I just finished reading Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi. This is a reimagining of H. Beam Piper’s Little Fuzzy. John Scalzi brought he bit of classic sci-fi up to a modern style. The story features a prospector, Jack Holloway, and his dog who stumble upon a valuable gem deposit on a planet devoid of intelligent life. Jack also finds an animal about the size of a cat that he calls a Fuzzy. The story continues into a legal drama to determine if the Fuzzy is sentient. The story is very good and a good homage to the original. John Scalzi’s writing style allows him to have fun with the characters like Carl, the dog who likes to make things go “boom”.