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Publisher's Summary

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.
We Only Need the Heads is a tale from John Scalzi's The Human Division, a series of self-contained but interrelated short stories set in the Old Man's War universe.
©2012 John Scalzi (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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2 out of 5 stars
By Professor on 02-02-13

* said;* said;* said;* said;* said;

this damn transcript style makes me furious
Obumwe said,
Eagan said,
Wilson said,
Rickney said

I think I will wait until all of the episodes are available and continue then.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Sheila A. Sherwin on 02-03-13

Uh-oh! Talk your way out of this one

Yes, it's getting better, and the plot lines are starting to come out. It can't be easy writing an entire book that is made up of short stories that are interrelated, but so far, Scalzi is managing it. I do wish he would find words other than 'said' for his dialogue. Gets irritating! He does this in all his books, so I guess it won't change anytime soon. If these stories are your first introduction to Scalzi, try some of his other books to get a better idea of his writing style. I especially recommend Fuzzy Nation or Agent to the Stars.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Norma Miles on 06-02-15

Getting ahead

The third in this series of standalone, although interconnected short stories - and it just keeps getting better. This story continues with characters who appeared in episode 1, The B Team, and, yes, also returns to the frequently used "said" mentioned in other reviews and which did not occur in episode 2. But don't let this put you off. The story is full of intrigue, strongly and humourously drawn personalities who are further given life by the excellent dialogue renderings of William Dufris..
Imaginative, dark but often funny and only 79p per episode, ignore the overuse of the word said - or treat it as i do as an extra element in the comic rendition - and go treat yourself: buy it now and enjoy.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Karl Gjertsen on 04-08-13

Great short story

This is a great short story, in a collection of intertwined short stories.

I will look for more title by this author.

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