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John Scalzi


(John Michael Scalzi)
USA flag (b.1969)

John Scalzi won the 2006 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and his debut novel Old Man's War was a finalist for the Hugo Award. His other novels include The Ghost Brigades, The Last Colony, and The Android's Dream. He lives in southern Ohio with his wife and daughter.
 
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Mainspring (2007)
(Clockwork Earth, book 1)
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"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."
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Empyre (2007)
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"Josh Conviser's near future is fascinating to imagine - and terrifying, because we might just be heading for it."
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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."
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Hurricane Fever (2014)
(Arctic Rising, book 2)
Tobias S Buckell
"Tobias Buckell is stretching the horizons of science fiction."
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Ancillary Sword (2014)
(Imperial Radch, book 2)
Ann Leckie
"UNEXPECTED COMPELLING AND VERY COOL ANN LECKIE NAILS IT."
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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."
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The End of Magic (2017)
(Echo Park Coven, book 3)
Amber Benson
"Amber Benson's got it."
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Fata Morgana (2017)
Steven R Boyett and Ken Mitchroney
"Action, adventure, cool speculative events, well-drawn characters, and an ending that sticks the landing. Fata Morgana pushes all my happy buttons."
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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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The Merry Spinster (2018)
Mallory Ortberg
"Mallory Ortberg has the sloe gin wit of Dorothy Parker and the soul of a Classics nerd. It's like both of them sat next to each other in THE MERRY SPINSTER and gossiped away. The result is an absolute delight."
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Space Opera (2018)
Catherynne M Valente
"As if Ziggy Stardust went on a blind date with The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy, then they got smashed and sang karaoke all night long. Cat Valente is mad and brilliant and no one else would have even thought of this, much less pulled it off."
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Blood Orbit (2018)
(Gattis File, book 1)
K R Richardson
"That thing they say about a book grabbing you and just not letting go? Yeah, that's the thing Blood Orbit does really well."
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The Calculating Stars (2018)
(Lady Astronaut, book 2)
Mary Robinette Kowal
"Simply enchanting...You're going to love this."

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