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The Human Division #7: The Dog King [Kindle Edition]

John Scalzi
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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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    • File Size: 445 KB
    • Print Length: 43 pages
    • Publisher: Tor Books (February 26, 2013)
    • Sold by: Macmillan
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B00AF62EWQ
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Lending: Not Enabled
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #224,674 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Works well on its own February 26, 2013
    Format:Kindle Edition
    I have to say its hard to review most of these serials because so much depends on the previous episode. This one stands on its own very well, and is funny as well. Really funny. If you haven't been reading The Human Division, you could start here and then grab the first one. And as this is the length of an average episode, you won't feel as cheated as some felt going from episode 1 to episode 2 (The first episode was double length to introduce the storyline. This caused some reviewers to get sandy cloacas over a ninety nine cent story.).

    But it's definitely one of the best of seven so far.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Just Keeps Rolling Along February 26, 2013
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    Wilson agreed to watch the ambassador's dog, Tuffy, while the negotiations with the Icheloe were winding up. It seemed simple enough.

    That's when Wilson's, and the human contingent's, troubles got worse.

    This series just keeps getting better with this oddball chapter.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Every dog has his day March 1, 2013
    By Ryan
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    When I first started this episode I didn't think I was going to enjoy it. It seemed to be too light weight and humour wasn't really connecting. But after the incident with the plant I really got into this episode and in the end, which was probably expected, it all affected their diplomatic mission in a rather unexpected fashion.

    This episode was fun, I quite enjoy the Harry episodes, but it was just missing the impact that previous episodes have had. Over halfway through the episodes now - I think Scalzi really needs to up the ante in the next episode.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Dog king January 13, 2014
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    Cute story. Demonstrates the flexible thinking of the Colonial Union. It also demonstrates what happens when governments have to deal with eccentric, but critical people.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars I like the story, December 21, 2013
    By JD
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    I like the story but I don't like having to buy it buy the chapter! Won't do it again even for Mr. Scalzi!
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Not the Old Man's War book you are looking for December 3, 2013
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    I can't help but get the feeling that Scalzi had a boat payment to make and had to get something out quick. The series is good, not great, and each "book" is *tiny*. But the original premise of the project was to crank out something like an episode a week. Based on those constraints, you are going to end up with small booklets. Sort of on the "Draw Blinky, right on this here matchbook cover" scale.

    Is it worth the extended price of $11 bucks? No, not hardly. But if you've got an "Old Man's War" itch that just has to be scratched, well then, step right up and get your fix.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars I'm liking Harry Wilson more all the time October 10, 2013
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    Quirky humor is always appreciated & all the more so when we'll done. Which without apology I must add is rare
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Dog-gone good read! October 8, 2013
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    Once again our faithful author has scored a bullseye. Using his favorite character Wilson and his trademark sense of humor, he has written a very entertaining chapter!
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars part 7
    all Of the parts are separate but flow together. Scalzi is one of the finest and brightest minds writing today!!!
    Published 20 months ago by S. Miller
    5.0 out of 5 stars Funny yet poignant.
    Without spoiling this short vignette, let me say this is a perfect companion story to the Old Man's War series. Read more
    Published 21 months ago by Aryn Toombs
    3.0 out of 5 stars Cute idea, so-so execution...
    And this was the last one of these I read. Too short, old and lame groaner of a joke as a high point in the plot... Read more
    Published 22 months ago by Kindle Customer
    1.0 out of 5 stars bad
    Too short. Put all books in this series in one volume and it would be worth three books, not all listed.
    Published 23 months ago by Gene Tornatore
    5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the effort!
    The continuation of the Galactic political machinations set in the reality in which the author set his original novel Old Man's War. Read more
    Published 23 months ago by Frank J. Rion
    5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME SCI-FI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    AWESOME SCI-FI!!!! This is a great story that gets deeper and deeper! Quasi-realistic future scenario based on the classic Sci-Fi Action story of the misinterpreted misfit hero,... Read more
    Published 24 months ago by Martin Puzick
    3.0 out of 5 stars Human Division
    Jerry K. Higgins, what do you think? Please share your opinion with others on Just OK ......Old mans war will always be the best
    Published 24 months ago by Jerry K. Higgins
    3.0 out of 5 stars On its own good book. Incomplete storie for a series. I do like the...
    On its own good book. Incomplete storie for a series. I do like the Old Mans War series. No more words.
    Published on May 1, 2013 by S1
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    More About the Author

    John Scalzi writes books, which, considering where you're reading this, makes perfect sense. He's best known for writing science fiction, including the New York Times bestseller "Redshirts," which won the Hugo Award for Best Novel. He also writes non-fiction, on subjects ranging from personal finance to astronomy to film, was the Creative Consultant for the Stargate: Universe television series. He enjoys pie, as should all right thinking people. You can get to his blog by typing the word "Whatever" into Google. No, seriously, try it.

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