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The Human Division #5: Tales from the Clarke

Book 5, Human Division Series

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The fifth episode of The Human Division, John Scalzi's new thirteen-episode novel in the world of his bestselling Old Man's War. Beginning on January 15, 2013, a new episode of The Human Division will appear in e-book form every Tuesday.

Captain Sophia Coloma of the Clarke has a simple task: Ferry around representatives from Earth in an aging spaceship that the Colonial Union hopes to sell to them. But nothing is as simple as it seems, and Coloma discovers the ship she’s showing off holds suprises of its own...and it’s not the only one with secrets.

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Publishers Weekly Review

Mar 11, 2013 – Scalzi’s hectically paced and philosophical continuation of the Old Man’s War series is an invigorating and morally complex interstellar thriller with heart. The human Colonial Union has lost the trust of neighboring worlds due to allegations that it’s been delaying Earth’s technological development so it can “farm” Earth for colonists and soldiers. When the Polk, a Union ambassadorial starship, is obliterated while on a secret diplomatic mission with the alien Utche, the Union sends in a “B-team”—rebellious and unorthodox Lt. Harry Wilson, meek diplomatic assistant Hart Schmidt, and aggressive ambassador Abumwe—to seal negotiations and discover who (or what) destroyed the Polk. Scalzi injects the thrilling wonder of escapist science fiction with the painful despair of human betrayal and selfishness, focusing as much on conflicts of the heart as on warring alien civilizations. First released as digital serial installments, the book’s chapters reverberate with cliffhanger suspense, building and resolving a central conflict while building on more complex story arcs. Deeply realized characters and stinging webs of political and social deceit lend mystery and emotionally harsh realism to a thrilling setting of deep space and distant worlds.

Customer Reviews


I am very familiar with serialized books. John Saul, Stephen King.
This is right up there with them and I only have to wait a week instead of a month. Keep up the good work. I love this one!

Geometric or Exponential

In most cases a positive geometric rate of increase would be more threatening than a logarithmic rate of increase. I'm guessing you meant to mention the two as something less threatening and more threatening, which would call for the inverse of a logarithmic increase, an exponential rate. TERRIFYING!!!

The Human Division #5: Tales from the Clarke
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  • Category: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Published: Feb 12, 2013
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Seller: Macmillan / Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
  • Print Length: 250 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 5, Human Division Series
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