The Human Division

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Macmillan, May 14, 2013 - Fiction - 431 pages
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Following the events of The Last Colony, John Scalzi tells the story of the fight to maintain the unity of the human race.

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.

Being published online from January to April 2013 as a three-month digital serial, The Human Division will appear as a full-length novel of the Old Man's War universe, plus—for the first time in print—the first tale of Lieutenant Harry Wilson, and a coda that wasn't part of the digital serialization.

 

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User Review  - fyrefly98 - LibraryThing

Summary: After the events of Zoe's Tale, Earth has largely cut ties with the Colonial Union, citing the fact that the Colonial Defense Fleet has been largely using the Earth as nothing more than a ... Read full review

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User Review  - joeydag - LibraryThing

I'm a big Scalzi fan. If someone asks me for a recommendation, he is the author I first name. This is a very epidsodic novel, a series of cliff-hangers, lots of snappy dialog, no girly-girly romance. A fun book with lots of thrills, some tragedy, and lots of plot twists. Read full review

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JOHN SCALZI is the author of several SF novels including his massively successful debut Old Man's War and the New York Times bestsellers The Last Colony, Fuzzy Nation, and Redshirts. He is a winner of science fiction's John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and he won the Hugo Award for Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded, a collection of essays from his popular blog The Whatever. He lives in Ohio with his wife and daughter.

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