The Big Think

June 14, 2012

When the Yogurt Took Over: A Short Story – Whatever

Filed under: Current Reading,Humor and Fun — jasony @ 1:29 pm

When the Yogurt Took Over: A Short Story: “When the yogurt took over, we all made the same jokes – ‘Finally, our rulers will have culture,’ ‘Our society has curdled,’ ‘Our government is now the cream of the crop,’ and so on. But when we weren’t laughing about the absurdity of it all, we looked into each others’ eyes with the same unasked question – how did we ever get to the point where we were, in fact, ruled by a dairy product?”

Read the rest of this hilarious short story. And if you like that little bit of Scalzi, I can highly recommend his other books. Old Man’s War series (violent and gritty but with tons of heart), Agent to the Stars (hilarious send up of Hollywood actors and agents), and Fuzzy Nation (a great re-write of a previous book). I’m starting the new “Redshirts” one this weekend (a book written from the POV of, you guessed it, the doomed Redshirt guys). Scalzi is a great intro to science fiction if you’ve never read any. Recommended!

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