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John Scalzi '87

John Scalzi ’87 is a novelist and non-fiction author best known for his Hugo Award-nominated science fiction novel Old Man's War (2005). Scalzi has published seven other novels since then, and his work has been translated into 14 different languages.

Scalzi is the recipient of various awards including the Hugo (his novel Redshirts won the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novel), the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award (science fiction category) and the Geffen (Israeli science fiction award). 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. In February 2011, Paramount Pictures acquired the screen rights to Old Man’s War. David Self will be adapting the story for the project that Wolfgang Peterson is directing, as well as co-producing with Scott Stuber.

In 2011 Scalzi released his latest work, Fuzzy Nationwhich reached #23 on the NY Times Bestseller list for hardcover fiction.
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