WorldCat Identities

Scalzi, John 1969-

Works: 192 works in 731 publications in 15 languages and 22,737 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  War fiction  Novels  Paranormal fiction  Horror fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Psychological fiction  Sports fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor
Classifications: PS3619.C256, 813.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Scalzi
Lock in by John Scalzi( Book )

31 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,149 WorldCat member 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 )

37 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,910 WorldCat member 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 )

70 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 1,810 WorldCat member 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 collapsing empire by John Scalzi( Book )

22 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Czech and held by 1,535 WorldCat member 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
The last colony by John Scalzi( Book )

37 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Serving his human colony on distant Huckleberry as a village ombudsman, retired fighter John Perry looks forward to settling into farm life with his wife and adopted daughter before he is drawn back into the dangerous interstellar politics of his past
Head on by John Scalzi( Book )

22 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hilketa is a frenetic and violent pastime where players attack each other with swords and hammers. All the players are "threeps," robot-like bodies controlled by people with Haden's Syndrome. No one gets hurt, but the brutality is real and the crowds love it until a star athlete drops dead on the playing field. FBI agents and Haden-related crime investigators, Chris Shane and Leslie Vann, are called in to uncover the truth - and in doing so travel to the darker side of the fast-growing sport of Hilketa, where fortunes are made or lost, and where players and owners do whatever it takes to win, on and off the field
Zoe's tale by John Scalzi( Book )

33 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 1,137 WorldCat member 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
The end of all things by John Scalzi( Book )

23 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,122 WorldCat member 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 )

25 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,081 WorldCat member 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
Fuzzy nation by John Scalzi( Book )

22 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,066 WorldCat member 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 android's dream by John Scalzi( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 928 WorldCat member 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
The ghost brigades by John Scalzi( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in Italian and English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When humanity is threatened by an alliance of three adversarial races who would halt the world's expansion into space, Jared Dirac, a super-power clone, tries to discover why the scientist who gave him his DNA has revealed key military secrets
The consuming fire by John Scalzi( Book )

9 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Interdependency, humanity's interstellar empire, is on the verge of collapse. The Flow, the extra-dimensional conduit that makes travel between the stars possible, is disappearing, leaving entire star systems stranded. When it goes, human civilization may go with it--unless desperate measures can be taken. Emperox Grayland II, the leader of the Interdependency, is ready to take those measures to help ensure the survival of billions. But nothing is ever that easy. Arrayed before her are those who believe the collapse of the Flow is a myth--or at the very least, an opportunity that can allow them to ascend to power. While Grayland prepares for disaster, others are preparing for a civil war, a war that will take place in the halls of power, the markets of business, and the altars of worship as much as it will take place between spaceships and battlefields. The Emperox and her allies are smart and resourceful, but so are her enemies. Nothing about this power struggle will be simple or easy ... and all of humanity will be caught in its widening gyre"--
Agent to the stars by John Scalzi( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 541 WorldCat member 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 ghost brigades by John Scalzi( Book )

44 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 540 WorldCat member 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 rough guide to the universe by John Scalzi( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member 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 rough guide to sci-fi movies by John Scalzi( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member 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 God engines by John Scalzi( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Devoted to the Bishopry Militant and to his crew, ship captain Ean Tephe is given a secret mission to a hidden land
The dispatcher by John Scalzi( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One day, not long from now, it becomes almost impossible to murder anyone--999 times out of a thousand, anyone who is intentionally killed comes back. How? We don't know. But it changes everything: war, crime, daily life. Tony Valdez is a Dispatcher--a licensed, bonded professional whose job is to humanely dispatch those whose circumstances put them in death's crosshairs, so they can have a second chance to avoid the reaper. But when a fellow Dispatcher and former friend is apparently kidnapped, Tony learns that there are some things that are worse than death, and that some people are ready to do almost anything to avenge what they see as a wrong. It's a race against time for Valdez to find his friend before it's too late ... before not even a Dispatcher can save him.--Jacket flap
First-person singularities by Robert Silverberg( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member 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
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Alternative Names
John Scalzi

John Scalzi Amerikaans schrijver

John Scalzi amerikai sci-fi-író

John Scalzi amerikansk författare

John Scalzi amerikansk skribent

John Scalzi écrivain américain

John Scalzi Escriptor estatunidenc de ciència ficció

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Scalzi, John 1969-

Scalzi, John (John Michael), 1969-

Scalzi, John Michael 1969-

Джон Скалзи

Джон Скальці

Джон Скальці американський письменник-фантаст

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