February222013

To Take You Into the Weekend, Me Singing “Redshirt” With Jonathan Coulton and His Band

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And I’m on key at least 60% of the time!

If you just want to see the part where I fall on my ass, fast forward to 4:15 and wait a couple of seconds. This was during the JoCo Cruise Crazy 3…

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John Scalzi jumping around and singing.

January162013
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The Human Division, Episode One: The B-Team is Live!


And so we begin. “The B-Team,” the double-length debut episode of The Human Division, my latest…


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Scalzi’s new episodic ebook starts, and he has a tumblr no one told me about.

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The Human Division, Episode One: The B-Team is Live!

And so we begin. “The B-Team,” the double-length debut episode of The Human Division, my latest…

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Scalzi’s new episodic ebook starts, and he has a tumblr no one told me about.

December172012

The Fuzzy Series by H. Beam Piper

  • Little Fuzzy (1962)
  • Fuzzy Sapiens (1964) [Originally The Other Human Race]
  • Fuzzies and Other People (1984) [Discovered and published posthumously]
Fuzzy Nation (2011) by John Scalzi [Reboot]
July152012
Amazon has the hardcover release of John Scalzi’s new Old Man’s War entry The Human Division set for release Apr. 2, 2013.
Will you be reading The Human Division in its serialized format, or wait for the full book to release in physical form?

Amazon has the hardcover release of John Scalzi’s new Old Man’s War entry The Human Division set for release Apr. 2, 2013.

Will you be reading The Human Division in its serialized format, or wait for the full book to release in physical form?

April272012
"After the Coup" (2008)
[Old Man’s War Universe]
by John Scalzi
Read here 

"After the Coup" (2008)

[Old Man’s War Universe]

by John Scalzi

Read here 

December312011
“The Obin were obsessed with the Consu, for perfectly excellent reasons: How could you not be obsessed with the creatures that gave you intelligence, and then ignored you for all eternity?” Zoe’s Tale
October22011

Old Man’s War Universe - John Scalzi

  • Old Man’s War (2005)
  • The Ghost Brigades (2006)
  • The Sagan Diary [Novella] (2007)
  • The Last Colony (2007)
  • Zoe’s Tale (2008)

Old Man’s War synopsis from wikipedia: It is set in a universe heavily populated with life forms; colonists from Earth must compete for the scarce planetary real estate which is suitable for sustaining life. As such, Perry must learn to battle against a wide variety of aliens. While the soldiers in Starship Troopers and The Forever War relied on powered body armor to gain advantage over their aliens, the soldiers in Old Man’s War have enhanced DNA and nanotechnology, giving them advantages in strength, speed, and endurance.

February252011
February192011
Old Man’s War (2005)
by John Scalzi

With his wife dead and buried, and life nearly over at 75, John Perry  takes the only logical course of action left him: he joins the army. Now  better known as the Colonial Defense Force (CDF), Perry’s  service-of-choice has extended its reach into interstellar space to pave  the way for human colonization of other planets while fending off  marauding aliens. The CDF has a trick up its sleeve that makes  enlistment especially enticing for seniors: the promise of restoring  youth. After bonding with a group of fellow recruits who dub their  clique the Old Farts, Perry finds himself in a new body crafted from his  original DNA and upgraded for battle, including fast-clotting  “smartblood” and a brain-implanted personal computer. All too quickly  the Old Farts are separated, and Perry fights for his life on various  alien-infested battlegrounds.
-Booklist (via Amazon.com)

Book 1 of a tetralogy
Personal Note: Currently reading. The book has often been compared to Forever War by Haldeman and Starship Troopers by Heinlein.

Old Man’s War (2005)

by John Scalzi

With his wife dead and buried, and life nearly over at 75, John Perry takes the only logical course of action left him: he joins the army. Now better known as the Colonial Defense Force (CDF), Perry’s service-of-choice has extended its reach into interstellar space to pave the way for human colonization of other planets while fending off marauding aliens. The CDF has a trick up its sleeve that makes enlistment especially enticing for seniors: the promise of restoring youth. After bonding with a group of fellow recruits who dub their clique the Old Farts, Perry finds himself in a new body crafted from his original DNA and upgraded for battle, including fast-clotting “smartblood” and a brain-implanted personal computer. All too quickly the Old Farts are separated, and Perry fights for his life on various alien-infested battlegrounds.

-Booklist (via Amazon.com)

Book 1 of a tetralogy

Personal Note: Currently reading. The book has often been compared to Forever War by Haldeman and Starship Troopers by Heinlein.

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