Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Human Division: By John Scalzi



The people of Earth now know that the human Colonial Union has kept them ignorant of the dangerous universe around them. For generations the CU had defended humanity against hostile aliens, deliberately keeping Earth an ignorant backwater and a source of military recruits. Now the CU’s secrets are known to all. Other alien races have come on the scene and formed a new alliance—an alliance against the Colonial Union. And they’ve invited the people of Earth to join them. For a shaken and betrayed Earth, the choice isn't obvious or easy.

Against such possibilities, managing the survival of the Colonial Union won’t be easy, either. It will take diplomatic finesse, political cunning…and a brilliant “B Team,” centered on the resourceful Lieutenant Harry Wilson, that can be deployed to deal with the unpredictable and unexpected things the universe throws at you when you’re struggling to preserve the unity of the human race.


I listened to the Human Division and absolutely loved it.

Not only does Scalzi write each individual segment of this book like an old radio serial, keeping each segment filled with nonstop action that seem to conclude at the end of the chapter, but Scalzi also builds each of these segments off each other into something even greater. Scalzi takes each of these adventures and combines them into a great overarching story arc.

Fans of Scalzi’s Old Man War universe will love this book as it takes place after the events of The Last Colony, but at the same time new readers of this universe should have no problem diving right in and enjoying every moment of The Human Division.

The Human Division is filled with enjoyable characters. I especially loved Hart Schmidt and Harry Wilson, who treat readers to humorous banter, sarcasm, and strong leadership.

All in all The Human Division is a great book. I can’t wait for the next in the series to see what Scalzi has in store for these characters. And if you happen to listen to the audio book then know that William Dufris does an absolutely amazing job narrating.


Publisher: Tor

Published: May 14, 2013

Price: $25.99

Link to Buy: http://www.amazon.com/The-Human-Division-John-Scalzi/dp/0765333511/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1371616897&sr=8-1&keywords=the+human+division

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