After the Coup [NOOK Book]

Overview

In a universe of harsh interstellar conflict, the practice of interspecies diplomacy—when possible—is important. So being a Colonial Union officer attached to an interplanetary diplomatic mission sometimes means taking a fall. Literally.

John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War was one of the most popular SF debut novels of the last decade; its sequels are The Ghost Brigades, The Last Colony,and Zoe’s Tale. Other novels include The Android’s Dream and Agent to the Stars. His collection of ...

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Overview

In a universe of harsh interstellar conflict, the practice of interspecies diplomacy—when possible—is important. So being a Colonial Union officer attached to an interplanetary diplomatic mission sometimes means taking a fall. Literally.

John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War was one of the most popular SF debut novels of the last decade; its sequels are The Ghost Brigades, The Last Colony,and Zoe’s Tale. Other novels include The Android’s Dream and Agent to the Stars. His collection of material from his weblog The Whatever, Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded, won the Hugo Award in 2009. He won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2006, and was elected President of the Science Fiction Writers of America in 2010.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429952125
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Publication date: 7/20/2010
  • Series: A Tor.Com Original
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: A Tor.com Original
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 85,222
  • File size: 185 KB

Meet the Author

John Scalzi

JOHN SCALZI won the 2006 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and his debut novel Old Man’s War was a finalist for the Hugo Award.  His other novels include The Ghost Brigades, The Last Colony, The Android’s Dream, and Zoe’s Tale. His popular weblog is at scalzi.com/whatever; a collection of essays from it, Your Hate Mail Will be Graded, won the 2009 Hugo Award for Best Nonfiction Book. In the same year, the audio version of METAtropolis was a finalist for the Hugo for Best Dramatic Presentation. John Scalzi lives in southern Ohio with his wife and daughter.
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  • Posted July 30, 2010

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    Fun Short SciFi Story

    "After the Coup" is a short story set in the same world as John Scalzi's "Old Man's War", and its' sequels "Ghost Brigade", "Last Colony" and "Zoe's Tale". While the focus is on one of Scalzi's minor characters from the first two books, this is really just a fun snippet of interplanetary diplomatic relations resolved by good old-fashioned alien vs. human hand-to-hand combat.

    Scalzi always writes amazing character dialogue and fully half of this 20-page story is a simple discussion. In the conversation, Scalzi's able to subtly but clearly set exposition, motivation and the structure for the story itself. And he does it with his usual humor, which typically draws out a couple of laugh-out-louds.

    The battle scene is creative, sharply written, and comes to a satisfactory conclusion.

    I highly recommend this book. And what's to stop you? It's only a dollar.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 28, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Old Man's War Short

    This is a short story (about 50 off pages) of the main character from the Old Man's War series. Best for those who are familiar with the characters and events of this series, but could stand on its own as well. This short follows Harry as he is asked by the CF to fight in a tournament style one-on-one with an alien race for political gains. Worth the buck for a quick read if you are into the Old Man's series as much as I am.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2013

    highly recommended

    If you are a science fiction fan, you would like this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2012

    For a short story...

    For a short story, that was actually very well written. Normally short books like this 64 page story are not as good and dont tell a proper story. This one however went against the grain and did.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 13, 2011

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    Worth a buck

    I was glad to get back into the "Old Man" universe, even for just a few pages. Makes me want more.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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