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Little Fuzzy by wiredog (4.00 / 1) #1 Fri Jun 19, 2020 at 12:29:35 PM EST
One of the few sf novels that is also a courtroom drama. Piper revisited that in A Planet For Texans which has a fair amount of humor.

And while definitely dated, what with everyone smoking like a stack, it’s not too bad on gender and race issues. Which is amazing considering it’s around 60 years old. I really like Piper’s stuff.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

His Lord Kalvan by georgeha (4.00 / 2) #2 Fri Jun 19, 2020 at 01:38:55 PM EST
is one of the few sf stories I've read that take place somewhere I'm familiar with.


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Little Fuzzy by ucblockhead (4.00 / 2) #4 Fri Jun 19, 2020 at 09:24:33 PM EST
Yeah, read it and, say, Heinlein of that same era side by side, and it feels much better on gender issues.
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Between the stops by Merekat (4.00 / 1) #3 Fri Jun 19, 2020 at 03:13:42 PM EST
I have it as an audiobook and it works nicely in Sandi’s voice. Also I’m not sure there’s much leg to stand on complaining the founder of the women’s equality party highlights inequality in her own autobiography;)

Little Fuzzy by ucblockhead (4.00 / 2) #5 Fri Jun 19, 2020 at 09:26:55 PM EST
I adored it when I encountered it at 13 years old.  I read it again ten years back, and yes, while dated, at least wasn't embarrassing.

I didn't care much for Scalzi's remake.  It wasn't actively bad, but like a lot of Scalzi, it was a bit too pat.  One of the things that made the original better was that the villains weren't so much actively evil as they were deluding themselves because it was convenient to do so, which is oh so damn common in the real world.
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duck reaction np by gzt (4.00 / 1) #6 Wed Jun 24, 2020 at 10:31:20 AM EST