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.
Pretty happy being in the company of these fine folks this week. https://t.co/g5nYP5OMSc
by @scalzi - an hour ago
Hey, this is great and watch it. https://t.co/QnkKlLUO15
RT @catvalente: I genuinely believe that the best lesson in writing short fiction can be had by going to a night of local amateur stand up…
@swierczy You were a teacher.
by @scalzi - 1 hours ago
Took a nap and dreamed I was called on to officiate two different weddings in sequence.
scalzi - 3 days 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!
scalzi - 5 days ago
Today in "it's kinda of fun to be me sometimes," I've apparently inspired a nailpolish:
scalzi - 9 days ago
Here's a trip down memory lane: The title and opening paragraphs of the very first (complete) short story I ever wrote, back in 1984, when I was a freshman in high school. It was for an English composition class. I wrote it the night before and was the only one in the class to get an "A." That's when I decided to be a writer, because it seemed easy, and everything else was hard. Irony: Writing got a lot harder, eventually (i.e., when I needed to make a living from it). But by then it was too late. And here I am today.
scalzi - 13 days ago
My friends at Tor UK had me over on their Facebook page to answer some reader questions, which I did for about a half hour. The video is a little spotty (blame rural internet; I do), but the audio is pretty decent. Find out about when I'm writing the next Collapsing Empire book, when I'm coming to the UK, and what I REALLY think about jaffa cakes.
scalzi - 16 days ago
Every year on my blog I do a "Reader Request Week," in which I encourage readers to leave a question they'd want me to answer (on any topic at all), and then I go through the questions and make posts on the topics I'm asked about. I'm doing this next week, and if you'd like to ask a question, follow the link and post your question there (NOT here). I'll start answering questions on Monday, April 10!
View From a Hotel Window, 4/21/17: Los Angeles - 2 days ago
Look, it’s LA, being LA. I’m here for a few days! I get to catch up on my sleep! Wheee! No event today, but tomorrow I am signing books at the Mysterious Galaxy booth at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books (3pm-4pm booth 368), and then on Sunday at 1:30, Cory Doctorow and I […]
View From a Hotel Window, 4/20/17: San Diego - 3 days ago
Parking lot in there. Just barely. Tonight: San Diego! Mysterious Galaxy bookstore! 7pm! Be there or be somewhere else! Tomorrow: Nothing! I have a travel day and a break. BUT Saturday and Sunday I’ll be at the LA Times Festival of Books. I’m signing at the Mysterious Galaxy booth an Saturday at 3, and on […]
View From a Hotel Window, 4/19/17: Seattle - 4 days ago
Not a parking lot, but there is street parking, so that maybe counts? Tonight: I’m at University Temple United Methodist Church for an event sponsored by the University Bookstore (if memory serves the church is across the street from the bookstore). That’s at 7. Come see me then (but remember it’s a ticketed event)! Tomorrow: […]
View From a Hotel Window 4/18/17: Aurora, CO - 5 days ago
That’s almost the Platonic ideal of the hotel parking lot photo. Tonight: I’m visiting Boulder for the first time ever! My event is at the Boulder Bookstore at 7:30. Hope to see you there if you’re in the area! Tomorrow: Seattle — one of my favorite stops — and University Bookstore (actually it will be […]
Today is International Kristine Blauser Scalzi Day - 5 days ago
Today is the birthday of the most fabulous person I know, namely, my wife, Kristine Blauser Scalzi, for whom my love is boundless. If you might wish to offer her felicitations on this most auspicious of days, I think that would be lovely, and I would thank you.
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