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Well, this was a change of direction… Episode 2 is almost entirely dialogue.
Walk the Plank is one of the shorter episodes, so it’s quite difficult to talk about the plot without giving too much away, but I’ll do my best… It takes place mostly in a single hospital room, somewhere on an illegal wildcat colony, and features the colony leader, a doctor, and a seriously injured patient, who has just escaped a pirate attack on the ship he was on.
It may seem like not a lot is revealed for the fuller story of The Human Division, but I suspect that as we get to read more of the episodes, some of the details in Walk the Plank, will prove to be significant, not least what we don’t see in the patients story. The circumstances, political and social that lead to the attach he was caught up in.
Not quite as accessible as, The B Team, but an interesting instalment, nonetheless.
The second episode of The Human Division, John Scalzi’s new thirteen-episode novel in the world of his bestselling Old Man’s War. Beginning on January 15, 2013, a new episode of The Human Division will appear in e-book form every Tuesday.
Wildcat colonies are illegal, unauthorized and secret—so when an injured stranger shows up at the wildcat colony New Seattle, the colony leaders are understandably suspicious of who he is and what he represents. His story of how he’s come to their colony is shocking, surprising, and might have bigger consequences than anyone could have expected.
At the publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.