More Reasons Why You Should Be Reading The Human Division

I don’t typically recommend judging a series by its pilot episode.  It’s made when the writers and producers are still trying to figure out what the show’s going to be, where it’s going to go.  So, much of what we may come to love about the series, should it get that far, is yet unformed in that first episode.

But the first episode in John Scalzi‘s serial The Human Division was so good that I felt pretty confident in recommending it.  “The B-Team” was a fantastic opening, and promised another classic from the creator of Old Man’s War and Redshirts.

And it’s only gotten better…

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The E-Book As Appointment TV: John Scalzi’s The Human Division

One of the highlights of my year in geek culture was finally discovering John Scalzi.  Of course, it was through his brilliant novel Redshirts, which is about precisely what you’d think, until it inverts and subverts itself in ways I can’t begin to reveal here.  Just trust me on this, if you’re a sci-fi geek and you haven’t read it yet, you really should.

And if (like me), the experience of Redshirts inspires you to try more of his work, you should check out his newest project.  It might be the best midseason replacement you’re not watching.

Granted, that’s only because it’s not actually on TV.  But still.
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