Fuzzy Nation

John Scalzi

04 August 2022
304 pages


From New York Times bestseller and Hugo Award-winner John Scalzi, comes Fuzzy Nation, an extraordinary retelling of the SF classic Little Fuzzy.

They're small. They're fuzzy. They'll change his life.

On the planet Zarathustra, Jack Holloway is about to strike it rich. A contractor for intergalactic behemoth ZaraCorp, he’s just discovered a mining seam worth billions. It would make the corporation a fortune, and set Jack up for life. Everyone wins – then he discovers the Fuzzies.

Small, intelligent and cat-like, the Fuzzies are the cutest creatures this side of the galaxy. They’ve set up home in Jack’s cabin, and have become best friends with his dog. They’re also standing in the way of ZaraCorp’s profits. For the planet’s resources can only be exploited if it’s free of native sentients. ZaraCorp’s solution: to eliminate the Fuzzies for good. And they’ll permanently silence anyone who interferes – including Jack.

Praise for John Scalzi:

‘John Scalzi is the most entertaining, accessible writer working in SF today’ – Joe Hill

‘Scalzi is one of the slickest writers that SF has ever produced’ – Wall Street Journal

From the first paragraph to the last word, I was completely engaged . . . Scalzi’s writing is exactly what I want in a book
[Scalzi] adds depth and unexpected poignancy to a “reboot” of H. Beam Piper’s classic 1962 novel Little Fuzzy . . . it’s a real pleasure to read a story like this, as compactly and directly told as a punch to the stomach
A perfectly executed plot clicks its way to a stunning courtroom showdown in a cathartic finish that will thrill Fuzzy fans old and new