After the Coup - John Scalzi

After the Coup

By John Scalzi

  • Release Date: 2010-07-20
  • Genre: Science Fiction
4 Score: 4 (From 156 Ratings)


In a universe of harsh interstellar conflict, the practice of interspecies diplomacy—when possible—is important. So being a Colonial Union officer attached to an interplanetary diplomatic mission sometimes means taking a fall. Literally.

John Scalzi's Old Man's War was one of the most popular SF debut novels of the last decade; its sequels are The Ghost Brigades, The Last Colony,and Zoe's Tale. Other novels include The Android's Dream and Agent to the Stars. His collection of material from his weblog The Whatever, Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded, won the Hugo Award in 2009. He won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2006, and was elected President of the Science Fiction Writers of America in 2010.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


  • As good as all the other Scalzi work

    By TopGus6591
    I've read quite a bit of Scalzi's work, both full length novels and short stories, and it is always good no matter the length. This story is no exception.
  • after the coup

    By ma v
    this was an interesting fight scene,emphasis on scene! someone should have explained that one was buying a short,very short, scifi story! certainly not worth the price of a novel.
  • Fun little story 85 pages

    By whatever_whatever
    A genetically modified human gets into a fist fight with an adorable little alien half his size. As long as you are not expecting a full blown sci fi novel, this a quick, fun read. 85 pages.
  • Disappointed

    By 2ChocoLabs
    I paid for and downloaded this "book" from iBooks. It's just a short story. I love this author, especially the Old man wars series but where is the rest of this "book" that I bought? Think I'll stick with Kindle for now. My rating is for iBooks, not John.
  • Had me laughing out loud

    By Rpmd
    Scalzi manages to intertwine diplomatic intrigue, hand to hand human vs alien combat and hilarity. The best $.99 I've spent in a long time.
  • Worth every penny

    By phunkysai
    Fun little short story in Scalzi's Old Man's War universe. Not necessary to know the universe to read this story however.
  • Fun short story

    By i don't want a nickname.
    Absolutely worth the $0.99 cost. I'd buy one of these a week from Scalzi, no problem.
  • Short story

    By Bitter Arugula
    Not noted in the description is that this is just a short story. Good, and probably worth the buck, but not a new novel. EDIT: Also hilarious.