The Human Division (Episode 3) – We Only Need The Heads by John Scalzi [Review]

We Only Need the Heads by John Scalzi


  • Title: We Only Need The Heads – The Human Division (Episode 3)
  • Author: John Scalzi
  • Publisher: Tor
  • ISBN: 9781466830530


My Reviews of Episodes: 1 | 2

In which the plot thickens…

I said in my review of the last episode, I thought there were more important things going on in Walk The Plank, that may have been initiially apparent. I wasn’t expecting the smelly stuff to hit the rotary device (and on so many levels) quite so quickly though!

We Only Need The Heads, takes some of the characters and events from the first two episodes and begins to weave the elements together, while moving the overall story arc onwards. Colonial Ambassador Abumwe heads up a vital negotiation while CDF Lieutenant Harry Wilson attempts to relocate an unauthorised human colony without the alien race Abumwe is negotiating with realising.

Tense, just doesn’t cut it. Another enjoyable episode.

I do feel these episodes need a sound effect right at the end though, and I’m sure UK vistiors will definitely know where I’m coming from…

The third 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.

CDF Lieutenant Harry Wilson has been loaned out to a CDF platoon tasked with secretly removing an unauthorized colony of humans on an alien world. Colonial Ambassador Abumwe has been ordered to participate in final negotiations with an alien race the Union hopes to make allies. Wilson and Abumwe’s missions are fated to cross—and in doing so, place both missions at risk of failure.

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Buy: We Only Need The Heads by John Scalzi

One thought on “The Human Division (Episode 3) – We Only Need The Heads by John Scalzi [Review]

  • February 11 at 2:24 pm

    Tense is right. Whoa! This one was a thriller and left me breathless and ready for more. Even when you could see what was coming it didn’t stop you from feeling the tension mount. I could swear I was reading faster by the end.

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