Fuzzy Nation Starred Review in Publishers Weekly
Posted on March 21, 2011 Posted by John Scalzi 39 Comments
The first media review of Fuzzy Nation is in from Publishers Weekly, and it’s got a star and everything. Click through that link for the whole review (PW deserves your eyeballs), but here’s what I’m pretty sure will be the eventual pull-quote (whole or in parts) for the later editions:
A perfectly executed plot clicks its way to a stunning courtroom showdown in a cathartic finish that will thrill Fuzzy fans old and new.
I’ll take that. Yes I will.
Hey, spring is turning out all right so far!
How is your day?
It’s snowing. I blame you, Scalzi. And your awesome books.
Awesome. I love perfect books!
Whoop! That is great, John.
Shortly after reading this post:
“Hey, a review? That must mean the book is available!”
*Checks release date on Amazon.com*
“Wait, May 10?!?”
You’re an evil man, Scalzi. In a good way, but still….
Still waiting. Am I missing any posts where you agonized over whether a given manuscript of yours would be picked up or not? I need company in my pain.
Since you asked… pretty darn good. Thanks John!
I’m glad Fuzzy Nation is doing so well. Spring has started here, but it’s snowing. How beautiful. It’s also my 14th wedding anniversary, so I would say things are going well. Have a wonderful day John!
Wonderful news! I can’t wait to read it!
My day? Thanks for asking! After a long weekend visiting family and getting home late I’m a…little fuzzy. (smirks and gets back to work)
Congrats on the fantastic review. That’s a good way to start the day.
Excellent review. Congratz!
I am looking forward to buying one and having it signed when you arrive in Salt Lake City.
Congrats! You must be very pleased! And meanwhile, in Edmonton, not a hint of spring on the horizon today. Flurries, slightly below 0C, snow everywhere.
Eeek! Courtroom drama…? I do not know anything about the original source material but “courtroom showdown” would have been my last guess as to what type of book this is.
Congrats, Mr. Scalzi, that’s a very nice review there. So when’s the audiobook coming… :)
Congratulations. I will have to get Fuzzy. Get it? Get Fuzzy? Get i- hello? Hello?
YoYo@12: The original also ends with a courtroom showdown.
Congratulations! Is this your first PW starred review?
Congratulations also to blainesgirl, on your 14th wedding anniversary. Hubby and I celebrated our sixth on Mar 12.
Well done, you!
I used to work for a printing company. It was an entry level job, but one of the few perks was access to the company subscription to Publisher’s Weekly. I haven’t read too many since I left, but I’m sure they are at my local library.
I just pre-ordered Fuzzy Nation for my Kindle. I figure this is the fastest way I could get a copy.. ( watches clock) .
Also: is not snowing here. Instead is fluffy rain.
That is all.
First good review of many I’m sure.
I enjoyed Little Fuzzy thanks to Mr. Scalzi, and now I’m really looking forward to Fuzzy Nation.
#19 – welcome to the internet…. http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/reviews/fiction.html?page=6
no need for the library.
pardon my ignorance – is 1 star good?
In this case, yes, it’s good. When PW gives a star to a book, it’s signaling that it’s one of the standout books of the week.
well then extra gongrats on the star as well as for great review (I’ve already pre-orderd from amazon – for some reason I cannot do pre-orders on my sony reader portal – are you listening Sony? you just lost $15)
John, if one were to get the original Piper book and your book, is there an order you’d recommend to read them?
I noticed this in the PW review: “…changes the hero from a grandfatherly miner to a handsome hunk…”
Heinlein used to write himself into every book, too. .
I don’t think it matters, although Piper’s book is already available, which makes it easy to read it first.
Congrats, John, I wish you well and hope that I can buy the book before my library gets a copy. It they get it before I get some cash, I will save up and buy The God Engines . Keep writing & inspiring.
When they make the movie, can we have Josh Holloway play Jack Holloway?
Spring? What spring? Mother nature decided that it would be just a little bit funny to dump 15cm (that’s over a foot!) of snow on my corner of the world…
“although Piper’s book is already available,”
And for only $0.99 on the nook, no less. In three different editions! Done and done.
I know I’m way the hell early – but do the prospects of an audiobook version look like, John? I’m snorting Audible like an 80’s movie star . .
Congratulations John! I also read the Piper book because of interest in your re-boot. I enjoyed all the drinking and smoking. It sure took me back to earlier times! I think they spent the whole book in a drunken smoky haze. ha ha! I look forward to your take on the story.
#33 – It is FREE on Amazon for the Kindle
also free on project gutenberg
Very cool news. Congrats!
@#25: “When PW gives a star to a book, it’s signaling that it’s one of the standout books of the week.”
So much for disintermediation.
Yes, there can be value added in a hierarchy of editorial opinions by People With a Clue.
As to the misunderstandings about Nabakov, in a recent thread, a writer’s writer’s writer, you might ask Dr Mary Turzillo. Nabakov was one of her 3 PhD dissertation examples, in depth, on Unreliable Narrators.
The misunderstadning comes, perhaps, from someone who took Humbert Humbert at his word.