Fuzzy Nation – Der Wilde Planet / Meet the Author: John Scalzi
Ort: d.a.i. Tübingen
Preis: Eintritt 5 €, ermäßigt 3 €, d.a.i.-Mitglieder frei.
Datum: Mi, 19.10.2011 20:15
Reading by John Scalzi, Bradford, OH.
Scalzi updates the plot of H. Beam Piper's classic Little Fuzzy with new events while retaining the prescient focus on ecological concerns.
Jack Holloway works alone on planet Zarathustra. He is happy with his work as an independent contractor for ZaraCorp, prospecting and surveying at his own pace. Then, in the wake of an accidental cliff collapse, Jack discovers unimaginably valuable jewels. Due to ZaraCorp’s the earth-like planet is not home to any sentient species. Therefore, ZaraCorp is able to exploit Zarathurstra without any consequences of the authorities of the Earth. When a small furry two legged creature and his family show up at Jack's outback home, Jack begins to believe that despite their looks, these are people. He suspects that ZaraCorp’s claims to a planet's worth of wealth is very vague indeed...and that ZaraCorp may stop at nothing to eliminate the "fuzzys" before their existence becomes more widely known.
John Scalzi, also the author of Old Man's War (Krieg der Klone), touches some of the most disturbing questions of living in today´s world and challenges traditional morals and points of view.
Boris Rosenberg, Schauspieler, wird Passagen aus dem Buch auf Deutsch vortragen.
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John Scalzi also works and writes as a blogger on www.whatever.scalzi.com.