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Rated: 13+ · Review · Sci-fi · #2264560
Book Review
by John Scalzi
Tor Books
March 15, 2022
Contemporary SF

THE KAIJU PRESERVATION SOCIETY by accomplished, prolific, wry, author John Scalzi is exactly the tonic I needed heading into a new year of unforeseen events and hopefulness, following the insane ravages of 2020 and 2021. I would never have chosen for my first read of 2022 something comic; but Mr. Scalzi manages to deliver nevertheless a feel-good, hopeful, inspiring, SciFi, one full of growth, friendship, geek riffs, SciFi film lore, Lovecraftian influences, "monsters" and monstrous [indeed there is a vast difference], character evolution. I came away from this book believing that yes, 2022 may shine light and maybe we can globally climb out of the tunnel of the last two Pandemic years, because at the foundation of life, there IS trust, friendship, compassion, Science, Nerdiness, Science Fiction, and bonding together to Beat the Bad Guys and Save The World(s). Enormous thanks to John Scalzi: at last I feel hopeful again. Maybe Science and Science Fiction can save the Day.
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