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John Scalzi


(John Michael Scalzi)
USA flag (1969 - )

John Michael Scalzi II is an author and online writer, best known for his Hugo Award-nominated science fiction novel Old Man's War, released by Tor Books in January 2005, and for his blog Whatever, at which he has written daily on a number of topics since 1998. He has also written a number of non-fiction books.

Genres: Science Fiction
 
Series

 
Shadow War of the Night Dragons
1. The Dead City (2012)
 
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Awards
Hugo Best Novel nominee (2006) : Old Man's War
John W. Campbell Best Book winner (2006) : Old Man's War
Prometheus Award Best Novel nominee (2007) : The Ghost Brigades
Hugo Best Novel nominee (2008) : The Last Colony
Hugo Best Novel nominee (2009) : Zoe's Tale
Andre Norton Award Best Book nominee (2010) : Zoe's Tale
Hugo Best Novel winner (2013) : Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2015) : Lock in


John Scalzi recommends
Mainspring
Mainspring (2007)
(Clockwork Earth, book 1)
Jay Lake
"The gears that propel this story run like clockwork. The world Jay has created here is one of the best windup toys a reader could ever want."
Empyre
Empyre (2007)
Josh Conviser
"Josh Conviser's near future is fascinating to imagine - and terrifying, because we might just be heading for it."

Devil Said Bang (2012)
(Sandman Slim, book 4)
Richard Kadrey
"Richard Kadrey's 'Sandman Slim' series is one of my favorite sets of fantasy books from the last few years."

Hurricane Fever (2014)
(Arctic Rising, book 2)
Tobias S Buckell
"Tobias Buckell is stretching the horizons of science fiction."

Ancillary Sword (2014)
(Imperial Radch, book 2)
Ann Leckie
"UNEXPECTED COMPELLING AND VERY COOL ANN LECKIE NAILS IT."

The Skill of Our Hands (2017)
(Incrementalists, book 2)
Steven Brust and Skyler White
"Secret societies, immortality, murder mysteries, and Las Vegas all in one book? Shut up and take my money."

The Stars Are Legion (2017)
Kameron Hurley
"Badass."

The End of Magic (2017)
(Echo Park Coven, book 3)
Amber Benson
"Amber Benson's got it."

Fata Morgana (2017)
Steven R Boyett and Ken Mitchroney
"Action, adventure, cool speculative speculative events, well-drawn characters, and an ending that sticks the landing. Fata Morgana pushes all my happy buttons."

The Delirium Brief (2017)
(Laundry Files, book 8)
Charles Stross
"Charles Stross is awesome and his books are awesome and his Laundry Files series in particular is a hell of a lot of fun."


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