john scalzi

  1. Vertigo

    The Last Emperox by John Scalzi

    This is a good solid finish to the trilogy, however I didn’t really feel that either of the second and third books really lived up to the promise of the first and the final ending felt a bit rushed and unconvincing. A couple of important plot twists were effective when first used but felt sloppy...
  2. Vertigo

    The Consuming Fire by John Scalzi

    Consuming Fire is the second instalment in Scalzi’s Interdependency series. The collapse of the ‘Flow’ that enables interstellar travel between the dispersed elements of the Interdependency has begun and the race to figure out a way to survive that collapse has also begun but, with much...
  3. TWErvin2

    The Dispatcher by John Scalzi

    This one I picked up as an audiobook. An interesting concept. Pretty short, a good mystery tale. I don't think the concept would've carried for a full-length novel. At least not for the story told. The concept that is the vehicle the story's mystery, that anyone who is killed...
  4. Dave

    The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi

    I have just read The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi, based upon recommendation from members here. I really liked it. It is my first John Scalzi book, but I can see his appeal - fast paced, modern language and feisty characters. I like the idea behind this series - The Flow, a natural...
  5. Vertigo

    The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi

    Humans have expanded out to the stars but the inconvenient light speed limit imposed by physics would make trade and communication across such interstellar distances impossible. However the ‘flow’ was discovered, a kind of little understood hyperspace that has allowed short cuts between...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. A

    Zoe’s Tale-John Scalzi

    Zoe’s Tale John Scalzi Tor, Aug 2008, $24.95 ISBN: 0765316986 Jane Sagan and John Perry have been recruited to establish Roanoke, a new human colony. When they agreed to help, neither Jane nor John expected interference or hostility from the scheming amoral home-world government. They were also...
  11. A

    Agent To The Stars-John Scalzi

    Agent To The Stars John Scalzi Tor, Nov 2008, $14.95 ISBN: 0765317710 Although relatively young compared to his envious peers, Hollywood agent Tom Stein is the top gun in his vocation at this moment. His confidence is extremely high that he can sell anyone. His newest star literally comes from...
  12. A

    Redshirts-John Scalzi

    Redshirts John Scalzi Tor Books, June 5 2012, $24.99 ISBN: 9780765316998 In 2456, Ensign Andrew Dahl is euphoric to learn he has been assigned to the Universal Union starship Intrepid to work in the xenobiology laboratory on the journey on Away Missions. Dahl notices that veterans hide whenever...
  13. Fishbowl Helmet

    Scalzi's New Deal...

    Over here... kinda great news for the man.
  14. 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,"...
  15. 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."
  16. Extollager

    Libraries Tribute -- Scalzi, etc. 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...
  17. Werthead

    Redshirts by John Scalzi

  18. 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...
  19. 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!
  20. 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)?