I've been a huge fan of the Fuzzy books by H Beam Piper since the 1980s, and have read and re-read all of the books (his and others' work) several times. I was not sure about this re-imagining, though I generally like Scalzi's work, and it took me a while to finish listening. The courtroom appearance of 'Papa Fuzzy' is amazing, and Wil Wheaton really does it well. I promptly zipped over to Amazon and bought the ebook to read the story all over again.
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Another fun read by John Scalzi, Fuzzy Nation is Sci-fi but a bit different than his other work. It takes place on a new planet in deep space but that’s about where the similarities end. Instead of battling alien life forms the main character ends up battling other humans on behalf of aliens. The interaction between Jack and the Fuzzies and his fellow man make this a fun book. A must read for any sci-fi loving lawyers out there!
Will Wheaton does a great job with this narration. I think we need a law that requires him to do all narration for sci-fi books.
Another great team-up by Scalzi and Wheaton! The re-imagining by Scalzi is highly entertaining, and Wheaton's Reading is fantastic - as always.
Jack and Mark
I laughed many times, and snickered a lot.
I put off reading this book for a while because of all the reviews that comment on the "he said, she said" quality in the narration. It was annoying, but I got used to it, and the story line was good enough to make up for it. It's really the only reason that I didn't gve it 5 stars.
I would still recommend this book. The main character has the sassy-sarcastic whit that seems common to Scalzi stories, and the events made for a good story.
I really enjoy Wil Wheaton as a narrator as well.
made in america
the whole story was entertaining and granted very serious, it was a lot of fun
the theme is so profound,and important to really want to scream out and be heard
It is happening every day and not just to sentient beings, but to the rain forests, the oceans, the waterways, the sky, the earth and all its inhabitants.
A engaging story with a profound message!
will weaton was terrific, the story teller is so critical in getting us motivated to listen and he was great
I think John Scalzi writes the best dialog and this book doesn't disappoint. The finale chapter was just fantastic.
The last couple chapters - in the courtroom.
Don't piss off an ass hole.
If you liked this book - you should read Agent to the Stars
Characters that are not all good or all bad and the story flows well. Iike the mix of humor and seriousness
When all the Fuzzy's appeared
I rarely rate anything with 5 stars. I'm a harsh judge and enjoy tearing apart movies and shows for the joy and intellectual exercise. Because of this, I wanted to jump on and review this book before I had a chance to see flaws.
It isn't absolutely perfect, but the combination of the original story, what John Scalzi did with it, and Wil Wheaton's performance made this one of my favorite stories ever. I nearly cried at the end. It is always enjoyable when a book can elicit such a response from someone. The power of the telling and story were... well, wow.
Thank you to the creatives and production team for making a great experience.
Piper's _Little Fuzzy_ is a beloved SF classic that retains much of its appeal, but was already quite dated due to changes in technology and society when I read it as a teenager in the mid-1970s. Author John Scalzi rewrote the classic for the 21st century, adding his own sensibilities, then shared his work with the Piper estate, which gave Scalzi permission to publish his version. Although it feels disloyal to say so: _Fuzzy Nation_ is better than _Little Fuzzy_.
Although there are some great moments in the book, my favorite is just a trivial incident: the Fuzzies watch a certain movie that features aliens that look very much like them. (Take THAT, George Lucas!)
Wil Wheaton does a superb job on the narration; character voices are distinct, but not overly exaggerated--the narration never gets in the way of the story. I'll enjoy listening to this book again.