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The Collapsing Empire - John Scalzi

The Interdependency has existed for a millennium, ruled from Hub by the House of Wu, whose monopoly on military equipment and strategic location enables it to control access and charge demand tariffs on commerce. 589 more words


Guerra do Velho

Sinopse: A humanidade finalmente chegou à era das viagens interestelares. A má notícia é que há poucos planetas habitáveis disponíveis – e muitos alienígenas lutando por eles. 494 more words


Read These Blog Posts by John Scalzi, Who Nails It

This OTYCD entry originally posted in July 2017.

Read these blog posts by John Scalzi on white privilege and being poor. You’ll be better for it. 310 more words

Read, Educate Yourself, Prepare

The Collapsing Empire (2017), John Scalzi

I actually bought The Collapsing Empire on the Grand Tour in London but for some reason didn’t get round to it until now.

That was a mistake. 120 more words


Old Man's War

No matter how suped
the soldiers, even ghosts, are:
humanness rules day.



“So who are your influences?”

As writers, that’s something we’re supposed to be prepared to answer, right? Who do we compare ourselves with? We’re supposed to have a thirty-second elevator pitch of our novel along the lines of “It’s Arthur C Clarke meets George R R Martin, in space,” or “James S A Corey (both of them) and Joe Abercrombie meet for drinks with Olen Steinhauer and Andy Weir on the deck of the Millennium Falcon, and John Scalzi and Ann Leckie drop in unannounced, before they all head off to a party in honor of Iain M Banks, Ursula K LeGuin, and Philip K Dick, where they run into Hugh Howie and N K Jemisin overlooking scale models of  872 more words

Andy Weir

'Redshirts': My latest spark of inspiration

This isn’t exactly something I’ve done before on my blog, but it has admittedly been a long time since I’ve personally done anything like this so I figured it would be worth a mention. 615 more words

University Honors Program