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John Michael Scalzi was born May 10, 1969 in California. He attended the University of Chicago. During his 1989 -1990 school year he was the editor-in-chief of The Chicago Maroon. After graduating in 1991, Scalzi took a job as the film critic for the Fresno Bee newspaper, eventually also becoming a humor columnist. In 1996 he was hired as the in-house writer and editor at America Online. When he was laid off in 1998, he decided to become a full-time freelance writer and author. His first published novel was Old Man's War. His other works include Agent to the Stars, The Ghosts Brigades, The Androids Team, The Sagan Diary, The Last Colony, and Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas. In 2014 his title, Locked In, made The New York Times Best Seller List. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Old Man's War… (more)
Old Man's War (Author) 8,116 copies, 390 reviews
Redshirts 4,462 copies, 403 reviews
The Ghost Brigades 4,318 copies, 155 reviews
The Last Colony 3,516 copies, 122 reviews
Lock In 2,783 copies, 190 reviews
Zoe's Tale 2,405 copies, 111 reviews
The Android's Dream 2,221 copies, 99 reviews
The Collapsing Empire 2,177 copies, 108 reviews
Fuzzy Nation 1,642 copies, 111 reviews
Agent to the Stars 1,600 copies, 93 reviews
The Human Division 1,402 copies, 61 reviews
The End of All Things 1,124 copies, 41 reviews
The Consuming Fire 1,069 copies, 63 reviews
The Kaiju Preservation Society 988 copies, 71 reviews
Head On 954 copies, 48 reviews
The Last Emperox 876 copies, 43 reviews
The God Engines 771 copies, 52 reviews
The Sagan Diary 744 copies, 29 reviews
The Dispatcher 744 copies, 70 reviews
Metatropolis (Editor; Contributor) 547 copies, 28 reviews
The Human Division #1: The B-Team 291 copies, 16 reviews
After the Coup 231 copies, 14 reviews
Questions for a Soldier 207 copies, 5 reviews
Murder by Other Means 194 copies, 17 reviews
Judge Sn Goes Golfing 156 copies, 9 reviews
The Mallet of Loving Correction 135 copies, 4 reviews
The Tale of the Wicked 102 copies, 6 reviews
An Election 93 copies, 8 reviews
Travel by Bullet 90 copies, 7 reviews
Everything but the Squeal 66 copies, 1 review
A Very Scalzi Christmas 59 copies, 7 reviews
The Life of the Mind 53 copies, 2 reviews
Clash of the Geeks (Editor; Contributor) 53 copies, 6 reviews
Don't Live For Your Obituary 49 copies, 2 reviews
Muse of Fire 43 copies, 1 review
This Hollow Union 43 copies, 2 reviews
To Stand or Fall 39 copies, 2 reviews
Can Long Endure 39 copies, 2 reviews
Redshirts: Chapters 1-4 31 copies, 1 review
Starter Villain 23 copies
The Origin of the Flow 18 copies, 1 review
Waiting for Athena 14 copies, 2 reviews
The High Castle 10 copies
When the Yogurt Took Over 9 copies, 3 reviews
Extras 3 copies
The Statue 2 copies
The Martian Chronicles (Introduction, some editions) 15,754 copies, 304 reviews
The Forever War (Foreword, some editions) 8,972 copies, 239 reviews
Always Coming Home (Introduction, some editions) 1,971 copies, 20 reviews
Robots vs. Fairies (Contributor) 211 copies, 7 reviews
Twenty-First Century Science Fiction (Contributor) 174 copies, 5 reviews
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2014 Edition (Contributor) 148 copies, 2 reviews
The Best of R. A. Lafferty (Contributor) 137 copies, 3 reviews
Black Tide Rising (Contributor, some editions) 87 copies, 4 reviews
The Art of John Harris (Foreword) 73 copies
The Best of Subterranean (Contributor) 64 copies, 6 reviews
Scenting the Dark and Other Stories (Introduction) 61 copies, 3 reviews
Rip-Off! (Contributor) 60 copies, 3 reviews
Mash Up (Contributor) 58 copies, 2 reviews
Resist: Tales from a Future Worth Fighting Against (Contributor) 54 copies, 1 review
Escape Pod: The Science Fiction Anthology (Contributor) 53 copies, 2 reviews
A Better Way to Die (Introduction, some editions) 28 copies, 7 reviews
First-Person Singularities: Stories (Introduction) 19 copies, 2 reviews
Tor.com: Selected Original Fiction, 2008-2012 (Contributor) 10 copies, 2 reviews
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John Michael Scalzi II (born May 10, 1969) is an American science fiction author and former president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. He is best known for his Old Man's War series, three novels of which have been nominated for the Hugo Award, and for his blog Whatever, where he has written on a number of topics since 1998. He won the Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer in 2008 based predominantly on that blog, which he has also used for several charity drives. His novel Redshirts won the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novel. He has written non-fiction books and columns on diverse topics such as finance, video games, films, astronomy, writing and politics, and served as a creative consultant for the TV series Stargate Universe.
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