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Publication Order of Old Man's War Books

Old Man's War (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ghost Brigades (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Colony (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zoe's Tale (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Human Division (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The End of All Things (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Old Man's War Short Stories/Novellas

Questions for a Soldier (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sagan Diary (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
After the Coup (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Shadow War Of The Night Dragons Short Stories/Novellas

The Dead City (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Lock In Books

Unlocked: An Oral History of Haden's Syndrome (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lock In (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Head On (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Interdependency Books

The Collapsing Empire (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Consuming Fire (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Emperox (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Dispatcher Books

The Dispatcher (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder By Other Means (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Travel by Bullet (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Human Division Books

The B-Team (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Walk the Plank (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
We Only Need the Heads (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Voice in the Wilderness (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales From the Clarke (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Back Channel (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dog King (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sound of Rebellion (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Observers (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
This Must Be the Place (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Problem of Proportion (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gentle Art of Cracking Heads (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Earth Below, Sky Above (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of End of All Things Books

The Life of the Mind (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
This Hollow Union (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Can Long Endure (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Stand or Fall (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of METAtropolis Books

with , Mary Robinette Kowal, Elizabeth Bear, , Tobias S. Buckell
METAtropolis Free Story: 'In the Forests of the Night' (By:) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
METAtropolis Free Story: 'In the Forests of the Night' (By:) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
METAtropolis (With: ,Elizabeth Bear,Tobias S. Buckell) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
METAtropolis: The Dawn of Uncivilization (By:) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stochasticity (By:,Tobias S. Buckell) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
METAtropolis: Green Space (By:) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
METAtropolis: Green Space (By:) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Symmetry of Serpents and Doves: A METAtropolis Story (By:) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Byways (By:,Tobias S. Buckell) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tensegrity (By:Tobias S. Buckell) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Uncle John's Presents Books

Uncle John's Presents: The Book of the Dumb (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Uncle John's Presents Book of the Dumb 2 (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Whatever Books

Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mallet of Loving Correction (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Agent to the Stars (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Android's Dream (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The God Engines (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dead City (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Redshirts (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Virtue Signaling and Other Heresies (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Very Scalzi Christmas (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Kaiju Preservation Society (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Starter Villain (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

How I Proposed to My Wife: An Alien Sex Story (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tale of the Wicked (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Judge Sn Goes Golfing (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The President's Brain is Missing (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When the Yogurt Took Over (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Election (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Muse of Fire (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Everything but the Squeal (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Miniatures (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Rough Guide to Money Online (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rough Guide to the Universe (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rough Guide to Sci-Fi Movies (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You're Not Fooling Anyone When You Take Your Laptop to a Coffee Shop: Scalzi On Writing (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
24 Frames into the Future (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Don't Live For Your Obituary (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Black Tide Rising Books

Under a Graveyard Sky (By:John Ringo) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Sail a Darkling Sea (By:John Ringo) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Islands of Rage & Hope (By:John Ringo) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Strands of Sorrow (By:John Ringo) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Tide Rising (With: John Ringo,Jody Lynn Nye,Sarah A. Hoyt,Eric Flint,Michael Z. Williamson) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Valley of Shadows (By:John Ringo) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Voices of the Fall (By:John Ringo) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
River of Night (By:John Ringo) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
At the End of the World (By:Charles E. Gannon) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
At the End of the Journey (By:Charles E. Gannon) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
We Shall Rise (By:John Ringo,Gary Poole) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Fuzzy Sapiens Books

by H. Beam Piper, Ardath Mayhar
Little Fuzzy (By:H. Beam Piper) (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Other Human Race (By:H. Beam Piper) (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fuzzy Sapiens (By:H. Beam Piper) (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fuzzy Papers (By:H. Beam Piper) (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Golden Dream (By:Ardath Mayhar) (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Adventures of Little Fuzzy (By:H. Beam Piper) (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fuzzies and Other People (By:H. Beam Piper) (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Complete Fuzzy (By:H. Beam Piper) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fuzzy Nation (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Far Reaches Books

Slow Time Between the Stars (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Space Opera(2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rip-Off!(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Some of the Best from, 2014 edition(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Tide Rising(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Robots vs. Fairies(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

John Scalzi is an American online writer and Science fiction writer and he is a former- president of the Fantasy Writers and Science Fiction of America and was born May 10, 1969. He is well known for his blog whatever’ where he has written on a various types of topics daily since year 1998 and his Old Man’s War series’ and his three novels and they have being nominated for Hugo Award.

In year 2008, John Scalzi won Hugo Award predominantly based on that blog for Best Fan-writer which he has used for several charity drives. In year 2013, his novel known as Red-shirts won the Hugo- Award for Best Novel. John Scalzi has written columns and non- fiction books on different topics such as video games, finance, astronomy, films, and writing. He has also worked as a creative consultant for Star-gate Universe which is a TV series.


John Scalzi was born and spent his early childhood in California specifically in Los Angeles in the suburbs of Glendora, Covina and Claremont. It is well recorded that he was in high school with John Marshall who is a noted blogger and both were year 1987 class members. They attended The Webb – Schools of California and after that John Scalzi went to The University of Chicago where he became a classmate of David Auburn who is Pulitzer Prize winning play-writer. For a short time, Saul Bellow was a thesis advisor to John Scalzi who abandoned him when he later became Student Ombudsman for the same University. He was the editor- in- chief of The Chicago Maroon during his year 1989 to year 1990 school year.

John Scalzi graduated in year 1991 and was offered a job as the film- critic for Fresno Bee newspaper and later became a humor columnist. He was later hired as the in house editor and writer at American Online in year 1996 and together with his dear wife Kristine Ann Blauser, they relocated to Sterling – Virginia. He had married Kristine in year 1995. In year 1998 John was laid off and since that time he has being a full time freelance author and writer. Later in year 2001, John Scalzi, his wife Kristine and Athena Marie who is their daughter born in year 1998 relocated to Bradford – Ohio.

In year 2010, John Scalzi was president of the Fantasy Writers and Science Fiction of America and on the ballot he was the only nominee. Previously in year 2007, John had contested as a write in candidate but he was not successful. His term came to an end in year 2013 after deciding not to contest again.

Currently Jon Scalzi, his dear wife and their daughter lives in Ohio and they have a number of pets and one of the pet got media attention in September 2006 when John taped – bacon to it. It is a result of the media attention that John now maintains on the Whatever’ site a web – repository for All Things Bacon links.



Old Man’s War was John Scalzi’s first published novel. In the novel, citizens of earth who are seventy five years old are recruited and they join human colonies defense forces in space. He noted unintentional similarities to Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein. After debuting online, the novel came to publication. John Scalzi was able to serialize the book in December 2002 on his web- site and this later resulted in an offer by Patrick Nielsen Hayden who is a senior editor of Tor Books. It was in January 2005 that Old Man’s War hardcover edition was published and it was nominated in March 2006 for the Hugo – Award for Best Novel.

‘Agent – to the Stars’ was john Scalzi’s second published novel. It was prepared in year 1997 and in year 1999 it was placed online as a shareware novel’ by John Scalzi. The book was later released asa freeware’ in year 2004. It was in July 2005 that the book was available as a limited edition, signed hard-cover from Subterranean – Press. In October 2008, it was published in paperback by Tor Books for the first- time.

The Gost Brigades which is a sequence of The Android’s Dream and Old Man’s War was released in year 2006. The Android’s Dream’ did not sell well as compared to Old Man’s War series because of depending heavily on flatulence jokes. John Scalzi was later awarded the John Campbell – Award for Best New Writer in August 2006.

The Last Colony is the third novel that was set on the same universe and it was released to press in April 2007 and it was later nominated for Hugo – Award for Best Novel in year 2008. Old Man’s War fourth novel – Zoe’s Tale which presented different views of events that are covered in Last Colony was later published in year 2008 and in March 2009, it was again nominated for the Hugo – Award for Best Novel. Redshirts- Novel with Three – Codas which is his year 2012 book won Hugo – Award for Best Novel in year 2013.


John Scalzi has several non-fiction books such as The Rough – Guide to Money Online that was released to public in October 2000 and it featured various tips on using online financial tools. Others include The Rough – Guide to Sci-Fi Movies that was released to public in October 2005 and the book covered science – fiction films and its history and listed fifty significant fiction films. The Rough – Guide to the Universe was released in May 2003 and it was an astronomy book for intermediate and novice stargazers.

Online writing

John Scalzi began writing the whatever’ in year 1998 which is a more or less daily blog and also registered his domain name He has written various topics on the blog but topics of writing and politics are common and he also use the Whatever to solicit non-fiction and fiction submissions.

On March 29, 2007, John Scalzi became the first Campbell- Award winner to be a nominee for a Hugo Award in the Best Fan – Writer category for his online – writing on the field of science fiction. Later in year 2008, he won Hugo – Award for Best Fan Writer and he became the first person since year 1970 to be a nominee for the award and the Best – Novel Hugo award at the same time.

John Scalzi has established himself as a excellent writer on fiction, non- fiction, and other online writing over the years. He has won many awards showing his excellent work.

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