The Kaiju Preservation Society Spiral-Bound | January 24, 2023
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The Kaiju Preservation Society
John Scalzi's first standalone adventure since the conclusion of his New York Times bestselling, Hugo-nominated Interdependency trilogy.
When COVID-19 sweeps through New York City, Jamie Gray is stuck as a dead-end driver for food delivery apps. That is, until Jamie makes a delivery to an old acquaintance, Tom, who works at what he calls “an animal rights organization.” Tom’s team needs a last-minute grunt to handle things on their next field visit. Jamie, eager to do anything, immediately signs on.
What Tom doesn't tell Jamie is that the animals his team cares for are not here on Earth. Not our Earth, at at least. In an alternate dimension, massive dinosaur-like creatures named Kaiju roam a warm, human-free world. They're the universe's largest and most dangerous pandas and they're in trouble. It's not just the Kaiju Preservation Society who has found their way to the alternate world. Others have, too. And their carelessness could cause millions back on our Earth to die.
This is a Scalzi book in all things pacing, humor, and tension. A light, uplifting COVID-19-escapist story in a Jurassic Park-like alternate world guaranteed to thrill even the most beleaguered readers.