I just finished reading John Scalzi's The Android's Dream - after reading some of his other books, I knew he was a funny author, but this book was hilarious. It's semi-serious science fiction, but with tons of laughs tossed in as well. Heck, how many books start out with a diplomatic incident caused by device enhanced farting?
I can't really go into much detail about the book without giving important stuff away, but suffice to say that Scalzi created a serious world with an absurd set of premises that all work really well together. Between a technology backed religion, genetic engineering, and software hacking, there's a lot going on in this story.
I enjoyed it a lot, and if you liked anything else by Scalzi - like Old Man's War - you'll like this. A lot of people compare Scalzi's style to Heinlein, and I think they're right.
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