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Monday Book Pick: Fuzzy Nation

September 19, 2011 – 06:44 | by admin

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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  1. 2 Responses to “Monday Book Pick: Fuzzy Nation”

  2. By Leslie Bates on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Jerry Pournelle was supposed to do the sequel to Space Viking, but he didn’t feel that he could have kept proper track of the continuity issues.

  3. By Mark Urbin on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    There have been three Space Viking sequels that I’ve seen. Two were written by a fan (these make Space Viking a trilogy), and the other by John F. Carr. The reviews on Amazon are better for the fan-fic.

    Those are on my list to read after I finish Rogue, Michael Williamson’s latest.

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