John Scalzi’s “Whatever” ‘Old Man’s War”& “Redshirts” — 05/09/2014

For Your Entertainment (FYE)
 
“John Michael Scalzi II (born May 10, 1969) is an American science fiction author and online writer, 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, at which he has written daily on a number of topics since 1998. He won the Hugo Award for Best Fanwriter in 2008 based predominantly on that blog, which he has also used for several prominent 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, and writing, and served as a creative consultant for the TV series Stargate Universe.”
 
“Scalzi was born in California and spent his childhood there, primarily in the Los Angeles suburbs of CovinaGlendora and Claremont. Scalzi went to high school with noted blogger Josh Marshall; both were members of the class of 1987. After attending The Webb Schools of California, Scalzi attended The University of Chicago, where he was a classmate of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Auburn. Scalzi’s thesis advisor, for a brief time, was Saul Bellow. Scalzi abandoned his course of study with Bellow when he became Student Ombudsman for the University. During his 1989–1990 school year Scalzi was also 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 humor columnist. In 1996 he was hired as the in-house writer and editor at America Online and moved to Sterling, Virginia, with his wife, Kristine Ann Blauser, whom he had married in 1995. He was laid off in 1998, and since then he has been a full-time freelance writer and author. In 2001 Scalzi, his wife, and their daughter, Athena Marie, who was born in 1998, moved to Bradford, Ohio, to be closer to family.
Scalzi is distantly related to John Wilkes Booth.
Scalzi was elected president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 2010. He was the only nominee on the ballot. He had previously run as a write-in candidate in 2007, challenging the sole ballot nominee that year, but was not successful. He decided not to run again, so his term ended in 2013.
He lives in Ohio with his wife, daughter, and a varying number of pets, one of whom got significant media attention from the time Scalzi taped bacon to it in September 2006. (As a result of that attention, Scalzi now maintains a web repository for links to All Things Bacon on theWhatever site.)“”
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Scalzi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Man%27s_War
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ghost_Brigades
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Colony
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoe%27s_Tale
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Human_Division
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Android%27s_Dream
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agent_to_the_Stars
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuzzy_Nation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redshirts_(novel)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_God_Engines
http://whatever.scalzi.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugo_Award
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugo_Award_for_Best_Novel
 
 
Watch out for the video games and “sci-fi” movies coming up……….;+)

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