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Jack Holloway works alone, for reasons he doesn't care to talk about. Hundreds of miles from ZaraCorp's headquarters on planet, 178 light-years from the corporation's headquarters on Earth, Jack is content as an independent contractor, prospecting and surveying at his own pace. As for his past, that's not up for discussion.

Then, in the wake of an accidental cliff collapse, Jack discovers a seam of unimaginably valuable jewels, to which he manages to lay legal claim just as ZaraCorp is cancelling their contract with him for his part in causing the collapse. Briefly in the catbird seat, legally speaking, Jack pressures ZaraCorp into recognizing his claim, and cuts them in as partners to help extract the wealth.

But there's another wrinkle to ZaraCorp's relationship with the planet Zarathustra. Their entire legal right to exploit the verdant Earth-like planet, the basis of the wealth they derive from extracting its resources, is based on being able to certify to the authorities on Earth that Zarathustra is home to no sentient species.

Then a small furry biped—trusting, appealing, and ridiculously cute—shows up at Jack's outback home. Followed by its family. As it dawns on Jack that despite their stature, these are people, he begins to suspect that ZaraCorp's claim to a planet's worth of wealth is very flimsy indeed…and that ZaraCorp may stop at nothing to eliminate the "fuzzys" before their existence becomes more widely known.

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Fuzzy Nation
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4.2 / 5
Fantastic!
March 24th, 2015
Great read from cover to cover. Scalzi always leaves you wondering until the end. One of his best...
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Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi
September 13th, 2014
I loved the book "Little Fuzzy"when I was younger, as a matter of fact I still have it. It took me all day to read this(I'm home after having surgery) and I enjoyed this just as much as I did then. I had always wished that a series about the "Fuzzy's" had been written but H. Beam Piper never got the chance. His untimely death was such a loss to us all. Clearly he could have much, much more and it would have been great. Your book shows the same so maybe you could carry on the "Fuzzy Saga"if you are interested. I know I would be the first to buy it. Thanks for reintroducing me to the "Fuzzy's".
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Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi
September 13th, 2014
I loved the book "Little Fuzzy"when I was younger, as a matter of fact I still have it. It took me all day to read this(I'm home after having surgery) and I enjoyed this just as much as I did then. I had always wished that a series about the "Fuzzy's" had been written but H. Beam Piper never got the chance. His untimely death was such a loss to us all. Clearly he could have much, much more and it would have been great. Your book shows the same so maybe you could carry on the "Fuzzy Saga"if you are interested. I know I would be the first to buy it. Thanks for reintroducing me to the "Fuzzy's".
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3 reviews
Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi
September 13th, 2014
I loved the book "Little Fuzzy"when I was younger, as a matter of fact I still have it. It took me all day to read this(I'm home after having surgery) and I enjoyed this just as much as I did then. I had always wished that a series about the "Fuzzy's" had been written but H. Beam Piper never got the chance. His untimely death was such a loss to us all. Clearly he could have much, much more and it would have been great. Your book shows the same so maybe you could carry on the "Fuzzy Saga"if you are interested. I know I would be the first to buy it. Thanks for reintroducing me to the "Fuzzy's".
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Strip mining a planet
September 2nd, 2014
Fuzzy Nation is about an ex lawyer turned mining prospector, who discovers a new alien species called Fuzzy's. The Fuzzy planet is being stripped of natural resources by a corrupt corporation. The book delves into the themes of corporate imperialism and ethics. It also examines the role of personal responsibility in the face of corruption. I highly recommend this book because it was entertaining from start to finish. Part science fiction and courtroom drama.
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Imaginative
August 14th, 2013
This is a fun romp through an old classic. Scalzi is much lighter than Piper was. Worth reading if you have a dog.
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Rewrite?
July 22nd, 2013
Sounds amazingly like a book by H Beam Piper, "Little Fuzzy". Is it all resolved by the navy discovering that the fuzzies speam in very high pitched voices?
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Wow
April 15th, 2013
Could not put it down! What a fun and exciting read
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A good retelling of a classic story.
February 5th, 2013
I read it in one day, despite having work I should have been doing.
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