Announcing New Paperback Editions of John Scalzi’s The Android’s Dream, Fuzzy Nation, and Agent to the Stars

We are excited to share all-new covers for new trade paperback editions (including new introductions in each) of some of New York Times bestselling and Hugo-Award-winning John Scalzi’s most entertaining novels! All three additions will be published by Tor Books on May 28, 2019.

 

The Android’s Dream is John Scalzi wild-and-woolly caper novel of interstellar diplomacy.

A human diplomat creates an interstellar incident when he kills an alien diplomat in a most unusual way. To avoid war, Earth’s government must find an equally unusual object: a type of sheep used in the alien race’s coronation ceremony.

To find the sheep, the government turns to Harry Creek, ex-cop, war hero, and hacker extraordinaire, who, with the help of a childhood friend turned artificial intelligence, scours the earth for the rare creature.

Others have plans for the sheep as well. The military. Adherents of a secret religion based on the writings of a twenty-first century SF author. And alien races eager to start a revolution on their home world and a war on Earth.

To keep our planet from being enslaved, Harry will have to pull off a grand diplomatic coup. There’s only one chance to get it right, to save the life of the sheep—and to protect the future of humanity.


 

Fuzzy Nation is Scalzi’s extraordinary retelling of H. Beam Piper’s SF classic Little Fuzzy.

ZaraCorp holds the right to extract unlimited resources from the verdant planet Zarathustra—as long as the planet is certifiably free of native sentients. So when an outback prospector discovers a species of small, appealing bipeds who might well turn out to be intelligent, language-using beings, it’s a race to stop the corporation from “eliminating the problem,” which is to say, eliminating the Fuzzies—wide-eyed and ridiculously cute small, furry creatures—who are as much people as we are.


 

Agent to the Stars is a gleeful mash-up of science fiction and Hollywood satire.

The space-faring Yherajk have come to Earth to meet us and to begin humanity’s first interstellar friendship. There’s just one problem: they’re hideously ugly and smell like rotting fish.

So earning humanity’s trust is a challenge. The Yherajk need someone who can help them close the deal.

Enter Thomas Stein, who knows something about closing deals. He’s one of Hollywood’s hottest young agents. Though Stein may have just concluded the biggest deal of his career, it’s quite another thing to negotiate for an entire alien race. To earn his percentage this time, he’s going to need all the smarts, skills, and wits he can muster.


 

JOHN SCALZI is one of the most popular SF authors to emerge in the last decade. His debut Old Man’s War won him the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. His New York Times bestsellers include The Last Colony, Fuzzy Nation, and Redshirts (which won the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novel). Material from his blog, Whatever, has also earned him two other Hugo Awards. Scalzi also serves as critic-at-large for the Los Angeles Times. He lives in Ohio with his wife and daughter.

Photo: Athena Scalzi

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