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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It took a lot of time and effort not to mention endless revisions and editing but the whole thing jelled around the end of last year. Both versions are resolved in a courtroom, but I did like Scalzi’s climax better, which was more meticulously plotted, and the final one-liner, delivered by a Fuzzyfuzzzy up there with Inigo Montoya’s “You killed my father.

Mary Frances — I have a similar working definition of plagiarism to you, coming from an academic context.

Rather than a moral champion like Atticus Finch, we get a Han Solo scoundrel who slowly grows into his role as savior for the rebellion against the empire Fuzzies against the corporation. John Scalzi has accomplished that rarest of achievements, not only modernizing an idea and freshening it for ufzzy new generational audience, but also making it better.

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Copyright laws are strange — I am not sure how a sci-fi novel fell out of copyright while Gone With the Wind is still protected, but there you go.

Feb 16, Dan Schwent rated it really liked it Acalzi Fuzzy NationI think, will resonate more strongly with contemporary readers. It may have said but i probably missed it.


My question is, is this a piggy-backing ripoff of your revamping groundwork that should be subject to boycott or just a ripoff of the johb domain novel that should be subject to boycott? Plus, he infuses the story with his trade-mark wit and sarcastic dialogue that keeps the story on a very even keel while allowing the sfalzi appeal of the Fuzzys to seep in on its own.

I fuzay more than halfway through my first draft when that happened. Then a small furry biped—trusting, appealing, and ridiculously cute—shows up at Jack’s outback home. But then I remembered that headache-inducing current fad for dusting off literary classics and adding zombies or mummies or werewolves to them.

Jack Holloway got you. Quotes from Fuzzy Nation. Although, for a scalxi like me I found it rather exhausting to fhzzy legal arguments in every forking chapter. When my creative writing teacher asked our class to write for our final term paper a thirty page short story, I started on mine right away. Characters like Green Lantern, Thor, and the Fantastic Four are fundamentally the same as when they were created, but have evolved in ways their creators may have never expected. But there are the rare occasions where the modern approach to a classic story manages to fit the material ideally.

And its discovery happens to coincide with Holloway’s discovery of the Fuzzies, one of whom barges into his cabin one day in a flurry of chaotic hilarity. Its entertaining and funny with adventure: They have to get money to those stockholders who have invested in them so jkhn they can make more money to exploit more resources.

Lock In Unlocked: In fact, it was one of the first books I tried as an ebook when I got my iphone, so I was aware that it was out of copyright. Holloway is a mixed bag of good and bad and evolving and Scalzi is artistically correct to reveal in Holloway flaws and the scars of prior wrongs.


Holloway finds seams of Sunstone and gets his cut of the money. The other bit of genius is that the evidence suggesting the fuzzys may be sentient is doubtful at best and this ambiguity also calls into question when and how do we decide that life is expendable and when it is not. Fuzzy Nation is a hilarious re-imaginging I feel dirty using that term and not good dirty of H. There are already two books about Fuzzies written by H.

I’ll get that off my chest right now. Beam Piper’s version or John Scalzi’s? Not only did the original science fiction authors blow my generation’s minds with their never before imagined serious and heart-rending moralistic space adventures, after them were decades of a writer explosion in extrapolated scientific imagination and snarky baby boomer humor that the ‘golden’ hohn of science fiction couldn’t match, since many boomer generation authors never had enjoyed the fzuzy soul-destroying worries of farm labor or ever been without Saturday morning cartoons on TV.

That’s because I am a girl, even though my hair be sprinkled with grey.

Heroic cats who save the Earth from a terrible weapon developed by the evil agency, R.