Fuzzy Nation

{4.5/5} “He paused at the cabin door and pointed to Baby Fuzzy, who now appeared to be dozing lightly. ‘If that is a person, then this becomes a Class Three-a planet — a planet with native sapient life — and Zara Corp’s E and E charter is suspended… No more mining, no more drilling, no more harvesting.'”

Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi, published in 2011

Jack Holloway is doing some excavating on Zara XXIII when he finds some priceless sunstones. He cleverly renegotiates his contract to get a higher percentage of the profits. When he returns home he finds a large cat-like creature in his house. He thinks they might make good pets, but they’re smarter than he realizes.

This is a reboot of Little Fuzzy by H. Beam Piper, which I haven’t read.

It’s funny and clever, a bit reminiscent of an Isaac Asimov novel.

I liked it a lot.

I’ve read 10 books by Scalzi, and I will probably read all the ones he writes. I previously reviewed Lock In.

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