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.
A reminder that Trump and his pals are planning to take much from you, because fuck you, that's why. Make them pay… https://t.co/Lr3lnSTqTZ
by @scalzi - 3 hours ago
@stdesjardins I don't tell you how to live your life, Steven.
(packs extra pillows) https://t.co/7rKI2wijuP
RT @Jonnelle: Paywall for @washingtonpost is lifted through Saturday for the inauguration. Check it out: https://t.co/hNEFHTYL5S
Look, we've all had a long day. Here's a cat picture to wind things down. https://t.co/xeHF5wXSiV
by @scalzi - 14 hours ago
scalzi - 11 days ago
This post is a bit of inside pool for authors and publishing folks:
A reminder that I DO NOT accept and will pre-emptively reject book blurb requests that come directly from authors. Blurb requests should come from editors/publicists/agents/publishers instead.
The reasons for this policy are at the link attached. Feel free to share with whomever you think may find this applicable. Thanks.
scalzi - 16 days ago
Hey, if you're an audiobook fan, the audio version on Miniatures is now available on Audible, and it's really good -- less like a traditional audiobook and more like a comedy album with a really skilled set of performers. And pretty cheap at just $7! Here's the link:
scalzi - 19 days ago
I'm delighted to say that today -- New Year's Eve! -- is the release date for "Miniatures," my collection of humorous, and very short, stories. The signed, limited hardcover edition is almost sold out but eBook versions are cheap (just $6) and available at most e-retailers. I wrote a little about the book, including a quick FAQ, on my site today. I'm really excited to have my first short story collection out in the world!
scalzi - 22 days ago
Earlier today I wrote briefly on Carrie Fisher for my blog; now I have a longer piece over at the Los Angeles Times talking about her as a novelist, memoirist and screenwriter. I hope you like it.
scalzi - 23 days ago
Very brief thoughts on the passing of Carrie Fisher.
New Books and ARCs, 1/18/17 - 20 hours ago
Here’s a fine-looking stack of new books and ARCs for your delight. See anything that particularly appeals to you? Tell me in the comments!
The Beginning of the Trump Years - yesterday
And for this one I’ll use the Q&A format I’d used in some earlier pieces about the incoming Trump administration. I knew you’d be back! Yes, fine. Let’s get to it. How do you feel about Trump taking office on Friday? I’m sort of relieved. Bwuh? Look, we’ve known this day was coming for two […]
The End of the Obama Years - yesterday
I was asked in e-mail if I had any particular thoughts about the end of Obama years. I have quite a few, some of them complicated, but the short version is that I’ll be sad to see Barack Obama go. He was arguably the smartest president of the nine whose administrations I’ve lived through, and […]
The Big Idea: Veronica Roth - 2 days ago
It’s no surprise that fantasy and science fiction authors do a lot of worldbuilding for their novels, but it’s one thing to say “worldbuilding” and another thing to offer a glimpse of what the work of worldbuilding entails. The good news is, bestselling author Veronica Roth is here you to offer that very same glimpse, […]
A Boy and His Hat - 5 days ago
It is a good hat, I think. (But not really mine. I borrowed it from my pal Jess for the photo. That said, it really doesn’t look bad, all things considered.) How’s your weekend so far?
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