I downloaded and read this awesome book years ago soon after Tor.com went live. At around 2 am last night, I sat and read the copy on my iPhone via the Kindle application, and IMHO it looked absolutely gorgeous. Going back to the story after so many years was a delight, but I gave it a slightly lowered score on account of the fact that I am still unfamiliar with the world setting and some of the character background. However, this didn’t stop me from enjoying rereading this rather entertaining short story, as the dialogue was amusing and the fight sequence well played out in all of its weird and wonderful glory. All in all, I highly recommend After the Coup by John Scalzi for long-time science fiction fans and newcomers alike.