Editorial Reviews. Review. Product Description. Jack Holloway works alone, for Fuzzy Nation – Kindle edition by John Scalzi. Download it once . Fuzzy Nation seeks to bring a 21st century storytelling sensibility to a half-century -old genre classic, and it succeeds far more wildly than I imagine even John. Yes, Fuzzy Nation is a book that is a reimagining of story and events of .. John – I read online elsewhere that Fuzzy Nation is actually in the.

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Scalzi explains all of this very well in his introduction. Followed by its family.

Then it launched into a countless series of legal debate. Beam Piper or those commissioned by Ace Books after the rights to the series came to them.

It is not like you are doing a reboot of Star Wars. If he could just get me to care about his characters he’d have a blockbuster on his hands. Jun 28, Patrick rated it it was amazing. But ecologists have begun to take note and these corporations find their greedy little hands inconveniently bound by an ever-broadening range of EPA style rules and regulations, the most significant of which is that mining may not take place on planets that have been proven to have sentient life–at any stage in the evolutionary process.

Well worth a read. EVERY person in it was antagonistic. I’ll keep trying, but I’m not holding my breath.

Hope that clears things up for folks. That being the case:. Fuzzy Nation tells much the same nahion as Little Fuzzybut Scalzi has remained true to the original while making the tale xcalzi own. No, I am not republishing any of the previous Fuzzy books under my name. Typical of Scalzi, it was a quick, well told tale full of great characters. Fuzzy Nation First edition cover.


He’s antagonistic and kind of slimy. Or not to get caught crossing them, at least.

I got an A. This wonderful book should be made into a film and directed natino a collaboration of Joe Dante and Adam Sandler. The trolling is free advertising. For those interested in one of the potential inspirations of this post, I am pretty sure this thread applies:. The motivations of the Fuzzies, for most of the book, is unclear, but they too have to learn the difference between what they think other people want and what they really want.

Those who colonize these planets are migrant contractors and surveyors who move where the work is. In all of these examples, the fundamental core of each story is kept from the original – the world, the characters, the themes – and given new life.

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But both he and Carl love it, so he still is having Carl do it secretly. This book really fuzz what I was expecting and I have to say I enjoyed it fyzzy more than I thought I would. Yes, it is authorized — after I wrote the novel I sent it to the rights-holders of the Piper estate and asked permission to try to get it published.

What the heck I was thoroughly skeptical.


Beam Piper works, notably Lord Kalvan stories. After all, as a contractor, fuzzt is mostly on his own flying his skimmer around the land he is contracted to survey on the sparsely populated planet.

With us, we have taken that peculiarly human trait, naked avarice, and brought it with us. The Fuzzys were cute but not nauseatingly so, like certain George Lucas creations that live on Endor that shall remain nameless.

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I admit I’ve never read any of Mr. I would sit down, and fifty pages would fly by faster than it seemed they possibly could. Specifically, Fuzzy Nation appro Warning: They’re argumentative, unlikable, bitchy, always at each other’s throat literally as well as fi First: I read and enjoyed them a great deal.


May 01, Shannon rated it liked it Shelves: In short, fun and furry story with lots and lots of lawyering going on. If you want to contact John, using the mail function here is a really bad way to do it. InJohn Scalzi announced on his blog that he had done a “reboot” of Piper’s work, revisiting the characters, themes and world that Piper had created and seeing what he could do with them.

Jeff — Work in something about stealing from widows and orphans, adds depravity to the menace.

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Fuzzy Ergo Sum is not a piggy-back on Mr. I am not sure how I missed them growing up. Fuzzy Nation is a reimagining of the story and events in Little Fuzzythe Hugo-nominated novel by H.

But then I remembered that headache-inducing current fad for dusting off literary classics and adding zombies or mummies or werewolves to them. All this week, I’m reading Fuzzy Nation for the audio book.

Stephen Baxter wrote a sequel to the Time Machine. Scalzi avoids it like disease, while finding any number of ways to introduce humor and charm into the story at every fitting opportunity. Scalzi, I would guess, if asked would state that his novel, his retelling of the story, is a little more realistic about the actions of some of the characters. Beam Piper’s literary legacy by enlarging the classic novel’s scope, becoming a flowering and fulfillment of its jjohn.