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The End of All Things (Old Man's War Book 6)
by John Scalzi
Hugo-award winning author, John Scalzi returns to his best-selling Old Man's War universe with The End of All Things , the direct sequel to 2013's The Human Division Humans expanded into space...only to find a universe populated with multiple alien species bent on their destruction. Thus was the Colonial Union formed, to help protect...
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Old Man's War
by John Scalzi
John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First he visited his wife's grave. Then he joined the army. The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce-and aliens willing to fight for them are common. The universe, it turns out, is a hostile place. So:...
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The Ghost Brigades (Old Man's War Book 2)
by John Scalzi
The Ghost Brigades are the Special Forces of the Colonial Defense Forces, elite troops created from the DNA of the dead and turned into the perfect soldiers for the CDF's toughest operations. They're young, they're fast and strong, and they're totally without normal human qualms. The universe is a dangerous place for humanity—and...
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The Last Colony (Old Man's War Book 3)
by John Scalzi
Retired from his fighting days, John Perry is now village ombudsman for a human colony on distant Huckleberry. With his wife, former Special Forces warrior Jane Sagan, he farms several acres, adjudicates local disputes, and enjoys watching his adopted daughter grow up. That is, until his and Jane's past reaches out to bring them back...
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The Human Division (Old Man's War Book 5)
by John Scalzi
Following the events of The Last Colony , John Scalzi tells the story of the fight to maintain the unity of the human race. The people of Earth now know that the human Colonial Union has kept them ignorant of the dangerous universe around them. For generations the CU had defended humanity against hostile aliens, deliberately keeping...
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Zoe's Tale (Old Man's War Book 4)
by John Scalzi
How do you tell your part in the biggest tale in history? I ask because it's what I have to do. I'm Zoe Boutin Perry: A colonist stranded on a deadly pioneer world. Holy icon to a race of aliens. A player (and a pawn) in a interstellar chess match to save humanity, or to see it fall. Witness to history. Friend. Daughter. Human....
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Redshirts: Chapters 1-4
by John Scalzi
THEY WERE EXPENDABLE . . . UNTIL THEY STARTED COMPARING NOTES A free preview of Redshirts, the astonishing new science-fiction yarn from John Scalzi. " Redshirts is (a) ruin-your-underwear funny, (b) a mind-bender sure to Philip K. Dick you over, and (c) absurdly rich in ideas and feeling. John Scalzi sets his imagination to STUN...
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Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas (Hugo Award Winner - Best Novel)
by John Scalzi
Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid , flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. It's a prestige posting, and Andrew is thrilled all the more to be assigned to the ship's Xenobiology laboratory. Life couldn't be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the fact that (1)...
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Lock In: A Novel of the Near Future (Lock In Series)
by John Scalzi
A blazingly inventive near-future thriller from the best-selling, Hugo Award-winning John Scalzi. Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent - and nearly five million souls in the United...
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Questions for a Soldier (Old Man's War)
by John Scalzi
Scalzi revisits the world of his acclaimed debut novel Old Man's War.
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The Android's Dream
by John Scalzi
A human diplomat kills his alien counterpart. Earth is on the verge of war with a vastly superior alien race. A lone man races against time and a host of enemies to find the one object that can save our planet and our people from alien enslavement... A sheep. That's right, a sheep. And if you think that's the most surprising thing...
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The Sagan Diary (Old Man's War)
by John Scalzi
Fans of John Scalzi's "Old Man" universe, prepare yourselves: there's a long new story in that universe, told from the point of view of one of the series' most intriguing characters. Subterranean Press is proud to release The Sagan Diary, a long novelette that for the first time looks at the worlds of the Hugo-nominated Old Man's War...
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Agent to the Stars
by John Scalzi
The space-faring Yherajk have come to Earth to meet us and to begin humanity's first interstellar friendship. There's just one problem: They're hideously ugly and they smell like rotting fish. So getting humanity's trust is a challenge. The Yherajk need someone who can help them close the deal. Enter Thomas Stein, who knows something...
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Unlocked: An Oral History of Haden's Syndrome: A Tor.Com Original (Kindle Single) (Lock In Series)
by John Scalzi
A new near-future science fiction novella by John Scalzi, one of the most popular authors in modern SF. Unlocked traces the medical history behind a virus that will sweep the globe and affect the majority of the world's population, setting the stage for Lock In , the next major novel by John Scalzi. At the Publisher's request, this...
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Fuzzy Nation
by John Scalzi
Jack Holloway works alone, for reasons he doesn't care to talk about. Hundreds of miles from ZaraCorp's headquarters on planet, 178 light-years from the corporation's headquarters on Earth, Jack is content as an independent contractor, prospecting and surveying at his own pace. As for his past, that's not up for discussion. Then, in...
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Judge Sn Goes Golfing
by John Scalzi
John Scalzi visits the universe of his bestselling novel The Android's Dream for this exclusive short story, featuring fan favorite character Judge Nugan Bufan Sn -- a brilliant alien jurist whose misanthropy and lack of social graces is matched only by his futile, unrequited for the game of golf. When he hits the links at the abysmal...
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The God Engines
by John Scalzi
Captain Ean Tephe is a man of faith, whose allegiance to his lord and to his ship is uncontested. The Bishopry Militant knows this -- and so, when it needs a ship and crew to undertake a secret, sacred mission to a hidden land, Tephe is the captain to whom the task is given. Tephe knows from that the start that his mission will be a...
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The Tale of the Wicked
by John Scalzi
Captain Michael Obwije of the Confederation Armed Forces has been hunting a Tarin battle cruiser in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse. But when he orders his own ship in for the killing blow, the hot pursuit turns into a potentially more dangerous situation. One with implications for the entire Confederation.
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The Human Division #12: The Gentle Art of Cracking Heads
by John Scalzi
The twelfth episode of The Human Division, John Scalzi's new thirteen-episode novel in the world of his bestselling Old Man's War . Beginning on January 15, 2013, a new episode of The Human Division will appear in e-book form every Tuesday. United States Diplomat Danielle Lowen was there when one of her fellow diplomats committed...
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An Election
by John Scalzi
When his city council representative is hit by a bus, David Sawyer decides to run for the newly-vacated seat. One problem: He's a human in an alien-majority district that hasn't voted in a human in half a century. Can Sawyer pull it off in a race that includes a politically smooth, physically gelatinous front runner, a carnivore whose...
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The Human Division #8: The Sound of Rebellion
by John Scalzi
The eighth episode of The Human Division, John Scalzi's new thirteen-episode novel in the world of his bestselling Old Man's War . Beginning on January 15, 2013, a new episode of The Human Division will appear in e-book form every Tuesday. The Colonial Defense Forces usually protect humanity from alien attack, but now the...
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The Human Division #4: A Voice in the Wilderness
by John Scalzi
The fourth episode of The Human Division, John Scalzi's new thirteen-episode novel in the world of his bestselling Old Man's War . Beginning on January 15, 2013, a new episode of The Human Division will appear in e-book form every Tuesday. Albert Birnbaum was once one of the biggest political talk show hosts around, but these days...
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The Human Division #6: The Back Channel
by John Scalzi
The sixth episode of The Human Division, John Scalzi's new thirteen-episode novel in the world of his bestselling Old Man's War . Beginning on January 15, 2013, a new episode of The Human Division will appear in e-book form every Tuesday. The Conclave is a confederation of four hundred alien races—many of whom would like to see...
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The Human Division #5: Tales From the Clarke
by John Scalzi
The fifth episode of The Human Division, John Scalzi's new thirteen-episode novel in the world of his bestselling Old Man's War . Beginning on January 15, 2013, a new episode of The Human Division will appear in e-book form every Tuesday. Captain Sophia Coloma of the Clarke has a simple task: Ferry around representatives from...
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Muse of Fire
by John Scalzi
Ben Patton is a genuis, a mathematician and a man on the verge of a scientific discovery that could change the world -- if the math he's invented for it works. Ben's secret to his success: A muse, Hestia, who helps him, cares for him and in many ways is the love of his life, as muses so often are for those they inspire. Hestia is Ben's...
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The Human Division #9: The Observers
by John Scalzi
The ninth episode of The Human Division, John Scalzi's new thirteen-episode novel in the world of his bestselling Old Man's War . Beginning on January 15, 2013, a new episode of The Human Division will appear in e-book form every Tuesday. In an effort to improve relations with the Earth, the Colonial Union has invited a...
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The Human Division #1: The B-Team
by John Scalzi
The opening episode of The Human Division, John Scalzi's new thirteen-episode novel in the world of his bestselling Old Man's War . Beginning on January 15, 2013, a new episode of The Human Division will appear in e-book form every Tuesday. Colonial Union Ambassador Ode Abumwe and her team are used to life on the lower end of the...
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The Human Division #3: We Only Need the Heads
by John Scalzi
The third episode of The Human Division, John Scalzi's new thirteen-episode novel in the world of his bestselling Old Man's War . Beginning on January 15, 2013, a new episode of The Human Division will appear in e-book form every Tuesday. CDF Lieutenant Harry Wilson has been loaned out to a CDF platoon tasked with secretly...
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After the Coup: A Tor.Com Original (Old Man's War)
by John Scalzi
In a universe of harsh interstellar conflict, the practice of interspecies diplomacy—when possible—is important. So being a Colonial Union officer attached to an interplanetary diplomatic mission sometimes means taking a fall. Literally. John Scalzi's Old Man's War was one of the most popular SF debut novels of the last decade;...
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The Human Division #10: This Must Be the Place
by John Scalzi
The tenth episode of The Human Division, John Scalzi's new thirteen-episode novel in the world of his bestselling Old Man's War . Beginning on January 15, 2013, a new episode of The Human Division will appear in e-book form every Tuesday. Colonial Union diplomat Hart Schmidt is back home for Harvest Day celebrations—to a family...
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Shadow War of the Night Dragons, Book One: The Dead City: Prologue: A Tor.com Original
by John Scalzi
Old Man's War author John Scalzi's sendup of the heroic fantasy genre, now a finalist for the Hugo Award for Best Short Story.
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Metatropolis
by John Scalzi
Five original tales set in a shared urban future—from some of the hottest young writers in modern SF A strange man comes to an even stranger encampment...a bouncer becomes the linchpin of an unexpected urban movement...a courier on the run has to decide who to trust in a dangerous city...a slacker in a "zero-footprint" town gets a...
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The Human Division #2: Walk the Plank
by John Scalzi
The second episode of The Human Division, John Scalzi's new thirteen-episode novel in the world of his bestselling Old Man's War . Beginning on January 15, 2013, a new episode of The Human Division will appear in e-book form every Tuesday. Wildcat colonies are illegal, unauthorized and secret—so when an injured stranger shows up...
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The Human Division #13: Earth Below, Sky Above
by John Scalzi
The final episode of The Human Division, John Scalzi's new thirteen-episode novel in the world of his bestselling Old Man's War . Beginning on January 15, 2013, a new episode of The Human Division will appear in e-book form every Tuesday. At last, the Earth and the Colonial Union have begun formal discussions about their...
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The Human Division #7: The Dog King
by John Scalzi
The seventh episode of The Human Division, John Scalzi's new thirteen-episode novel in the world of his bestselling Old Man's War . Beginning on January 15, 2013, a new episode of The Human Division will appear in e-book form every Tuesday. CDF Lieutenant Harry Wilson has one simple task: Watch an ambassador's dog while the...
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The President's Brain is Missing: A Tor.Com Original
by John Scalzi
The question is, how can you tell the President's brain is missing? And are we sure we need it back? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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The Human Division #11: A Problem of Proportion
by John Scalzi
The eleventh episode of The Human Division, John Scalzi's new thirteen-episode novel in the world of his bestselling Old Man's War . Beginning on January 15, 2013, a new episode of The Human Division will appear in e-book form every Tuesday. A secret backdoor meeting between Ambassador Ode Abumwe and the Conclave's Hafte Sorvalh...
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Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded: A Decade of Whatever, 1998-2008
by John Scalzi
On September 13, 1998, John Scalzi sat down in front of his computer to write the first entry in his blog Whatever --and changed the history of the Internet as we know it today. What, you're not swallowing that one? Okay, fine: He started writing Whatever and amused about 15 people that first day. If that many. But he kept at it...
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How I Proposed to My Wife: An Alien Sex Story
by John Scalzi
Everyone wants to know how I proposed to Claire. Well, it’s complicated...
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The Mallet of Loving Correction
by John Scalzi
'In a very real sense, Whatever is my life's work; it's fifteen years (so far) of me thinking about what's going on in my life and in my world.' --John Scalzi What sort of idiot spends fifteen years writing a blog? New York Times Bestselling author John Scalzi is that sort of idiot. And in those fifteen years the blog he's written...
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You're Not Fooling Anyone When You Take Your Laptop to a Coffee Shop: Scalzi on Writing
by John Scalzi
There are books which claim to teach you how to write. This book is about the writing life: The business of writing. The day-to-day existence of a professional writer. The ways writers interact with other writers. The things writers do to help themselves out -- and the things they do to trip themselves up. Which is to say: This book is...
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Uncle John's Presents: Book of the Dumb (Uncle John Presents)
by John Michael Scalzi
A celebration of dimwits, lunkheads, bad ideas and just plain wrongheaded foolishness. In every field of human endeavor, there are people, things, and ideas that rank among the best mankind has ever produced. This book isn't about any of that stuff. If there's one thing human history teaches us, over and over and over again, it's this:...
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Redshirts: Roman (German Edition)
by John Scalzi
Sie sind immer die Ersten – tot oder lebendig … Fähnrich Andy Dahl heuert als Redshirt auf der Intrepid, dem Flaggschiff der Universal Union, an. Damit geht für den jungen Mann scheinbar ein Traum in Erfüllung. Bis er feststellt: Die Sterblichkeitsrate unter seinen Kollegen mit der roten Oberbekleidung auf Außeneinsätzen ist...
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Krieg der Klone: Roman (German Edition)
by John Scalzi
Einmal runderneuern, bitte! In ferner Zukunft wird der interstellare Krieg gegen Alien-Invasionen mit scheinbar bizarren Mitteln geführt: Für die Verteidigung der Kolonien weit draußen im All werden nur alte Menschen rekrutiert. So wie John Perry, der mit 75 noch einmal einen neuen Anfang machen will. Doch bald erfährt er das...
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Geisterbrigaden: Roman (German Edition)
by John Scalzi
Wenn die Klone versagen, werden die Geisterbrigaden eingesetzt In ferner Zukunft wird der interstellare Krieg mit scheinbar bizarren Mitteln geführt: Für die Verteidigung der Kolonien im All werden nur alte, betagte Menschen rekrutiert. Sie werden geklont und ihre Bewusstseine in jüngere Ausgaben ihrer Selbst transferiert, was sie...
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Androidenträume: Roman (German Edition)
by John Scalzi
Kann ein Schaf die Menschheit vor der Vernichtung bewahren? Das späte 21. Jahrhundert: Auf ihrem Weg ins All ist die Menschheit einer Reihe von Alien-Völkern begegnet, mit denen sie Handelsbeziehungen aufnimmt und politische Bündnisse schmiedet. Doch dann kommt es auf einer interstellaren Konferenz zu einem folgenschweren Vorfall:...
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Die letzte Kolonie: Roman (German Edition)
by John Scalzi
Nur John Perry kann die drohende Vernichtung der Menschheit verhindern John Perry ist als altgedienter Veteran der Klon-Armee im Ruhestand, doch das Abenteuer fehlt ihm. Er erklärt sich bereit, die Leitung einer neugegründeten Kolonie zu übernehmen, nichts ahnend, dass die Siedler nur Schachfiguren in einem Ränkespiel zwischen...
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Der wilde Planet: Roman (German Edition)
by John Scalzi
Wann gilt ein Lebewesen als intelligent? Die Menschen haben die Galaxis besiedelt und beuten die Rohstoffe der Planeten nach Kräften aus. Für den Prospektor Jack Holloway ein einträgliches Geschäft, wird er doch an den Gewinnen beteiligt. Als auf Zara 23, einem paradiesischen Planeten, ein fossiles, in der Galaxis äußerst...
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Zwischen den Sternen: Roman (German Edition)
by John Scalzi
Ein paradiesischer Planet entpuppt sich als wahre Hölle John und Jane Perry werden, zusammen mit ihrer Adoptivtochter Zoë, dazu ausersehen, den Planeten Roanoke zu kolonisieren. An Bord des Raumschiffes Magellan reisen sie mit den anderen Kolonisten mit, um die vermeintlich friedliche Welt in Besitz zu nehmen. Doch Roanoke ist nicht...
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Die letzte Einheit: Roman (German Edition)
by John Scalzi
Science Fiction am Puls der Zeit Das All ist besiedelt, und die Menschheit hat in den angrenzenden Sternensystemen Kolonien errichtet. Dort draußen, weit von der Erde entfernt, herrscht Krieg. Eine neue Art von Krieg – denn die Soldaten sind Klone mit implantiertem Bewusstsein. Neben diesen Klonkriegern gibt es jedoch auch noch eine...
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Galaktische Mission: Roman (German Edition)
by John Scalzi
Mit dem Rücken zur Wand Die Menschen haben ferne Planeten und fremde Welten besiedelt – unter den misstrauischen Augen der Aliens und unter dem Schutz der Kolonialen Union. Wenn diese nun wie geplant aufgelöst wird, wären die menschlichen Kolonien den feindlich gesinnten Aliens hilflos ausgeliefert. Ausgerechnet in dieser...
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Agent der Sterne: Roman (German Edition)
by John Scalzi
There's no business like show business! Eines Tages kommen Außerirdische auf die Erde, um mit den Menschen eine friedliche Allianz zu bilden. Es gibt nur ein Problem: Sie sind abgrundtief hässlich und stinken zum Davonlaufen. Nicht einfach also, sich das Vertrauen der Erdbewohner zu erwerben. Die Aliens brauchen jemanden, der das...
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Das Syndrom: Roman (German Edition)
by John Scalzi
Gefangen im eigenen Körper Ein Virus geht um die Welt, und die Folgen sind katastrophal. Die meisten Opfer kommen mit einer Art Grippe davon, doch für einige wenige wird die Ansteckung zum Horror: Sie fallen in ein totales Wachkoma, das sogenannte Haden-Syndrom. Millionen von Menschen sind betroffen, und in den USA ist nichts mehr...
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The End of All Things #1: The Life of the Mind: The End of All Things
by John Scalzi
A down-on-his-luck Colonial Union starship pilot finds himself pressed into serving a harsh master-in a mission against the CU. But his kidnappers may have underestimated his knowledge of the ship that they have, quite literally, bound him to piloting. Part One of the four parts of The End of All Things, John Scalzi's conclusion to the...
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Uncle John's Presents Book of the Dumb 2
by John Michael Scalzi
In this sequel to the best-selling Uncle John’s Presents Book of the Dumb , guest author John Scalzi casts a wide net to bring readers more mind-boggling dumbosities perpetrated by dumb-doers. This time, to prove that dumb-nastics are not a modern phenomenon, Scalzi digs into the past to unearth some of history’s most ill-advised...
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The Collapsing Empire
by John Scalzi
“John Scalzi is the most entertaining, accessible writer working in SF today.” —Joe Hill, author of The Fireman Our universe is ruled by physics. Faster than light travel is impossible—until the discovery of The Flow, an extradimensional field available at certain points in space-time, which can take us to other planets...
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Old Man's War Boxed Set I
by John Scalzi
Includes: Old Man's War, The Ghost Brigades, The Last Colony "Gripping and surpassingly original. It's Starship Troopers without the lectures. It's The Forever War with better sex. It's funny, it's sad, and it's true." — Cory Doctorow Earth itself is a backwater. The bulk of humanity's resources are in the hands of the...
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Miniatures: The Very Short Fiction of John Scalzi
by John Scalzi
The ex-planet Pluto has a few choice words about being thrown out of the solar system. A listing of alternate histories tells you all the various ways Hitler has died. A lawyer sues an interplanetary union for dangerous working conditions. And four artificial intelligences explain, in increasingly worrying detail, how they plan not to...
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