The Human Division #4: A Voice in the Wilderness

The Human Division #4: A Voice in the Wilderness

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by John Scalzi
     
 

The fourth episode of The Human Division, John Scalzi's new thirteen-episode novel in the world of his bestselling Old Man's War. Beginning on January 15, 2013, a new episode of The Human Division will appear in e-book form every Tuesday.

Albert Birnbaum was once one of the biggest political talk show hosts around, but these days he's

Overview

The fourth episode of The Human Division, John Scalzi's new thirteen-episode novel in the world of his bestselling Old Man's War. Beginning on January 15, 2013, a new episode of The Human Division will appear in e-book form every Tuesday.

Albert Birnbaum was once one of the biggest political talk show hosts around, but these days he's watching his career enter a death spiral. A stranger offers a solution to his woes, promising to put him back on top. It's everything Birnbaum wants, but is there a catch? And does Birnbaum actually care if there is?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781466830547
Publisher:
Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date:
02/05/2013
Series:
Human Division Series , #4
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
36
Sales rank:
104,185
File size:
436 KB

Meet the Author

JOHN SCALZI is the author of several SF novels including the bestselling Old Man's War sequence, comprising Old Man's War, The Ghost Brigades, and the New York Times bestselling The Last Colony. 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 Whatever. His latest novel, Fuzzy Nation, hit the New York Times bestseller list in its first week on sale. He lives in Ohio with his wife and daughter.


John Scalzi won the 2006 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novel for Redshirts, and his debut novel Old Man’s War was a finalist for Hugo Award as well. His other books include The Ghost Brigades, The Android’s Dream, The Last Colony and The Human Division. He has won the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award for science-fiction, the Seiun, The Kurd Lasswitz and the Geffen awards. His weblog, The Whatever, is one of the most widely-read web sites in modern SF. Born and raised in California, Scalzi studied at the University of Chicago. He lives in southern Ohio with his wife and daughter.

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The Human Division #4: A Voice in the Wilderness 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
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Skylinesend More than 1 year ago
The host of a political talk show is approached by someone to talk up a certain point of view, with the promise of increased ratings.
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Yes u can
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capiam1234 More than 1 year ago
The fourth installment brings us to Albert Birnbaum, a radio talk show host spiraling downward in his career. He's offered a chance to resurect that and more but at what cost? This brings the recent stories to light by showing the antagonist's role in things and how they can manipulate those to their needs. I really enjoyed this one despite it being another quick read (35 minutes). I have yet to read anything in the Old Man's War despite these short chapters within the Human Division. I'm getting familiar with things as they go and it has me glued to each new installment. I actually can't wait for this to conclude so I can start reading all the other parts, but until then I'll steer the pace and keep waiting each Tuesday for more.
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I love the old man's war universe, but this episode felt like a subtle jab to those who happen to like consevative talk radio. I really hoped to find out what happened to Harry.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She says,"i need an appoitment."~Grace
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story could have been told without the crude language. I get the typical "reality" argument, but there is also the fact that a writer, with a little more work, can portray a character in the same way without turning off his readers. I really enjoyed the other episodes and hope the ones to come aren't this crude.