Zoe’s Tale: An Old Man’s War Novel [John Scalzi] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. How do you tell your part in the biggest tale in history?. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. In the touching fourth novel set in the Old Man’s Zoe’s Tale: An Old Man’s War Novel – Kindle edition by John Scalzi. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Zoe’s Tale wouldn’t work if it weren’t for Zoë. John Scalzi insists the character is not based on his daughter. But he has poured enough paternal love into the.

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Zoe’s Tale Cover of first edition hardcover. She never resents the circumstances that robbed her of her natural family. That said, in a previous thread here on Whateversomeone made a comment that I think is worth thinking about: View all 3 comments.

At least he explains this wizardry in the acknowledgements.

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Jan 23, Erica Anderson rated it really liked it Shelves: Hickory and Dickory also supply some background information about one of the alien races that I hope we will see more of in a future scalxi. Andre Norton Award Nominee The book explains it much better, you’ll be glad to hear. This isn’t hard SF, it’s easy to read, easy to follow, nothing too complicated. While the Roanoke Colony survive with the Conclave breathing down its neck? Originally posted at FanLit: In this case most of the scripts were never produced.

Thoughts on Zoe’s Tale

The big part of this is the voice of Zoe. So, overall the read was just “okay” for me. I was rather worried that it scallzi be too YA for me. Dec 26, Dan Schwent rated it really liked it Shelves: Instead of being a pointless rehash, Zoe’s Tale ends up being an emotional tale and completely worth sclazi effort.


Telling the same story from a different point of view allows him to expand on bits that received less attention in The Last Colonybut it also allowed him to tell more about the regular lives of the colonists, and how they manage to amuse themselves.

Where The Last Colony replaced politics for The Ghost Brigades ‘s action, Zoe’s Tale is a sto This was a 3-star book until the last hundred or so pages, where it really shined and Scalzi reminded us why he’s one of the kings of modern science-fiction.

Events that occur are seen through the eyes of Zoe, and she really doesn’t care how the armada was destroyed. Just tell me you blow shit up! It is filled with the usual Scalzi humor, its prose is very accessible and Zoe is a likeable character.

We didn’t see any of that in the last book where she just leaves and then jojn with the Deus Ex Machina technology that saves the day.

I am sad to say that from volume to volume the series clearly loses its attractiveness and quality. Hearing how Zoe thinks and reacts to things is fascinating and jlhn though we may know where things are going, Scalzi still manages to keep the story suspenseful and compelling.

Har har, wink, nudge. With that being said, it feels like a different genre.

As a female teen reader, I personally feel that if people would give us more than! There are few new bits of information mostly regarding Obin but it’s basically same story but since I put some time between two books it didn’t bother me. Zoe’s telling of the events was hilarious, as funny as Abby Normal narrating Christopher Moore’s Bite Me without being so distracting. Jul 09, Kaethe rated it it was amazing Shelves: Libertarian ideals about individualism and community as well as our responsibilities to ourselves and to our society are sorted out from a strong female lead who scqlzi also coming to terms with her first kiss.


SF : Zoe’s Tale / John Scalzi ★★★½

What is worse than writing a bad book? Thank you for maintaining contact with your fans and being so accessible. Mostly these occur at the end of the story when Zoe has a major role in saving Roanoke colony.

Scqlzi to Read Currently Reading Read. I am flattered that anybody, much less the author, took note. I can still taste the soap from when I failed to self censor around my parents.

Oct 03, Andy rated it it was ok. Its basically exactly the same story minus most the interesting bits told by a teenage oze. She did not inherit her father’s sense of betrayal from the CU, even though they ended up killing him. And the endings really worked for me. It follows book 3 pretty well but get a little bit more detail on the werewolves as well as more closure on Enzo and other characters.

I also thought the book was a little stretched and then zoomed too much sfalzi the end. John Scalzi returns to his popular “Old Man’s War” universe with a parallel novel to take last entry, told from the perspective of Zoe Boutin Perry. View all 6 comments. Though she’s sdalzi self-aware and clever than any teenager I’ve ever known, I was willing to go along with it simply for the pleasure of hearing Zoe’s smart-ass voice.

This is quite a feat from the author, because Zoe could have very easily turned out into a monster. A lot of pages.