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, his most recent novel Lock In, and also Redshirts, which won 2013's Hugo Award for Best Novel. Material from his widely read blog The Whatever (whatever.scalzi.com) has also earned him two other Hugo Awards. He lives in Ohio with his wife and daughter.
Ach, Roger Moore. He had the silliest Bond movies, but knew it and went with it. By all accounts, a lovely person. RIP.
by @scalzi - 1 hours ago
RT @dmoren: Thanks to @scalzi for letting me write a little bit about why my first book is about going home. https://t.co/HNW13giR76
by @scalzi - 2 hours ago
Awake at 4am Because of Cats: The John Scalzi Story
by @scalzi - 7 hours ago
@Annaleen Pre ordered.
by @scalzi - 16 hours ago
I regret nothing. https://t.co/pTQ7CGJPYv
scalzi - 7 days ago
Saga Press announced their anthology Robots vs. Fairies, to which I've contributed a story. It'll be out in January of 2018. The announcement story is here, on the B&N SF/F blog, along with the full list of contributors:
scalzi - 9 days ago
Cory Doctorow and I went on tour together to promote our new books, and one of our stops was Google, where they recorded the two of us giving an hourlong talk. Watch how nerdy the two of us can be together!
scalzi - 10 days ago
Hey! The Dispatcher is a finalist for this year's Locus Award, in the novella category! It's a super competitive category this time around. Here are the other finalists:
The Lost Child of Lychford, Paul Cornell (Tor.com Publishing)
The Dream Quest of Vellitt Boe, Kij Johnson (Tor.com Publishing)
Hammers on Bone, Cassandra Khaw (Tor.com Publishing)
The Ballad of Black Tom, Victor LaValle (Tor.com Publishing)
Every Heart a Doorway, Seanan McGuire (Tor.com Publishing)
This Census-taker, China Miéville (Del Rey; Picador)
The Iron Tactician, Alastair Reynolds (NewCon)
Pirate Utopia, Bruce Sterling (Tachyon)
A Taste of Honey, Kai Ashante Wilson (Tor.com Publishing)
I'm delighted for all the authors and happy to be in their company.
Here's the full Locus Award finalist slate in all categories:
Congrats to all!
scalzi - 21 days ago
If you've been waiting for the print/eBook release of The Dispatcher, my bestselling, multiply-award nominated audio novella, wait no longer: Subterranean Press has released their gorgeous text version, including superb cover and interior art by Vincent Chong. It's available now at your favorite online and offline retailers, worldwide. Happy reading!
scalzi - one month ago
I am now exactly one month into my book tour, with another week to go. Wheee! Not entirely unrelated, I've written a piece for the Los Angeles Times about doing a book tour, and what the people who come to see authors on tour might not know about them. Enjoy!
The Big Idea: Dan Moren - 2 hours ago
Travel expands the mind — or so they say. What would Dan Moren, author of The Caledonian Gambit, have to say about that particular truism? As it happens, he has a story on the topic, one that has bearing on the story he tells in his novel. DAN MOREN: In January 2001, during my junior […]
Taking a News Break - 19 hours ago
The last couple of weeks have been genuinely and literally amazing as far as news goes — so much happened every day, of such importance to the nation, that it’s been hard to keep up or to process it all, or (and this is important) to get into a frame of mind to do a […]
Cory and I Talk at Goodreads - 22 hours ago
Because when we were on tour together, we went to Goodreads and talked! Here’s the interview. (Interestingly but not entirely surprisingly, what they didn’t put in this interview transcript was the question where we were asked to offer our opinions on Amazon, which is the parent company of Goodreads. My answer to that was, basically, […]
New Books and ARCs, 5/19/17 - 3 days ago
Heading into a very fine weekend, and what better way to do that then with some very fine books and ARCs? Tell us what in this stack is beckoning you to read it!
Once Again News is Coming in Too Fast to Process Intelligently, So Here, Have a Picture of Krissy - 3 days ago
And she’s happy to see you. And a little squinty, as I took the picture in full daylight and she prefers her sunglasses for that. But, you know. Good squint, I’d say.
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