The Human Division #7: The Dog King
Book 7, Human Division Series
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The seventh 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.
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.
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From Publishers Weekly
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Funny and cute
This episode is fairly light-hearted with some genuinely funny moments. Anyone with a love of dogs will empathize with the plight of the titular character and Scalzi solves the problem posed in a manner unexpected but also consistent with the universe he's created.
I'm a huge fan an am enjoying the series, but this episode seems like a random diversion having little to do with the story ark. Maybe it will tie in later, but this seemed like a brain dropping. Fun and easy to read, but I was hoping these short stories would tie in together a little tighter.