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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I was rather worried that it would be to 3. Mainly because Scalzi simply does not know how to write a teenage girl. I appreciate that he admits in the acknowledgements that Zoe as a character is bound to not work in some places. You know, the one where they sell Johhn Cqopperfield silent q by Darles Chickens.

Zoe’s Tale

The book takes place in parallel time to the events of The Last Colonywhich presents its own set of challenges. Zoe’s Tale [Sept ] 26 20 Oct 04, scapzi Zoe is the year-old daughter of the traitorous scientist Charles Boutin. There’s little cultural differences to be seen or explored through the ten different groups of colonial people. On a side note, you might enjoy the plug-in WP-footnotes.


Reading Zoe’s doomed relationship with her fling was grueling and boring as hell.

SF : Zoe’s Tale / John Scalzi ★★★½

How about the fact that she’s subjectively older johhn her adoptive mother! My issue with the book is that it is “only” a companion novel to the last book in the series.

She never resents Jane’s part in killing her father. But the good news is that having this dictum did keep the repeats down zie a bare minimum. Retrieved from ” https: Die-hard members of team Zoe. Thank you for maintaining contact with your fans and being so accessible. There is little entertainment to be found in this teenage angst-heavy story if only because these people don’t feel like teenagers stuck on a 20th century-ish tech seed colony.

Zoe’s Tale

And I was a teenage girl once. As I had a similar meta experience with his book Red Shirts I think I johh now say that Scalzi is an author I really like, when he is “just” writing books, but an author I can’t really get behind when he tries out his writing experiments.

And there you have it. The Consu sccalzi to give her technology that will save Roanoke from Conclave, zod, or Colonial Union attack if she will knowingly set one hundred Obin against one hundred Consu criminals for the prize. As I said, it was a tough one to write, and really did require focus. Redone from Zoe’s point of view with more detail and clarification on two topics: Jun 25, Mayim de Vries rated it did not like it.


Jul 31, Mark rated it it was ok Shelves: The Lost Colony lived up to your consisently high level of writing acumen. David Weber would make that scene last a third of the book. How much could the perspective of a teenage girl interest me, after all, especially when channeled through a male writer?

Dec 26, Dan Schwent rated it really liked it Shelves: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Thanks for taking the time to share all that. The Obin worshiped him, but he was killed for being a traitor to humankind and wanting to overthrow the Colonial Union. Books by John Scalzi. And you know what? It clarifies plotpoints from the Jihn Last Colony, but I’m not sure if I needed a whole book for The book is really difficult to rate, so let me explain quickly why it is only a 2 for me.

After a few pages, I was sold and completely engrossed in this character’s percepti 4.

Scalzi’s first book that made me cry. Enjoy your gaming fun. One key to this was letting women I trust read some of what I was writing; the first few attempts came back with general thumbs down, so I kept hacking away at it.

Aug 04, Lyn rated it really liked it.

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