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The Human Division #8: The Sound of Rebellion Kindle Edition

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  • File Size: 470 KB
  • Print Length: 29 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books (March 5, 2013)
  • Publication Date: March 5, 2013
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AF62EZS
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #253,137 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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Its really not fair that this is my first review in this series, because I love 99% of what Scalzi writes.

At first, the episodes seemed to have more depth, but the last two have simply been short, predictable chapters. With only a couple of episodes remaining, I'm not feeling as engaged with the characters as I've had in other Scalzi novels.

I just wish there was more "going on" in each episode.
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This is another excellent stand-alone story. It's a locked-room prisoner's dilemma thing, and it is worked out exceedingly well, story
-wise.

I really appreciated this story, and actually went through and read it a second time once I stopped being surprised. You should pick it up.

Read if: You like to read prisoner escape narratives. You enjoy people surviving by their wits.

Skip if: You are going to be distressed by psychological torture.

Also read: The other books in this serial.
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Walk away, just walk away. It's too late for me, I've been had but hopefully, it's not too late for you. You will be disappointed, you will want your time and money back.
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This was an action packed episode, and we finally got a good glimpse at the organisation who are trying to fracture all those human alliances.

It was the shortest episode so far, but for me it was also the most engaging episode. With only five episodes left I worry that there might not be enough time to resolve everything, but Scalzi has a proven track record of awesome and I suspect those so called "filler" stories will turn out to be far more important than people thought.
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I'm a huge fan of Mr. Scalzi and have loved the Old Man's War Universe since the first novel was published. This series, released in episode format has been amazing to read, as it returns me to one of my favorite imaginary stomping grounds, and I find that I have looked forward to the weekly release of the novel the same as I would look forward to the weekly release of a TV show that I was a big fan of. Great story, great characters, great great great! Not sure if I can pull it off, but I'm going to throw another great in here for good measure. PS: I'm not as creative as Mr. Scalzi but I do I want to give shout outs for his amazing work so expect to see this exact same review on all of the Human Division episodes that I review because a) I want everyone to know I think it's great and help promote his work and b) seriously I'm not that creative.
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I enjoyed this section of The Human Division. The reason I rated this 4 stars is because of the price, compared to length.

Basically if all of these chapters had been combined into one boot in the traditional way, it would have been a short novel, priced around $8 to $10. Instead at a dollar per chapter, the price comes out a bit higher. I can't say that I haven't enjoyed reading them, and I don't feel ripped off, but the length compared to price is a bit off.

I like what John Scalzi is doing here, but I hope if he tries this again we get a bit more bang for the buck. All that said, I don't regret the buy at all. If you're a Scalzi fan, or a fan of The Old Man's War, you should absolutely but this collection.
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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, alien menace, future weapons and deep space warfare! Everything from Nanobots to battle frigate fights to super weapons and enhanced soldiers! This series has it all!!!! Great character development and dialogue, not going to reveal anymore, cause I you have to read each installment yourself! Also not going to write individual reviews for each "episode" in the series, get real amazon! hahaha! If you like great Sci-Fi GET ON THIS!
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I guess I was expecting something more cohesive? But each story does contribute to the whole. This has to be a fairly profitable franchise for Mr. Scalzi at 99 cents per installment. So far I've paid 11.88 for 12 short stories. A couple of them took less than 30 minutes to read.

If I was a writer I think at this point I would allow it to evolve into a whole new series. Perhaps one in which young people from Earth and the colonies can enlist and have their 'birth bodies' preserved while they serve. Perhaps the stories could follow several recruits from different places and perspectives.
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