w00t! Kirkus Reviews is the one handing out the star this time, and says this about the novel:
An acclaimed modern sci-fi writer adds depth and unexpected poignancy to a “reboot” of H. Beam Piper’s classic 1962 novel Little Fuzzy… In a genre flooded with bloated epics, it’s a real pleasure to read a story like this, as compactly and directly told as a punch to the stomach.
Well, then. The entire review is here. Check out the particularly amusing last line.
Also in: The review from Library Journal. The whole review is here (scroll down), but here’s the verdict:
Scalzi readers as well as Piper fans should enjoy this modern throwback to sf’s early years.
I’ll take that.
There’s also a fine review of the book at Stomping on Yeti, which reads thusly:
In Fuzzy Nation, Scalzi executes flawlessly, proving that Piper’s core concept is just as relevant today as it was fifty years ago with a pitch perfect summer sci-fi novel that both embraces and enhances the source material.
Excellent. It’s nice to have reviews starting to come in on this one.