Jack Holloway works alone. Hundreds of miles from ZaraCorp’s headquarters on planet, 178 light-years from the corporation’s headquarters on Earth, Jack is content as an independent contractor. As for his past, that’s not up for discussion. Then, in the wake of an accidental cliff collapse, Jack... show more
Jack Holloway works alone. Hundreds of miles from ZaraCorp’s headquarters on planet, 178 light-years from the corporation’s headquarters on Earth, Jack is content as an independent contractor. As for his past, that’s not up for discussion. 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 is cancelling their contract with him for his part in causing the collapse. Briefly in the catbird seat, legally speaking, 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 Earth-like 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 very flimsy indeed…and that ZaraCorp may stop at nothing to eliminate the “fuzzys” before their existence becomes more widely known.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: March 27th 2012
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
Pages no: 343
Edition language: English
Series: Fuzzy Sapiens
I have discovered that I like John Scalzi's writing, so when I saw that he had done what he calls a 'reboot' of one of my favourite SF stories - Little Fuzzy by H. Beam Piper - I thought, well, okay, I can read this. Also, a couple of my friends said they enjoyed it.So, did I?Yes, for the most part...
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...
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...
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...
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...