to a planet’s worth of wealth is flimsy indeed . . . and that ZaraCorp may stop at nothing to eliminate the “fuzzys” before their existence becomes more widely known.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780765328540 (0765328542)
ASIN: 765328542
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 303
Edition language: English
Series: Fuzzy Sapiens
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Portable Magic
Portable Magic rated it
4.0 Fuzzy Nation ★★★★☆
I’ve never read the original story, and I am disappointed because I was under the impression that the two books were packaged together, based on the foreword and the reviews placed highest on the Audible website, but apparently they’ve now split the two books and must be purchased separately. Stil...
Lost in Libraries
Lost in Libraries rated it
3.0
How this book ended was not how I expected. There is little to no action, the plot resolved in a courtroom of all places. I did like the book overall. But once again not enough to purchase. I love libraries. I started and finished this book not caring at all about the characters. I liked the "fu...
RedT Reads Randomly
RedT Reads Randomly rated it
5.0 I couldn't have wished for a better ending
John Scalzi has just made it onto my all-time favorite authors list. He entertained me. He enlightened me. He educated me. I chuckled. I chortled. I teared up. And in the end, I cheered. in earlier posts, I shared a couple of excerpts: http://redthaws.booklikes.com/post/1005293/close-enc...
shecurmudgeon
shecurmudgeon rated it
3.0 Fuzzy Nation
I really, really, want to like John Scalzi's fiction better than I do, but he kind of blows hot and cold for me. I haven't read any of his classics like "Old Man's War" and I need to try them but what I like so much in his non-fiction & blog/twitter writing (his sarcasm, his liberal politics, his g...
narfna
narfna rated it
4.0 On Re-reading Fuzzy Nation
This book totally held up on re-read, but I forgot that it wasn't just happy fun-times. Parts of it are really sad :( Also, small quibble with the audiobook. Although Wil Wheaton generally does an excellent job, his voice for Papa Fuzzy was really distracting. I pictured it in my head very different...
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