Search Results: "John Scalzi"


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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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JOHN!  by Rolin Bruno
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2015

"While sometimes offering a confusing tangle of voices that lack individual features, this tale delivers a fresh and well-researched fictionalization of the assembling of the Apostles from John's point of view."
A young John the Apostle leaves his home to follow Jesus in this debut biblical novel. Read full book review >

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JOHN by Niall Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Irish novelist Williams (Four Letters of Love, 1999, etc.) takes spiritual issues seriously—and continues to write compellingly about them."
John the Apostle, now a revered Master in exile with a small band of Christian brothers on the island of Patmos, confronts heresy, schism and doubt. Read full book review >

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JOHN BIRCH by Terry Lautz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2016

"A useful work that elucidates both the U.S. role in China and some elements of the contemporary conservative mindset."
A serious probe into the life of the Baptist missionary to China who posthumously (and thus unwittingly) served as the right wing's poster child. Read full book review >

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JOHN MARSHALL by Harlow Giles Unger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A vigorous account of an influential American life."
A cradle-to-grave biography of the U.S. Supreme Court's longest-serving chief justice. Read full book review >