Out on 04 August 2022

The Android's Dream

John Scalzi

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04 August 2022
9781529087499
400 pages

Synopsis

From New York Times bestseller and Hugo Award-winner John Scalzi, The Android’s Dream is a wild-and-woolly caper novel of interstellar diplomacy.

The Android’s Dream is just the right gene-splicing of fast action and furious comedy SF has been needing for ages’ – SFF180

When a human kills an alien during diplomatic negotiations, the fall-out is astronomical. To prevent interstellar war, humanity must deliver an extremely rare sheep for the aliens’ coronation ceremony – or face enslavement. So Earth’s government turns to Harry Creek: ex-cop, war hero and hacker extraordinaire.

It should be a straightforward mission, but there are others who covet the priceless animal. Ruthless mercenaries, a religious cult, and alien races eager to spark revolution. Harry’s mission will take him across the galaxy, as he tries to pull off the grand diplomatic coup of the century. There’ll only be one chance to save the life of the sheep – and ensure the future of humanity.

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

With plenty of alien gore to satisfy fans of military SF and inventive jabs at pretend patriotism and self-serving civil service, Scalzi delivers an effervescent but intelligent romp

The Android’s Dream is just the right gene-splicing of fast action and furious comedy SF has been needing for ages

Equal parts crime story, diplomatic drama, political intrigue and science fiction adventure . . . This is one of those books that makes science fiction fun