Books by John Scalzi

John Scalzi is a prolific journalist, columnist, and non-fiction writer whose books include The Rough Guide to the Universe and The Book of the Dumb. His web journal The Whatever is one of the longest-established and most widely-read weblogs on the net. H


VIRTUE SIGNALING by John Scalzi
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Dec. 31, 2018

"Of interest, if a bit warmed over and not entirely satisfying at times."
Marking the 20th anniversary of his blog, the bestselling science-fiction author gathers posts from 2013 to 2018. Read full book review >
HEAD ON by John Scalzi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2018

"Very clever, wonderfully satisfying fun."
The long-awaited second in a series (Lock In, 2014) that explores disability politics within the context of a near-future techno-thriller. Read full book review >
THE DISPATCHER by John Scalzi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2017

"A what-if tale reminiscent of Asimov at his twistiest."
Previously produced solely as an audiobook, this noir novella—now available as an illustrated text—offers a unique wrinkle on a popular science-fiction trope. Read full book review >
THE COLLAPSING EMPIRE by John Scalzi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2017

"Scalzi continues to be almost insufferably good at his brand of fun but think-y sci-fi adventure."
In the first of a new series, brutal politics and pitiless physics threaten an interstellar empire built on trade. Read full book review >
MINIATURES by John Scalzi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 31, 2016

"Somewhat repetitive in theme, often verging on the silly, but on the whole, quite amusing."
Scalzi has said that his two writing strengths are his novels (The End of All Things, 2015, etc.) and his very short fiction; this slim offering showcases the latter. Read full book review >
THE END OF ALL THINGS by John Scalzi
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Delightful, compulsively readable, and even somewhat nutritious brain candy."
In the sixth Old Man's War novel, a direct sequel to The Human Division (2013), human and alien governments on the brink of war must foil the secret cabal that pushed them there.Read full book review >
LOCK IN by John Scalzi
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"This SF thriller provides yet more evidence that Scalzi (The Human Division, 2013, etc.) is a master at creating appealing commercial fiction."
In the near future, a meningitislike disease has killed millions and left a small percentage of survivors "locked in"—fully conscious, but unable to move any part of their bodies. Read full book review >
THE HUMAN DIVISION by John Scalzi
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 14, 2013

"A Heinlein-like adventure for a serious sci-fi fan."
Scalzi (Redshirts, 2012, etc.) offers his fifth in the Old Man's War series. Read full book review >
REDSHIRTS by John Scalzi
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 5, 2012

"Check the date. If it isn't April 1st, you've been had."
Scalzi (Fuzzy Nation, 2011, etc.) takes a stab at metafiction—and misses. Read full book review >
FUZZY NATION by John Scalzi
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2011

"A totally unnecessary endeavor, but an enjoyable and powerful one nonetheless."
An acclaimed modern sci-fi writer adds depth and unexpected poignancy to a "reboot" of H. Beam Piper's classic 1962 novel Little Fuzzy. Read full book review >