Books John Scalzi Books by John Scalzi John Scalzi has written books about: Science Fiction & Fantasy Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about John Scalzi Book Reviews 'Lock In': A Cop Story For Robot Lovers, A Robot Story For Cop Lovers August 27, 2014 John Scalzi's new Lock In is a successful genre mashup that balances the needs of a police procedural (dead body, damaged detective) with those of a science fiction yarn (hard-core world building). Author Interviews 'Redshirts': Expendable Ensigns Get Their Own Story July 12, 2012 Low-level crew members on Star Trek were so often killed as soon as they were beamed down, that they became known as redshirts. In the new novel Redshirts, science fiction writer John Scalzi follows similarly expendable ensigns as they sort out their life-expectancy issue. 'Redshirts': Expendable Ensigns Get Their Own Story Listen · 16:52 16:52 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/156669439/156670626" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Book Reviews 'Redshirts': A Love Letter To Sci-Fi Fans June 14, 2012 What happens when an expendable starship crewman realizes he's expendable? John Scalzi's new Redshirts is a meta-narrative about outsmarting Narrative itself, and a multilayered love letter to fans of classic science fiction. Summer Books 2011 Your Picks: Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books August 11, 2011 More than 5,000 of you nominated. More than 60,000 of you voted. And now the results are in. Explore the winners of NPR's Top 100 Science-Fiction and Fantasy survey — an intriguing mix of classic and contemporary titles.