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.
scalzi - yesterday
Adam Savage (of Mythbusters fame) and I chat on the floor of New York Comic Con about books, fans and general nerdery, and I am confronted yet again with just how large my bald spot is. Enjoy!
scalzi - 5 days ago
The Hebrew edition of Redshirts (translated by Zafrir Grossman) won this year's Geffen Award,which is the country's big SF award, in the category of translated SF novel. How cool is that?
scalzi - 6 days ago
I don't do political stuff on this particular page -- I have my blog and Twitter for that, if that's what you want from me -- but I will take a moment here to encourage each of you who can, to vote in this US election, whether it is through early voting (as I did today), by mail, or by showing up at your local polling place on November 8.Read up, be informed, and then cast your vote. It's important.
And then, after you've voted, have churros, or something else to celebrate. Because you'll have earned them.
scalzi - 14 days ago
This is a nice thing to have happened: My audio novella The Dispatcher was the #1 audiobook on Audible in the last week. I'm really happy so many people enjoyed it (and of course, the price point helped, I'm sure). If you haven't downloaded it yourself yet, it's still available to you for free through November 2. Try it and see what you think. And if you did download it: Thank you!
scalzi - 20 days ago
I've just completed the writing on The Collapsing Empire, the beginning book of a new space opera series, which will arrive in stores on March 21, 2017. I think it's good. I'm also a little exhausted.
I wrote a little bit about it on my site, so if you would like to know more, check it out there: http://whatever.scalzi.com/2016/10/05/the-collapsing-empire-done
RIP, Sheri Tepper - yesterday
This is genuinely upsetting news for me: Locus is reporting the death of Sheri S. Tepper, who wrote the Hugo-nominated novel Grass among many others, and who was given a lifetime achievement award by the World Fantasy Convention just last year. Tepper was in her late 80s, and had an accomplished life outside of her […]
The Election and Productivity - yesterday
I was a couple of months late in turning in The Collapsing Empire; I originally planned to have it to Tor before Worldcon this year (which was mid-August) and ended up sending it to my editor literally the day I left for New York Comic Con, which was the first week of October. Some of that […]
If You Were Ever Wondering What Krissy’s “I’m Humoring You” Look Is Like - 3 days ago
This picture offers a very good approximation. Happy Saturday, folks. I hope it’s doing well for you.
Today’s New Books and ARCs, 10/21/16 - 4 days ago
Look! Many fine new books and ARCs that have come to the Scalzi Compound this week. What here tickles your fancy? Tell us all in the comments!
Redshirts Wins the Geffen Award - 5 days ago
Happy to say that the Hebrew edition of Redshirts (translated by Zafrir Grossman) won this year’s Geffen Award — Israel’s most notable SF/F award — in the category of Best Translated Science Fiction Novel. A fine honor! This is my second Geffen (the first was for the Old Man’s War back in 2007), and it’s […]
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