By John Scalzi
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The ultimate episode of The Human Division, John Scalzi's new thirteen-episode novel on the planet of his bestselling Old Man's War. starting on January 15, 2013, a brand new episode of The Human Division will look in publication shape each Tuesday.
At final, the Earth and the Colonial Union have started formal discussions approximately their courting within the future-a likelihood for the divisions in humanity to be repaired. The diplomats and workforce of the Clarke are to be had to aid with the method, together with Ambassador Ode Abumwe and CDF Lieutenant Harry Wilson, either one of whom have been born in the world. yet no longer every person wishes The Human department to be repaired...and they're going to visit nice size to ensure it isn't.
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Winchell was a member of a newly created party—the Unitans—a sort of valiant attempt to destroy gridlock and divisiveness. People welcomed the new party. Even I would have voted for him if it wasn’t for his creepy emphasis on Christianity, his eyes which managed to be large and beady at once, conniving and charming. He was everyman depending on who was looking at him. If you wanted a bad-ass, you got a bad-ass, if you wanted thoughtful, you got it. Of course, this was “thoughtful” to people who didn’t think—I’m not sure the man read, ever, except for his Bible.
A thread hangs down from the straight-backed chair, chair legs chipped but colored in with a brown marker if you look close enough, flowers of some kind on the windowsill, a petal falls undramatically. No nightmare, but not exactly a dream. It seems familiar. Travel through the living room slowly and silently like a tracking shot into the kitchen. It’s brighter in here, seen more daily life, less avoided. The wood tabletop of the kitchen table is slightly concave, a small TV on the countertop, kids toys on the countertop and floor, a squeak toy, maybe these are dog toys, four cereal bowls on the table.
Some said he went too far, others said he didn’t do enough. This didn’t match well with his personality. He’d always been a sensitive soul. A dark look from his wife could send him down for hours. In fact, he was a man for whom there wasn’t enough praise in the world. One insult overshadowed everything that came before it, no matter who it came from, no matter how red a neck. So what would such a man do if more than half the country hated him? Half, Christ, he had a 93% disapproval rating. People were just angry about the state of things, he tried to rationalize.