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.
Publishers Weekly Review
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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.
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- Category: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
- Published: Feb 26, 2013
- Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
- Seller: Macmillan / Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
- Print Length: 250 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 7, Human Division Series