The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi, Tor Books (March 2022) hardcover, 272 pages
The Blurb: (from the publisher’s website)
“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 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 panda and they’re in trouble.
It’s not just the Kaiju Preservation Society who have found their way to the alternate world. Others have, too. And their carelessness could cause millions back on our Earth to die.”
What fun! I usually like what Scalzi writes, and I enjoyed this stand-alone novel more than most. It’s full of humor, SF and movie references, has an interesting lead character and the setting is great. I would really like to read more about of this organization, alternate earth, and people. More, please, Mr. Scalzi!