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Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi
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Dec 05, 2011

it was amazing
Read in June, 2011

I never read the original story Scalzi drew inspiration from (H. Beam Piper's Little Fuzzy).

Despite the fact that I read this blind, I really enjoyed the book. It had all the pleasantly nostalgic feel of a classic golden-age sci-fi story, but without the ponderous description and opaque language that tends to make some of those older stories less than easy reading....
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message 1: by Derrick (new) - added it

Derrick I'm starting Old Man's War this week :) Might as well give this one a go after...

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Tamahome At least the land prawns don't get a raw deal in this one.

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Leon Aldrich Can't decide if I want Patrick to read & recommend more novels are get back to work, writing! (cough)

Jeanette Have saved this to read over vacation, along with re-reading the original Fuzzy books.

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Regina Thai I'm in the middle of this book myself. I'm reading it directly after reading Piper's original Little Fuzzy.

Jeanette Scalzi did a fantastic job of updating the feel of the story to appeal to a modern audience, and still include everything that was new and thought provoking about the original.

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Peter Rundle Did you read it or listen to the audiobook read by wil wheaton?

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Christopher I just read the orig. stories on my kindle, good to hear the updated one is good, be ordering a paper one soon.

Jeanette I read it, I still have my original 20 year old copies of the originals, so I purchased the book. I may yet get the audio version.

message 10: by Leon (new) - added it

Leon Aldrich Personally, I love it when authors share what they are reading.

Ambrosia @Leon I think you may find this Q&A by Neil Gaiman enlightening:

Jamie fantastic book.

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