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John Scalzi

4 of 5 Votes: 5
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The Human Division (2013)
language
English
series
4.05 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: I enjoyed this a lot. It is (currently) the last book in the "Old Man's War" series, but was written as a series of short stories, related, and eposodic in nature. Some were suspenseful, some were funny, and (spoiler alert) not all the loose ends were wrapped up, so I would not...
Redshirts (2012)
language
English
3.81 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: This was fantastic. From the very get-go, it moved with energy, wit, and fairly sizzled. The dialogue was great, and he nails every single quirk and idiosyncrasy of the original Star Trek series, as well as several others from various sci-fi shows. This was just completely enjoy...
Lock In (2014)
language
English
series
3.86 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Let me put this up front - Scalzi has great ideas and Lock In is no exception. And there's no doubt that the guy can write. So why is it, that nearly every Scalzi book I read leaves me feeling slightly dissatisfied. Not very dissatisfied, mind you, just slightly. I think there's...
Unlocked: An Oral History of Haden's Syndrome (2014)
language
English
4.02 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: An interesting little book, I guess technically a novella. Being quite short, it was a quick and easy read. The format reminds me of World War Z (the book). I felt like there were a lot of elements in the story that could have been expanded upon, such as the impact of the dise...
The Observers (2013)
language
English
4.12 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: The ninth installment of The Human Division continues the story line with an observer group from Earth monitoring negotiations between the Colonial Union and an alien race. Unfortunately leader of the observer group is murdered and the search for his killer ensues. I have come to...
An Election (2010)
language
English
3.72 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: An entertaining cast of characters and fun variety of alien races, but the ending felt far too abrupt. I spent a while clicking to see if there were more pages to the story. I liked the sly way the story addressed issues of diversity, without getting preachy about anything. Much ...
The Tale of The Wicked (2009)
language
English
3.88 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Everything written by John Scalzi is good. It's just a matter of how good.Scalzi's short story, 'Tale of the Wicked', delves into the mind of a ship's computer. Advancements in computing have provided a foundation for artificial intelligence, and a ship's computer picks a particu...
The God Engines (2009)
language
English
3.53 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Picked this up at a truck stop on audiobook, without knowing anything about it. I thoroughly enjoyed the story, even given how violent the ending is. The concept of space-faring humans using fallen gods to power their ships drew me in pretty quick, as that's not something I've ...
Fuzzy Nation (2011)
language
English
4.06 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Because Scalzi described this as a re-boot of Piper's original story, in the spirit of the reboots of Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica, I had great fear and trepidation about reading the book. A reboot is not always a good idea, and I wasn't sure that Scalzi's style would be a ...
Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded (2008)
language
English
3.75 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: About the only negative I would have for this book, like many collections of short essays/blog posts, is that it is likely better to be read in a piecemeal, "I have five spare minutes", fashion than straight on through. This might be especially true for this book which is not arr...
The Shadow War of the Night Dragons, Book One: The Dead City. Prologue (2011)
language
English
3.94 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: I got sucked into this book by reading the opening Kindle excerpt - a lengthy description of how incredibly dark and black and un-see-throughable the night was the dark evening the Night Dragons attacked. An entire paragraph lampooning the over-the-top style of the Dungeons and D...
The Gentle Art of Cracking Heads (2013)
language
English
4.12 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: I can't even imagine how this is going to be resolved in one final chapter. This was another great chapter; we got some important/terrifying information/resolution on the events of a previous chapter, but I still don't feel any closer to understanding what the big picture is all ...
Rip-Off! (2012)
language
English
3.38 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: I wanted to love this book. The first half was really slow. The second half is better. I had read feedback that said if one story didn't suit you to skip it and move on. That was great advice. I'm not sure if it was some of the writing styles or that the premise of some of t...
Die letzte Einheit, Episode 9: - Die Beobachter (2013)
language
English
4.12 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: I'd taken a break between the 8th installment and this installment (the 9th). Even though the book is already released I'm continuing on with the installments on audio.I remember why I enjoyed this one within minutes of listening. It's a fun series. I especially loved this instal...
Earth Below, Sky Above (2013)
language
English
4.24 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: This book was amazing! I know it might seem a little tough to read this book broken up in a serialized format but its worth. The last book is great. So jam packed full of action and intrigue! I hope there is a another book! I need to know what's happened to the Colonial Union and...
How I Proposed to My Wife: An Alien Sex Story (2006)
language
English
3.87 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: I've been working my way through these 99 cent short stories from John Scalzi's works, and I find that they're kind of perfect for a short little jaunt into another world or another time, like reading a comic. I don;t mind spending a buck on something that will entertain me for 4...
Muse of Fire (2013)
language
English
3.7 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: I like all of John Scalzi's stories, and this is no exception. But the short story format was just not enough here to explore his idea and his characters. I read an Isaac Asimov piece about how a successful short story could have either a plot or well developed characters but t...
God Engines, The (2010)
language
English
3.53 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Scalzi is an author that I usually enjoy, and I was not disappointed by this book. It's a short read, but remains interesting throughout. What's more, it's different in that it doesn't follow the usual narrative conventions, and the setting is quite unique as well. I like things ...
Tales From the Clarke (2013)
language
English
4.1 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: This is a review for the series of the Human Division. I have read all the 13 books in a row, this was my first time reading John Scalzi.I was at first disturbed by the series: more than 400 different races, some with very unfriendly intents toward each other, but all at about th...
The Sound of Rebellion (2013)
language
English
4.14 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: This was an action packed episode, and we finally got a good glimpse at the organisation who are trying to fracture all those human alliances.It was the shortest episode so far, but for me it was also the most engaging episode. With only five episodes left I worry that there migh...
We Only Need the Heads (2013)
language
English
4.06 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: This is the third episode in Scalzi's Human Division, and Wilson, Schmidt, and Ambassador Abumwe are back. Abumwe and Schmidt are sent to pinch hit for a suddenly ill ambassador in negotiations with the Bula, seeking agreements on trade and tourism. Wilson, meanwhile, is temporar...
Red Shirts (2012)
language
English
3.81 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: This book is hilarious! Witty premise, smart characters, snappy dialogue, unpredictable plot. I was worried that the novel would be too similar to the movie "Galaxy Quest"--but it wasn't at all. You don't need to be a Star Trek fan to love this book, because the book really isn't...
Fuzzy Nation [Unabridged] (2011)
language
English
3.04 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: This book is science fiction, and there was a point a little under half into the book where I was sure I knew where it was going. The hero's life had been threatened by tampering with his vehicle, and I assumed that the threats would get greater and greater until he managed to fi...
The Human Division #12: The Gentle Art of Cracking Heads (2013)
language
English
4.12 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: This was an odd one. A little creepy, too short to really tell too much, is there a conspiracy? I don't know even after reading this episode.I'm kind of neutral on this - didn't like it, didn't not like it - just put in my time in order to get to the last episode.One more episo...
Shadow War of the Night Dragons, Book One: The Dead City: Prologue: A Tor.com Original (2012)
language
English
3.94 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: "Night had come to the city of Skalandarharia, the sort of night with such a quality of black to it that it was as if black coal had been wrapped in blackest velvet, bathed in the purple-black ink of the demon squid Drindel and flung down a black well that descended toward the de...
After the Coup (2008)
language
English
3.93 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: I come to this story with no previous knowledge of Scalzi's ouvre, and only a passing fondness for the story's military sci-fi trappings. However, I am a fan of sharp characterization and snappy dialogue, and this story has both of those in spades. It's a screwball tale of diplom...
Die letzte Einheit,  - Episode 13: Unten die Erde, oben der Himmel - (2013)
language
English
4.24 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Let me be clear, I am reviewing THE BOOK, The Human Division, by John Scalzi. It was originally serialized in thirteen weekly installments on Kindle, which is how I read it. To review each chapter as if it were a book would make my bookshelf look impressive, but it would be BS.I ...
The Human Division #5: Tales From the Clarke (2013)
language
English
4.1 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: So far so good. Can't wait for the next episode. And I really think this kind of serial publishing works in digital formats. Each vol is short and totally not challenging readers' patience. I mean, I could do novels but lots of young people can't cuz they're too used to TV series...
A lázadás hangjai (2014)
language
English
series
4.06 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: No real resolution here. :p still, it was fast paced and fairly fun.
review 2: One of the best books in the 'Old Man's War' series. My favorite after the first book.
Die letzte Einheit, Episode 3: - Wir brauchen nur die Köpfe (2013)
language
English
4.06 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: In this installment, Scalzi is loosening up and getting comfortable with the medium, which means there are interesting plot developments. The two previous installments are tied together and matters are sent barreling down a greased track of eventual chaos.The other nice part is t...
The Dog King (2013)
language
English
4.12 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: A perfect little short story, funny, that fits into the arc. If I thought for a second that diplomacy were anything like Scalzi writes it, I'd be be kicking myself for never having joined the foreign service. He skips over the tedious bits in favor of the clever solution to thorn...
The Human Division #7: The Dog King (2013)
language
English
4.12 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: I look forward to Tuesdays when the next installment of The Human Division is released. This week, we have The Dog King, an entertaining and quirky story about the rescue of an ambassador's dog who has an unfortunate encounter with a carnivorous plant requiring our protagonist t...
Die letzte Einheit, Episode 7: - Der Hundekönig (2013)
language
English
4.12 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: **** Special note to this one: the whole idea behind this story is really good and I found this book particularly funny in the series ****This is a review for the series of the Human Division. I have read all the 13 books in a row, this was my first time reading John Scalzi.I was...
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