John Scalzi is maybe the best science fiction writer alive in my humble opinion. His Old Man’s War trilogy is one of my absolute favorites.
His Military science fiction reminds me of Heinlein in style if not ideology. John’s characters often observe society and grows in insight and ability as the story gets along. Stylewise he is witty and pointed and have a sneaky kind of humor that hits you from behind at times. Ideawise he is original, surprising and ironic, a great worldbuilder.
I read his blog Whatever, if not daily, at least a couple of times a week. It makes me smile and sometimes roar with laughter. His blog is mainly about writing but he also makes pointed comments about contemporary stuff from gay marriages to healthcare reforms. There is also music, food and pictures of the family and their cats and dog.
He is the creative consultant of Stargate Universe, one of my favorite TV series.
Old Man’s War
I love this series so much, in fact it was the subject of the first article I ever wrote on this blog. I will soon reread the books and write the articles they deserve.
- Old Man’s War
- The Ghost Brigade
- The Last Colony
- Zoe’s Tale
Stand Alone Novels
- Agent to the Stars (Free online version)
- The Android’s Dream
- Judge Sn Goes Golfing (novella)
- The God Engines (novella)