Monday Book Pick: Red Shirts

Red Shirts by John Scalzi

Scalzi takes a humorous, and also deadly serious look at one of the most famous themes of Television SciFi. Why Ensign Ricky doesn’t beam back up with the ship’s command crew. At the same time, he has fun with the topic of his earlier book, “Agent to the Stars”, the day to day work of Hollywood. As the author points out in the book, the theme is not new, but he does have an interesting take on it. One thing I did find interesting was that in list of “world as myth” examples, he left out “Number of the Beast.”

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Monday Book Pick: Fuzzy Nation

September 19, 2011 by · 2 Comments
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Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi

When I first heard that John Scalzi wanted to do a reboot of H. Beam Piper‘s “Little Fuzzy“, it made my Sunday SciFi pick for 4/11/10. It’s out now, and I’ve read it (thanks Fred!), and I have to say it’s pretty damn good. Piper purists may yelp because there is no contra-grav, but it’s a bloody reboot! Expect change and embrace it. Scalzi clearly has serious SciFi author chops. He wouldn’t be my first choice for a reboot of Space Viking or Uller Uprising, but the Fuzzy books, sure. My top choice for Space Viking would be David Weber, and John Ringo for Uller Uprising.

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SciFi Sunday : A reboot of Little Fuzzy by John Scalzi

April 11, 2010 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: Science Fiction, Sunday SciFi 

SciFi author John Scalzi has written a reboot of the Hugo nominated H. Beam Piper novel, Little Fuzzy.

He figures that rebooting SciFi TV series is all the rage, so why not do it for a really good SciFi novel? He has permission from the Piper estate, even though the original Little Fuzzy book is in the public domain.

I’ve like what I’ve read of Scalzi’s work so far, so I’m looking forward to this reboot book.

Monday Book Pick: The Android’s Dream

June 22, 2009 by · 1 Comment
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The Android’s Dream by John Scalzi

A fun romp through Interstellar politics, romance, advenure and the Android’s Dream, an electric-blue breed of sheep. Yup, that’s a big tip of the hat to Philip K. Dick. There is also a big jab made a religion based on the rantings of a SF writer of “modest talents.”

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