Science fiction author John Scalzi '87 works as a film critic, columnist, writer and editor, freelance writer and novelist. He is best known for his series of "Old Man's War" novels.
His novel "Redshirts: A Novel With Three Codas" won awards including the Hugo award for Best Novel in 2013, and the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. He has also received other accolades for his work including the Audie, the Seiun and the Kurd Lasswitz. In 2008, his novel The Last Colony was on the New York Times bestseller list, and in 2009 he was hired as a Creative Consultant for the television show Stargate: Universe.
Scalzi has a blog, Whatever, which he has written daily on a number of topics since 1998.
"Old Man's War" is also on its way to becoming a Netflix original film. The novel is currently in development at the widely popular entertainment company. Scalzi revealed he is excited because he would love to see the book as a movie, but also because "Netflix is a place where a lot of fantastic entertainment is happening these days," he wrote on his website.
He has returned to speak at Webb multiple times, most recently for a reading and Q&A with alumni, students and faculty over Alumni Weekend 2017.
Amara Berry ’12 truly embodies what it means to think boldly, mindfully and creatively. In October 2017, she was invited to give a Tedx Talk in Providence, Rhode Island, where she spoke on the legacy of her grandparents, how their work inspired her and the incredible work she is doing with our youth through The Sparkle Program.
We are pleased and excited to announce the appointment of Jennifer Liu as Webb’s Director of Parent Relations and Special Events effective November 1. In this position, Liu will oversee our parent relations program, which serves more than 750 current parents worldwide and an active volunteer network through our Affiliates parent organization.
An opportunity to pick the brain of award-winning author John Scalzi '87, is not one you want to miss. Discussing topics ranging from what exactly defines a burrito to what projects he currently has in production, there's never a dull moment with Scalzi.
For Webb sports fans who can’t attend a game, or if you’d like to follow along with the live stats and scores from our athletic contests, most of our home games will be covered live with video and play-by-play at The NFHS Network.
To learn more about working in independent schools and meet with school representatives about open positions, please join Webb and 30 other participants on Saturday, February 23 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at Harvard-Westlake School in Studio City.