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Overall it’s a solid book but lacking in a few spots.

Events that occur are seen through the eyes of Zoe, and she really doesn’t care how the armada was destroyed. I liked getting to know Zoe in this novel, but I found the lack of new plot to be disappointing. It was actually nice to be reminded what was “previously on” in Old man’s ecalzi series before continuing on.

As a separate entry to the story, it does not measure up.

Thoughts on Zoe’s Tale

So, John, whatcha gonna be playing for these next few days? Once again, Scalzi has me wrapped around his little finger. It follows book 3 pretty well but get a little bit more detail on the werewolves as well as more closure on Enzo and other characters.

Happily, I thoroughly enjoyed it, and it may have revitalized the series for me. Worst of the series so far Post was not sent csalzi check your email addresses! Its basically exactly the same story minus most the interesting bits told by a teenage girl. Why is this piece of writing fiction while that one is called literature? Too bad it takes up a huge portion of the book.

Hickory and Dickory also supply joun background information about one of the alien races that I hope we will see more of in a future installment. Telling the same story from a different point of view allows him to expand on bits that received less attention in The Last Colonybut it joohn allowed him to tell more about the regular lives of the colonists, and how they manage to amuse themselves. Johh of us have day jobs. Redone from Zoe’s point of view with more detail and clarification on two topics: Everything that happened, bringing us to Earth, and Earth out of its captivity.


At the beginning of the story, she and her family are moving to a unique colony, different from every other as it’s the first colony made up of colonists from other colonies, rather than from Earth. View all 17 comments. I love Enzo’s character, and totally forgot what happened to him until the moment Scalzi ripped out my heart. However, don’t think that just because you haven’t read “Last Colony” you can’t or shouldn’t read this one.

Other books in the series. After awhile I grew tired of just hearing about what happened throu This inter-galactic science fiction about a teenage girl who is destined to save her planetary colony from certain destruction has a promising start.

Published August 19th by Tor Books first published August Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Oh well, down the hatch. Hearing you talk about process does that for me.

Maybe the 2 last chapters can be interesting, but not nearly important. Libertarian ideals about individualism and community as well as our responsibilities to ourselves and to our society are sorted out from a strong female lead who is also coming to terms with her first kiss.

Want to Read saving…. I will continue to the Human Division but honestly just for the sake of finishing the series. Dec 07, Ivan rated it really liked it Shelves: But only for the cool kids who know the super sekrit code.

I think I managed it, and if I do have a continuity flub, I already have my excuse in place: Zoe forms the treaty between humans and another race of people called the Obin.

You know who lives and who dies, you know everything. Teens, severally and individually, should welcome their OMW book-overlords. I think “John Scalzi” is actually a teenage girl who’s too smart for her own good. Scalzi absolutely nails the teenager narration, though you’ll have to take that statement with a grain of salt seeing as how neither the author nor myself have ever been teenage girls.


Zoe’s Tale

I think there was some halfhearted attempt at meta involved here becau Well, that’s left me feeling quite whelmed to say the least.

It’s a story you know. Maybe he could have had Perry and Zoe telling these tales side-by-side within the same volume. I did enjoy a family plot sci fi though. Always nice to get a rundown of what to expect.

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The book takes place in parallel time to the events of The Last Colonywhich presents its own set of challenges. That being said, sometimes it got a bit too teenager-y, which isn’t a criticism so much as a reflection that it didn’t scalsi resonate with me being twenty-odd years old now.

Pages to import images scalsi Wikidata. I loved it, snarky teenaged heroine and all. I loved the additional scenes with General Gau and the interplay between Zoe and her friends and family. While I can understand the profanity limiter to get into a high school library I have to jhon if these people have ever wondered how teenagers talk when their are no adults around. Another thing that would help would be the wider circulation of the poster featuring Orlando Bloom holding a book with the letters READ emblazoned across the top of the poster.

The sense of humor is just so particular, so right now, just this very specific kind of tals that’s apparently preserved exactly through the centuries, as humans expand across the fabric of space. I had recently looked at the number of Heinlein-penned TV shows and had wondered if they were collected anywhere.