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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)
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Redshirts 4,078 copies, 383 reviews
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The Last Colony 3,256 copies, 116 reviews
Lock In 2,516 copies, 176 reviews
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The Collapsing Empire 1,874 copies, 97 reviews
Fuzzy Nation 1,525 copies, 104 reviews
Agent to the Stars 1,494 copies, 84 reviews
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Head On 826 copies, 44 reviews
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Can Long Endure 34 copies, 2 reviews
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Always Coming Home (Introduction, some editions) 1,875 copies, 19 reviews
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Scenting the Dark and Other Stories (Introduction) 61 copies, 3 reviews
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A Better Way to Die (Introduction, some editions) 28 copies, 7 reviews
First-Person Singularities: Stories (Introduction) 18 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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