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Scalzi, John 1969-

Works: 149 works in 617 publications in 13 languages and 20,337 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  War fiction  Paranormal fiction  Horror fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Science fiction films  Handbooks and manuals  Popular works  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor
Classifications: PS3619.C256, 813.6
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Publications by John Scalzi
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Lock in by John Scalzi( Book )
26 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,975 libraries worldwide
"Fifteen years from now, a new virus sweeps the globe. 95% of those afflicted experience nothing worse than fever and headaches. Four percent suffer acute meningitis, creating the largest medical crisis in history. And one percent find themselves "locked in"--Fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. One per cent doesn't seem like a lot. But in the United States, that's 1.7 million people "locked in" ... including the President's wife and daughter. Spurred by grief and the sheer magnitude of the suffering, America undertakes a massive scientific initiative. Nothing can restore the ability to control their own bodies to the locked in. But then two new technologies emerge. One is a virtual-reality environment, "The Agora," in which the locked-in can interact with other humans, both locked-in and not. The other is the discovery that a few rare individuals have brains that are receptive to being controlled by others, meaning that from time to time, those who are locked in can "ride" these people and use their bodies as if they were their own. This skill is quickly regulated, licensed, bonded, and controlled. Nothing can go wrong. Certainly nobody would be tempted to misuse it, for murder, for political power, or worse ..."--
Redshirts by John Scalzi( Book )
33 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 1,821 libraries worldwide
Enjoying his assignment with the xenobiology lab on board the prestigious Intrepid, ensign Andrew Dahl worries about casualties suffered by low-ranking officers during away missions before making a shocking discovery about the starship's actual purpose
Old man's war by John Scalzi( Book )
64 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 1,653 libraries worldwide
Enlisting in the army on his seventy-fifth birthday, John Perry joins an interstellar war between Earth and alien enemies who would stake claims on the few existing inhabitable planets, unaware that the conflict involves much more than he understands
The ghost brigades by John Scalzi( Book )
42 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 1,336 libraries worldwide
The members of the Ghost Brigades, made up of perfect soldiers created from the DNA of the dead, band together to protect the future of humanity when three alien races vow to stop humans' expansion into space
The last colony by John Scalzi( Book )
32 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,290 libraries worldwide
Perry and Sagan are back in the thick of interstellar politics, betrayal, and war as leaders of a new human colony, to be peopled by settlers from all the major human worlds
The collapsing empire by John Scalzi( Book )
14 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,219 libraries worldwide
Faster than light travel is impossible--until the discovery of The Flow, an extradimensional field available at certain points in space-time, which can take us to other planets around other stars. Riding The Flow, humanity spreads to innumerable other worlds. Earth is forgotten. A new empire arises, the Interdependency, based on the doctrine that no one human outpost can survive without the others. It's a hedge against interstellar war--and, for the empire's rulers, a system of control. But when it's discovered that the entire Flow is moving, possibly separating all human worlds from one another forever, a scientist, a starship captain, and the emperox of the Interdependency must race to find out what can be salvaged from an empire on the brink of collapse. --
Zoe's tale by John Scalzi( Book )
29 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,055 libraries worldwide
Zoë Boutin-Perry travels to the fledgling colony world of Roanoke with her adoptive parents, John Perry and Jane Sagan, who have accepted positions as administrators. When her biological father develops the technology to give the Obin consciousness and self-awareness, she suddenly becomes the center of a critical but endangered treaty between the Obin and the Colonial Union
Fuzzy nation by John Scalzi( Book )
20 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,019 libraries worldwide
Jack Holloway, prospecting on Zara XXIII for ZaraCorp, finds an immensely valuable stream of sunstone. But when he forwards footage of the planet's catlike, native "fuzzies" to a biologist friend --who believes the "fuzzies" are sentient--hired company thugs, murder, and arson soon follow to protect ZaraCorp's mining interests
The end of all things by John Scalzi( Book )
18 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,003 libraries worldwide
"Humans expanded into space ... only to find a universe populated with multiple alien species bent on their destruction. Thus was the Colonial Union formed, to help protect us from a hostile universe. The Colonial Union used the Earth and its excess population for colonists and soldiers. It was a good arrangement ... for the Colonial Union. Then the Earth said: no more. Now the Colonial Union is living on borrowed time-a couple of decades at most, before the ranks of the Colonial Defense Forces are depleted and the struggling human colonies are vulnerable to the alien species who have been waiting for the first sign of weakness, to drive humanity to ruin. And there's another problem: A group, lurking in the darkness of space, playing human and alien against each other-and against their own kind -for their own unknown reasons. In this collapsing universe, CDF Lieutenant Harry Wilson and the Colonial Union diplomats he works with race against the clock to discover who is behind attacks on the Union and on alien races, to seek peace with a suspicious, angry Earth, and keep humanity's union intact ... or else risk oblivion, and extinction-and the end of all things."
The human division by John Scalzi( Book )
12 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 950 libraries worldwide
B Team leader Lieutenant Harry Wilson counters hostile alien forces, angry humans and unpredictable elements from the universe in order to protect the interests of the Colonial Union
The android's dream by John Scalzi( Book )
18 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 880 libraries worldwide
To avoid an interstellar incident, ex-cop and hacker Harry Creek searches for a rare type of sheep to be used in an alien race's coronation ceremony, following a trail that leads to pet store owner Robin Baker, whose genes contain traces of the sheep DNA
Agent to the stars by John Scalzi( Book )
20 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 513 libraries worldwide
The space-faring Yherajk have come to begin humanity's first interstellar friendship. Unfortunately, they are hideous and they smell like rotting fish. They're going to need the best agent in Hollywood to make the friendly, odiferous creatures palatable to humanity
The rough guide to sci-fi movies by John Scalzi( Book )
7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 436 libraries worldwide
This guide explores cinema's fascination with space exploration, time travel, and fantastical worlds and tells the stories behind the movies that have been expanding our universe since film began
The rough guide to the universe by John Scalzi( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 406 libraries worldwide
Contains information on the planets of the solar system, provides advice on observing planets and stars, discusses theories of how the universe came into existence, and offers listings of planetariums, observatories, and "deep sky" sites
The God engines by John Scalzi( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 379 libraries worldwide
Devoted to the Bishopry Militant and to his crew, ship captain Ean Tephe is given a secret mission to a hidden land
First-person singularities by Robert Silverberg( Book )
1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
A collection of eighteen first-person stories by the science fiction master includes tales featuring such diverse narrators as a dolphin in love with a human and an alien visitor living in disguise in a New York hotel
Metatropolis by Jay Lake( Book )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 204 libraries worldwide
You're at the city limits now. See what's waiting inside. --Book Jacket
Redshirts : a novel with three codas by John Scalzi( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
Enjoying his assignment with the xenobiology lab on board the prestigious Intrepid, ensign Andrew Dahl worries about casualties suffered by low-ranking officers during away missions before making a shocking discovery about the starship's actual purpose
Don't live for your obituary : advice, commentary and personal observations on writing, 2008-2017 by John Scalzi( Book )
1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Between 2008 and 2017, author John Scalzi wrote fifteen books, became a New York Times bestselling author, and won numerous awards, including the Hugo, the Locus and the Governor's Award for the Arts in Ohio. He also had book deals crater, lost more awards than he won, worried about his mortgage and health insurance, flubbed a few deadlines, tried to be a decent parent and husband, and got into some arguments on the Internet, because, after all, that's what the Internet is for. Scalzi wrote about it all--the highs and lows in the life of a working writer--and gave his readers, and other writers, a glimpse of the day-to-day business of navigating a writing life in today's world. Sometimes these essays offered advice. Sometimes they commented on the practical business of publishing and selling books. Sometimes they focused on the writing issues, arguments and personalities of the day. And sometimes, Scalzi reflected on his own writing life and career, and what both meant in the larger scheme of things. Don't Live For Your Obituary is a curated selection of that decade of advice, commentary and observations on the writing life, from one of the best-known science fiction authors working today. But more than that, it's a portrait of an era--ten years of drama, controversy and change in writing, speculative fiction and the world in general--from someone who was there when it happened... and who had opinions about it all
Your hate mail will be graded : a decade of Whatever, 1998-2008 by John Scalzi( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
A compilation of some of the writings from the author's popular blog, Whatever, from 1998 to 2008
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Alternative Names
John Scalzi Amerikaans schrijver
John Scalzi amerikansk författare
John Scalzi amerikansk skribent
John Scalzi écrivain américain
John Scalzi Escritor de ciencia ficción estadounidense
John Scalzi scrittore statunitense
John Scalzi US-amerikanischer Autor und Online-Schriftsteller
Scalzi, John 1969-
Scalzi, John (John Michael), 1969-
Scalzi, John Michael 1969-
Джон Скалзи
Джон Скальці
Скальци, Джон
ג'ון סקאלזי
סקאלזי, ג׳ון
סקאלזי, ג׳ון 1969-
סקאלזי, ג'ון 1969-
סקלזי, ג'ון 1969-
جان اسکالزی نویسنده آمریکایی
스칼지, 존 1969-
スカルジー, J.B.
スコルジー, ジョン
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