Complete Fuzzy Paperback – Dec 1 1998
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Review: Take a good-hearted, crusty miner-type from any good Old West story -- especially the old miner who used to be a gunslinger -- and you've got Jack Holloway, prospecting for "sunstones" on the planet Zarathustra. Zarathustra's owned by the Chartered Zarathustra Company, so whatever you find there you sell to the Company, at the price the Company sets... but sunstones are valuable enough that even what the Company pays is well worth your while. But one day the independent loner comes home to find an odd, cute little creature has wandered into his house. It isn't long before he decides that "Little Fuzzy" is more than just an animal. What he doesn't think about, at least not at first, is this simple fact: a planet-wide Charter is awarded to a company only for planets which do NOT have a native sentient race. But when word of Jack's discovery reaches one of the Company's executives, they most certainly DO think about it... and get ready to do something about it, as well.
"Little Fuzzy" is one of the SF books that I can read to my kids. It has a warm, engaging prose style, and while there are one or two scenes that are scary or shocking, for the most part it's a story where people deal with each other as people.Read more ›
Interestingly, the third novel in the Fuzzies series, published posthumously, appeared after the publication of two "authorized" sequels penned by other authors: William Tuning's Fuzzy Bones (1981) and Ardath Mayhar's Fuzzy Odyssey (1982). Along with Fuzzies and Other People, these three novels constitute three possible outcomes for the Fuzzy "Trilogy" which is itself only part of a larger Future History portrayed by Piper in four other novels: Four-Day Planet (1961), Uller Uprising (1952), Cosmic Computer (1958), and Space Viking (1962); and several short stories published between 1957 and 1962 and collected in two anthologies, Federation and Empire, edited by John F. Carr.
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H. Beam Piper's implicit worldview invites comparisons with that of his contempories, Ayn Rand and Robert Heinlein, in that his stories present a simplistic morality in the service... Read morePublished on July 12 2003
Credible, plausible, realistic, and convincing. For my money, the most compelling author in SF. Piper crafts believable stories that *move* and unforgettable characters that live... Read morePublished on March 14 2002 by Brian Boyle
"Little Fuzzy" is possibly Piper's most famous novel. The follow on books, "Fuzzy Sapiens" and "Fuzzies And Other People", are worthy successors to the original. Read morePublished on Feb. 18 2001 by Mike McGuirk
I first read the Fuzzy books a VERY long time ago, and enjoyed them greatly. I was overjoyed to find the Complete Fuzzy, and snapped it up. Read morePublished on May 7 2000
how wonderful! i read this story when i was nine or ten years old, and through the years it has been one of my lasting favorites. its such a sweet little story. Read morePublished on Feb. 24 2000
From the first reading, the Fuzzy saga has caused me to question something:
What does it mean to be sentient, to be a person, not simply an animal that survives? Read more
I've always adored the Gashta ever since I first picked up the story. Beautiful!Published on Nov. 26 1999 by Christina Tilman
It does my heart good to see so many people, young and old, falling in love with Piper's fantastic 'Fuzzy' novels. Read morePublished on Oct. 14 1999 by Jeff Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I will be brief here: I write only to say that I've scoured used bookstores for years in search of the tiny volumes that were the original Fuzzy books since I first read them some... Read morePublished on Oct. 3 1999