Earth is well down the pecking order in a galaxy full of intelligent beings, and a plot to push the human worlds up the ladder looks set to start a war with one of humanities' oldest allies. Amusingly the leader of this race is the fehen - the name I've been using for my one-man consulting band for some time now.
I'm not sure where Scalzi got the name from, but the history of my choice of it as a company name is well documented. It all goes back to my Oliver Postgate computer naming scheme and my first Powerbook, "The Iron Chicken". When I set up my original dial up Internet account with Demon, users were limited to an 8-character node name. Iron Chicken quickly became Fe Hen, and thence Fehen. When I needed to set up a company for some consulting work shortly after being laid off one too many times, it was the obvious choice of a company name.
And The Android's Dream? It's a rather fun, quick, read, definitely in the Heinlein-lite mode. Recommended for a cold winter day.
I'm also amused to note that the codename for the Powerbook 140 was the Tim Leary. An apt name for a rather delightful little machine.