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John Scalzi

Autor(a) de Old Man's War

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About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos


Obras por John Scalzi

Old Man's War (2005) — Autor — 8,588 exemplares
Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas (2012) 4,825 exemplares
The Ghost Brigades (2006) 4,565 exemplares
The Last Colony (2007) 3,736 exemplares
Lock In (2014) 2,980 exemplares
Zoe's Tale (2008) 2,560 exemplares
The Collapsing Empire (2017) 2,436 exemplares
The Android's Dream (2006) 2,330 exemplares
Fuzzy Nation (2011) 1,767 exemplares
Agent to the Stars (2005) 1,701 exemplares
The Human Division (2013) 1,556 exemplares
The Kaiju Preservation Society (2022) 1,452 exemplares
The End of All Things (2015) 1,260 exemplares
The Consuming Fire (2018) 1,223 exemplares
Head On (2018) 1,076 exemplares
The Last Emperox (2020) 1,022 exemplares
The Dispatcher (2016) 829 exemplares
The God Engines (2009) 798 exemplares
The Sagan Diary (2007) 776 exemplares
Starter Villain (2023) 695 exemplares
Metatropolis (2008) — Editor; Contribuidor — 573 exemplares
The Human Division #1: The B-Team (2013) 316 exemplares
After the Coup (2008) 271 exemplares
Murder by Other Means (2020) 252 exemplares
Questions for a Soldier (2005) 229 exemplares
Judge Sn Goes Golfing (2009) 159 exemplares
Travel by Bullet (2022) 142 exemplares
The Mallet of Loving Correction (2012) 138 exemplares
The President's Brain is Missing (2010) 113 exemplares
The Tale of the Wicked (2012) 104 exemplares
An Election (2012) 97 exemplares
The Rough Guide to the Universe (2003) 96 exemplares
Everything but the Squeal (2016) 76 exemplares
Slow Time Between the Stars (2023) 74 exemplares
A Very Scalzi Christmas (2019) 65 exemplares
The Life of the Mind (2015) 61 exemplares
Don't Live For Your Obituary (2017) 57 exemplares
Clash of the Geeks — Editor; Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
This Hollow Union (2015) 48 exemplares
To Stand or Fall (2015) 44 exemplares
Muse of Fire (2013) 44 exemplares
Can Long Endure (2015) 44 exemplares
Redshirts: Chapters 1-4 (2012) 30 exemplares
The Origin of the Flow (2019) 24 exemplares
Subterranean Scalzi Super Bundle (2012) 20 exemplares
Waiting for Athena 14 exemplares
Subterranean Magazine, Issue #4 (Spring 2006) (2006) — Editor — 12 exemplares
The High Castle 10 exemplares
Pluto Tells All 7 exemplares
Utere Nihil… [short story] (2014) 5 exemplares
The Other Large Thing 4 exemplares
Extras 3 exemplares
Suburban Excursion 2 exemplares
Sneak Peek for Starter Villain (2023) 2 exemplares
The Statue 2 exemplares
Sarah's Sister 2 exemplares
A model Dog 1 exemplar
Penelope (poem) 1 exemplar
Midnight rises 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Martian Chronicles (1950) — Introdução, algumas edições16,462 exemplares
The Forever War (1974) — Prefácio, algumas edições9,344 exemplares
Always Coming Home (1985) — Introdução, algumas edições2,112 exemplares
Robots vs Fairies (2018) — Contribuidor — 227 exemplares
Twenty-First Century Science Fiction (2013) — Contribuidor — 180 exemplares
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2014 Edition (2015) — Contribuidor — 153 exemplares
The Best of R. A. Lafferty (2019) — Contribuidor — 152 exemplares
Black Tide Rising (2016) — Contribuidor, algumas edições93 exemplares
The Art of John Harris (2014) — Prefácio — 88 exemplares
The Best of Subterranean (2017) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
Escape Pod: The Science Fiction Anthology (2020) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
Rip-Off! (2012) — Contribuidor — 65 exemplares
Scenting the Dark and Other Stories (2009) — Introdução — 62 exemplares
Mash Up (2012) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares
Resist: Tales from a Future Worth Fighting Against (2018) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
The Stories: Five Years of Original Fiction on tor.com (2013) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
A Better Way to Die (2015) — Introdução, algumas edições30 exemplares
Love, Death + Robots: The Official Anthology, Volume 1 (2021) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
First-Person Singularities: Stories (2017) — Introdução — 18 exemplares
Tor.com: Selected Original Fiction, 2008-2012 (2013) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Love, Death + Robots: The Official Anthology, Volume 2+3 (2022) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
The Paulandstormonomicon — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
MidAmeriCon II Souvenir Book — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Subterranean Magazine Summer 2008 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Scalzi, John Michael, II
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Fairfield, California, USA
Locais de residência
Covina, California, USA
Glendora, California, USA
Claremont, California, USA
Fresno, California, USA
Bradford, Ohio, USA
University of Chicago (BA|1991)
film critic
humor columnist
In-house writer/editor (America Online)
Professional blogger (America Online)
business consultant
Booth, John Wilkes (distantly related)
Blauser, Kristine Ann (wife)
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA)
Fresno Bee
America Online
Prémios e menções honrosas
John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (2006)
Hugo Nominee (Fan Writer ∙ 2007)
Hugo (Fan Writer ∙ 2008)
Hugo (Novel ∙ 2013)
Ethan Ellenberg (Ethan Ellenberg Agency)
Bibi Lewis (Ethan Ellenberg Agency)
Joel Gotler (film/TV)

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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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I love Scalzi. This was just a delight. So many fun little twists in here.
cmbohn | 62 outras críticas | Feb 21, 2024 |
This was an entertaining read with a lot of villains who all want all the power and several unreliable narrators telling our hero what they think.

Charlie is a part-time teacher who would like to own a bar. Well he actually would love to be back in journalism but that doesn't pay and he lost his job in that a while ago. He's still living in the family home, having come home to mind his dad, dealing with his cat Hera and now dealing with the death of his uncle. Not only is his uncle dead but some of the people who attend the funeral try to stab him to make sure and then his house is blown up. He really has no choice than to throw himself at the mercy of his uncles staff to survive. Only his uncle was a supervillain and he's having to deal with a lot of weird along the way, including the fact that his cat was spying on him and can use a keyboard to communicate; and that his uncle had sentient dolphins who are very rude and need mollifying.
The ending felt a little underwhelming, I mean it made sense but it seemed to be quite sudden, but the story was overall quite fun. Charlie may have been out of his depth but the entire sequence where he's dealing with another villain and zoom calls made me laugh quite hard. It was a quick read but it was fun for every minute of the read.
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wyvernfriend | 62 outras críticas | Feb 19, 2024 |
My first John Scalzi book. It was a lot of fun. Throw a substitute teacher into a Bond Villain world see what happens. Comedy ensues. Very reminiscent, to me at least, of Christopher Moore, but a little sillier (if that's even possible). A very light, easy read.
hhornblower | 62 outras críticas | Feb 16, 2024 |
Charlie is a divorced substitute teacher, a cat dad and former finance journalist. He’s barely scraping by and living in his father’s house, which his brothers want him out of so they can sell it. Then his mysterious uncle dies, Charlie arranges and attends his funeral service, even saying a few words and receiving the very few attendees. Charlies Uncle was a virtual stranger to him, but he attempts to do the kind thing... a kind thing that plunges him into the hidden world of people who pull the global economy’s strings...the world of villains. With his uncle’s assistant... a competent lady who only tolerates him as his guide, within a mere 12 hours, Charlie negotiates with a dolphin union, attends a business conference for evil start-ups, tours a volcano lair and tries his best not to get killed. Might have been everyday occurrences in his uncle's life...but not Charlie's...at least not yet. Charlie’s unerring desire to try to do the right thing and his keen sense of observational humor carry the reader along on this wild ride with him, as he reluctantly navigates the role of sort-of-evil business owner. The story has a unique and mostly hilarious premise along with a great deal of sardonically humorous commentary on the state of modern billionaires and the house of cards that is better known as...the economy. There is also some posturing about the lasers that can blow up satellites and cranky old men who believe they are owed the world for just having the most money. Funny, insightful and character-driven, this book is a quick and delightful read, especially for people who are skeptical of the myth of self-made CEOs. I picked up Starter Villain based on the eye-catching cute cat on the cover but actually found it nearly impossible to put down. Charlie understands enough about capitalism and his fragile place in it to be tired, but he keeps trying and taking risks trying to help people. He’s a good character for a lot of reasons, but the main one is something that is becoming very lacking in today's world... Charlie genuinely CARES. No person...or cat...oh yeah there is a very strange cat involved also...but not left behind. I believe perhaps the core message the author is trying to get across is that no matter the crazy, total insanity of life, you totally have to care, or you’ll lose yourself and may not be able to find the same "you" again.… (mais)
Carol420 | 62 outras críticas | Feb 12, 2024 |



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