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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi (7 reviews)

Hope,     15
John Scalzi
Fuzzy Nation
Tor Books    2011

             Jack Holloway is only interested in himself. Having worked on a distant planet mining minerals for years, he has learned to look out for number 1, no matter what. He is months away from his contract running out, his money is running out even faster, and he is generally not well liked.  When he makes a mistake and discovers a giant collection of valuable gems, everything changes; except for the not well liked part. He is one of the wealthiest men on the planet, much to the chagrin of ZaraCorp, the company in charge of the surveying and mining of the planet. When an adorable animal finds its way into Jack cabin, he doesn’t think too much of it; until the little creature (whom he names a ‘fuzzy’) begins to signs of extraordinary intelligence. If a creature can be proved sapient, ZaraCorp must shut down all operation instantly; losing a lot of money. Jack loses money if his gems can’t be mined, as well.  It would be better for everyone involved if the fuzzys were simply creatures; but Jack is not so sure they are. Torn between a personal fortune and the right thing to do, he begins digging a little deeper, looking for proof of the little creatures’ intelligence. His quest for the truth brings him closer and closer to danger, as ZaraCorp will stop at nothing to eliminate the threat to their payroll, whoever or whatever that may be. And when you’re one-hundred and seventy-eight light years away from earth, there are not too many places to run. This was a very enjoyable book that will be a must read for a fan of science fiction, adventure, or fast paced action, with plenty of humor and realistic human emotion thrown in.

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book

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Shaun, 13
John Scalzi
Fuzzy Nation

John makes writing alternative worlds so easy very good writing from the start. Could not get enough Fuzzy Nation. If you like fiction read this book. This book is about a guy on a planet hundreds of miles from earth but when he finds a stream of gems and the "Fuzzy's" he has to find a way to protect them. I like this book because of his determination to save a life form

Rating: 5 Q. Hard to imagine a better book.

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Cody,    17
John Scalzi
Fuzzy Nation
Tor    2011

        A disbared lawyer leaves earth to bacome a private excavator on a planet. When he hits a motherload find of valuable sunstones and a new species of fuzzy monkeys his life is suddenly turned upside down.

Rating: 5. Hard to imagine a better book.
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Ben,    17
John Scalzi
Fuzzy Nation
Tor    2011

          Fuzzy Nation is down right compelling, from the start I couldn't put it down and didn't want to. This delightful blend of Stephen King and Orson Scott Card that strings you on untill the end and doesn't disappoint once you get there.

Rating: 5. Hard to imagine a better book.



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Jason,    14
John Scalzi
Fuzzy Nation
Tom Doherty    2011

           I thought the book was good. I liked how they were going to that big tree where he lives with bunch of lizards. But it got sad at the end of the book. I think that it was a good book everyone should read it!

Rating 4. Better than most.
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Kenny,    16
John Scalzi
Fuzzy Nation
Tom doherty    2011

    Full of interesting twists and turns, making the reader hungry for more. I would recommend for advance readers. Could have been a little more interesting       

Rating: 4 Q. Better than most.
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Tyler,   18        
Fuzzy Nation
John Scalzi
Tor 2011      

Fuzzy Nation creates a compelling story of discrimination and sentience. The mystery kept me from putting it down. 

Rating: 4 Better than most

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