CDF Lieutenant Harry Wilson has one simple task: Watch an ambassador’s dog while the diplomat is conducting sensitive negotiations with an alien race. But you know dogs - always getting into something. And when this dog gets into something that could launch an alien civil war, Wilson has to find a way to solve the conflict, fast, or be the one in the Colonial Union’s doghouse.
"The Dog King" is a tale from John Scalzi's The Human Division, a series of self-contained but interrelated short stories set in the Old Man's War universe.
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5 stars is i love and i will read agani and again. 1 is i hate and i never want to hear about it ever again. YES = :))) - NO= :'(
I really liked this episode.
A bit different than the rest, there are several funny points here, Wilson is a good character....
And c'mon, a title that says "the dog king" is interesting in a space theme book. What is really good in this series is how everyone keeps on pointing the blame and faluts toward Wilson.
I can find a book to love in any genre -- a beautifully written classic, an interesting mystery or sci-fi, a trashy romance. Bring it!
In my opinion, this book is the only standalone story in this series since The B-Team (first episode). It is clever and humorous, yet within the realm of The Human Division sci-fi background. I would definitely recommend this for a light 58-minute listen!
I'm a big fan of SF/F/Horror, and all things in between and out.
If you've been keeping an eye on this series, but haven't been sure whether to give it a shot or not, this is the episode for you. It's under an hour long, filled with fun SF stuff, humor, dog-eating alien plants (relax, it's totally fine), and completely self-contained, and as entertaining as you'd expect from Scalzi.
I personally found it to be the right balance of ridiculous SF fun at the ideal length. For less than a dollar, it's hard to beat.
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5 stars is great.
4 stars is good.
3 stars is OK.
In this short story Scalzi doesn't have time to build his same great and scintillating character dialogue. Still worth the listen. 😱
Reminds me of the short stories/novellas written in the mystery/whodunnit/Ellery Queen magazines. You don't need a sci fi background to enjoy this "who dunnit" (sort of). This series is going from strength to strength in a gentle. no challenging way. Well written
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This short story is classic John Scalzi. Harry Wilson has one simple job to do, watch the Ambassadors dog. What could possibly go wrong? Everything of course, so Harry has to do the things no one else would think of and try to save the day or at least the dog.
Another solid episode in Scalzi's "The Human Division" ongoing series. This one was light, witty and funny, and a lot of fun. Definitely one of the most enjoyable episodes to date. Also good if you like dogs. :)
This story has a serious subject - peace in the universe- (or at least "lets have enough friends to scare off the enemies") - but the fate of a cute puppy could make or break diplomatic talks.
the real emotions and the fun elements.
I loved the narration. One man can get so many tones to make the storey seamless. I love it when one character is angry with another and I just forgot it was all being read by one person.
It takes a lot for a book to make me laugh or cry, but this one kept me interested and brought a smile once or twice.
Great series so far. I have my favourite characters but even the stories with a different focus keep me interested.
"Definitely no dog this"
O.K. its a lightweight story but such fun. The versatile and inventive Wilson is thrust into one of his most difficult positions yet - walking the ambassadors dog. Great sardonic dialogue which is brilliantly interpreted by William Dufris and worth every penny of the 79p price. Go buy and enjoy.
"Great short story"
This is a great short story, in a collection of intertwined short stories.
I will look for more title by this author.
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