To avoid war, Earth's government must find a type of sheep used in an alien race's coronation ceremony. To find the sheep, the government turns to Harry Creek, ex-cop, war hero, and hacker extraordinaire, who scours the Earth looking for the rare creature. They find it, in the unknowing form of Robin Baker, pet store owner, whose genes contain ...
To avoid war, Earth's government must find a type of sheep used in an alien race's coronation ceremony. To find the sheep, the government turns to Harry Creek, ex-cop, war hero, and hacker extraordinaire, who scours the Earth looking for the rare creature. They find it, in the unknowing form of Robin Baker, pet store owner, whose genes contain traces of the sheep DNA.
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Great book totally warped! Great minds are never censored.
Apr 10, 2009
the man knows what hes doing
flash and bang. this like johns other work is what science fiction is all about. dont miss this
Mar 12, 2008
This tongue-in-cheek yarn alternately reminded me of "The Fifth Element," "Men in Black," and "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." "The Android's Dream" is a ridiculously fun joyride through inter-planetary politics, genetic shenanigans, and other assorted forms of mayhem and intrigue. I was mildly distracted by the nagging thought that someone in Hollywood has probably optioned this as a Will Smith vehicle, but that's probably because it generously fills the dynamic plot and character requirements of a sci-fi/comedy summer blockbuster. At the same time, the author never tips his hand into full blown parody, and instead dances on the edge with good humor and skillful storytelling. The resolution is cleverly executed, and manages to tie up all the strange directions in which the narrative threads were sent spinning throughout the course of the book.
Publishers Weekly, 2006-09-25 Scalzi's swashbuckling satire of interstellar diplomacy (after 2005's Old Man's War) stars Harry Creek, a low-level State Department deliverer of bad news to alien ambassadors to Earth who's also a war hero and a computer genius. When Earth faces destruction over a diplomatic faux pas with the Nidu alien race, Harry must find and deliver the Android's Dream, an electric-blue breed of sheep, to the Nidu for their coronation ceremony. Dodging Defense Department assassins and Nidu space marines, Harry and Robin Baker, a pet shop owner with sheep DNA in her genes, flee Earth and find their own way to attend the Nidu crowning. Also on the quest for the sheep are disciples of the Church of the Evolved Lamb-founded by an early 21st-century SF writer of "modest talents." 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. (Nov.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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