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.
Now to bed, for I have a 5am alarm for a 6am car to the airport. Wheee!
by @scalzi - 2 hours ago
Thank you to @fountainbkstore and everyone who came out to see me tonight in Richmond! It was fab to be here.
@Kevinsutt In my opinion? Yes. But I grew up in Los Angeles.
Event about to start! https://t.co/pXxfC4jhos
by @scalzi - 5 hours ago
@AlexMoyet Thank you! Writing the sequel now! @AlisonMoyet
scalzi - 3 days ago
Today is release day for The Collapsing Empire in the US and Canada (the UK gets a release on Thursday). It's available right now in hardcover and eBook at your local book store and all your favorite online retailers. It's also available in audiobook, narrated by Wil Wheaton. I'm really excited that the book is now out and everyone can read. I like it a lot and hope you will too.
Remember also that I'm touring the US to promote the book, starting today and going all through April. If you want to see where and when, check out my Tour page on my Web site (link below). I hope to see you out there!
scalzi - 7 days ago
If you have an hour to kill -- and who doesn't? -- here's a long video interview with me from the SFF180 site, talking about The Collapsing Empire. For cat fans, one of the Scamperbeats makes a cameo about five and a half minutes in. Enjoy!
scalzi - 10 days ago
And now for something completely different: My friend Joan of Dark (old roller derby name) has a knitting show called "Drunk Knitting," in which she and a guest drink and knit and talk. I don't drink alcohol (Krissy sits in as my stunt drinker), but I attempt knitting and talk about Centaur butts and getting covered in frosting on Neil Gaiman's lawn. It's fun! Check it out.
scalzi - 22 days ago
So, the folks at Tor want to give you enough of my books that you can do a construction project with them:
Well, this is a nice thing to see on Amazon's "Best Books of the Month" page, spotlighting The Collapsing Empire in the science fiction and fantasy category.
New Books and ARCs, 3/24/17 - 6 hours ago
I may be on book tour, but that’s not reason not to show off a stack of new books and ARCs! What here calls to you? Tell us in the comments.
View From a Hotel Window, 3/24/17: Richmond, VA - 9 hours ago
You know, I lived in the Commonwealth of Virginia for four years, but in that time I never managed to get down to Richmond, its capital. I came here for the last stop of my very first book tour in 2007, and now I’m back, a decade later, and happily so. If you’re in or […]
View From a Hotel Balcony, 3/23/17: Chapel Hill! - yesterday
Yes! I have a balcony this time! And it is lovely. I may go out and write on it. Being on tour has its occasional perks. I’m in Chapel Hill tonight, at the great Flyleaf Books, where the fun begins at 7pm. If you’re in the area, come on by and see me! Tomorrow, I […]
The Big Idea: Paul Cornell - yesterday
Chalk, by Paul Cornell, is in many ways a remarkable book. But it’s not an easy read, and for Cornell, it’s a story that has personal meaning for him, and is a book that has a lot of him in it. He’s here now to tell you more about it, and why as a writer […]
View From a Hotel Window, 3/22/17: Raleigh! - 2 days ago
Ahhhhh, there we go. Parking lot excellence. If you’re in or around Raleigh tonight, I’ll be a Quail Ridge Books at 7pm, in its spiffy new location. Come on down! In the Research Triangle but can’t make it tonight? I’ll be at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill tomorrow. See me then! For everyone else not […]
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