john scalzi

  1. CylonScream

    Possible SYFY show "Ghost Brigade" Based on John Scalzi's Old Mans War.

    A friend of mine informed me syfy has been working on this! Being one of my favorite book series, I,m very excited! If you enjoy space travel, alien encounter sci-fi, I highly recommend this series. Does anyone have more info on this possible show. I cant find much on it besides "it's...
  2. Kylara

    Books similar to Scalzi's Redshirts

    Have been organising my libraries again and trying to update my computer database with my newest books. My partner's birthday book Redshirts appeared and he remarked how much he enjoyed it (and The Martian) and asked me if he could have something similar for Xmas. Short notice as per usual...
  3. Vertigo

    Little Fuzzy by H Beam Piper and Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi

    Having decided to read John Scalzi's Fuzzy Nation I felt it would be interesting to read it and H Beam Piper's original - Little Fuzzy - together and do a little compare and contrast of the two books. So I read Piper's original first and then immediately went on to read Scalzi's version. Below I...
  4. Vertigo

    The Human Division by John Scalzi

    Although not presented as such this is really a book of linked short stories (episodes Scalzi calls them). They follow a common timeline and have common characters and, whilst there is an overall mystery that links them all, this is never resolved and left completely hanging at the end. In...
  5. Fishbowl Helmet

    Scalzi's New Deal...

    Over here... kinda great news for the man.
  6. Nerds_feather

    John Scalzi on whether Heinlein could win a Hugo today

    Very interesting post, which unsurprisingly comes from Scalzi's well-established liberal/Heinlein-loving perspective. For reference, another SF writer (John C. Wright) made the claim that Heinlein couldn't win a Hugo today (because, you know, "thought police," "political correctness,"...
  7. Fishbowl Helmet

    Scalzi: Hydra Imprint Has Appallingly Bad Contract Terms...

    Scalzi on the new Hydra imprint. "If this is the economic model Random House genuinely plans to follow for the future of electronic publishing, it deserves to die."
  8. Extollager

    Libraries Tribute -- Scalzi, etc.

    http://whatever.scalzi.com/2013/02/23/a-personal-history-of-libraries/ http://www.theamericanconservative.com/jacobs/on-libraries/ I discovered my two top favorite authors in a public library -- I was just looking around for something to read. I will await comparable testimonies from people...
  9. Werthead

    Redshirts by John Scalzi

    Redshirts
  10. Nerds_feather

    Redshirts by John Scalzi

    has anyone read this? if so, what did you think? i thought the idea was great--poking fun at some of the ridiculousness of Star Trek--and it was really funny at times, but it also felt a bit one-dimensional to me as well. more thoughts here...
  11. Nerds_feather

    Old Man's War series (Scalzi)

    anyone else a fan? i love scalzi's approach--humorous and often tongue-in-cheek, but using humor to make a lot of very serious, very poignant points about our own societies and politics as well. also, there's word OMW may be made into a film!
  12. J-Sun

    Scalzi: 9 Scifi Films You Should See That You (Probably) Haven't

    Article Since I've seen and enjoyed the first three (or reasonable facsimiles thereof) and already wanted to see the fourth, it looks like an excellent list and I probably want to see all of them. Anybody seen any of these (especially the last six)?
  13. biodroid

    John Scalzi

    I'm not sure if a thread has been started for John, so here goes. I am currently Kindling Old Man's War and am really glad I started reading it. This is really a fun, witty, sad, laugh out loud "science fiction/space opera?" story. About and old man who turns 75 and joins the military to be...
  14. Omphalos

    Old Man's War, by John Scalzi

    Although I really am a decent guy when you get to know me, I'll admit that my own personal outlook has the entire world populated with idiots, and, I'm sorry to say, I'll probably consider you one until I get to know you and you prove me wrong. I get lots of on-line criticism about that. Well...
  15. Carolyn Hill

    John Scalzi and John Steakley

    I just finished reading John Scalzi’s Old Man's War, a nominee for the 2006 Hugo award, and found myself comparing it to John Steakley’s Armor, published in 1984, which I read a few months ago. Scalzi’s work is an entertaining read very much in the Heinlein tradition, as noted in the cover...
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