John Scalzi is one of the most popular and acclaimed SF authors to emerge in the last decade. His debut, Old Man's War, won him science fiction's John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. His New York Times bestsellers include The Last Colony, Fuzzy Nation, Lock In, and also Redshirts, which won 2013's Hugo Award for Best Novel. Material from his widely read blog Whatever has also earned him two other Hugo Awards. He lives in Ohio with his wife and daughter.
Our eclipse box. https://t.co/bQsrcq7KsM
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@neilhimself Condolences, Neil. Met him once and he was lovely to me.
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@jamiattenberg Everything is more important in black and white.
by @scalzi - 14 hours ago
@barrettbuss @MaraWilson In all seriousness, I think this is fine. Everyone has their own personal comfort level.
scalzi - 17 days ago
If you're in the Washington DC area, be advised I'll be participating in the National Book Festival the first weekend in September. I'll be reading and signing books. See you there!
Via my pal Ramez Naam, I find that Old Man's War is on Goodread's list of Top 50 Science Fiction Books, as chosen by ratings of Goodreads members. It's in there with some pretty good company, old and new, so if you're looking for something science fictional to read, this list isn't a bad place to start.
scalzi - 19 days ago
If you're a subscriber to Locus (or would like to be), I'm one of the two featured interviews this month. I discourse on writing, humor, my place in science fiction and why choosing a Grand Master might become a difficult thing soon. For those of you who have not heard of Locus before, check out their Web site at: http://www.locusmag.com/ It's an excellent resource if you want to be in the know about what's happening in science fiction and fantasy publishing.
scalzi - 27 days ago
Another cover reveal, this time for the UK edition of Head On. It's pretty damn cool in my opinion. Follow the link for more --
Sometimes when I get bored I make covers to LPs I will never make or release. This is the 48-year-old equivalent of scribbling your putative band name across the front of a Pee-Chee folder in junior high.
Whatever Security Update - yesterday
A small piece of security information for you: Whatever (was well as the whole Scalzi.com) site, now operates using https, for extra added security. Mind you, as this site does very little in the way of transactions or anything security-critical, this may not be a big deal to anyone. On the other hand, Google sent […]
New Books and ARCs, 8/18/17 - 2 days ago
A very fine collection of new books and ARCs arrived to the Scalzi Compound in the last week, and here’s what they are! See anything you’d like on your own shelves? Tell us all in the comments.
The Big Idea: Anna Smith Spark - 4 days ago
The world we live in is not always peaceful… and maybe sometimes we kind of like it that way, whether we like to admit that or not. Author Anna Smith Spark has thoughts on the act of violence, and how it animates the story of her novel The Broken Knives. ANNA SMITH SPARK: The Court […]
Writing About Later, Now: Harder Than It Used to Be - 4 days ago
I have a piece in the Los Angeles Times today about the difficulty of writing science fiction in today’s world, and no, it’s not just because one has to wonder if the world is going to be here tomorrow. Here’s the link. Enjoy!
The Big Idea: Stella Parks - 5 days ago
I’ve eaten Stella Parks‘ desserts, and, oh, man, they are so good. So I’m delighted to give her space today to let her tell you about her debut cookbook BraveTart, which examines and celebrates a branch of America’s culinary tradition Parks thinks is overlooked and underappreciated. Is she right? Read on. STELLA PARKS: When people […]
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