Books John Scalzi Books by John Scalzi John Scalzi has written books about: Science Fiction & Fantasy Fiction Mysteries, Thrillers & Crime Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about John Scalzi Review Book Reviews In 'Head On,' Killer Robots, Dogged Gumshoes ... And A Very Important Cat April 22, 2018 John Scalzi returns to the world of Lock In — where people incapacitated by a strange disease can re-enter the world through robot avatars — for a murder mystery that turns on a cat named Donut. Review Book Reviews 'The Dispatcher' Is A Short Stroll In A Strange Neighborhood May 31, 2017 John Scalzi's new novel — originally an audio book — imagines the implications of a world where 999 out of 1,000 murder victims pop back into existence, naked, confused and safe in their own beds. Author Interviews Welcome To 'The Collapsing Empire:' Questions For John Scalzi March 24, 2017 Prolific sci-fi author John Scalzi boots up a new universe in The Collapsing Empire. It's set in a future where far-flung humanity's ability to travel and communicate between planets is under threat. Review 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 Review 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. Opinion 100 Best Books 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. The winners are an intriguing mix of classic and contemporary titles.