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18th Feb '13 4:39:48 PM Xtifr
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->''Dirk Moeller didn't know if he could fart his way into a major diplomatic incident. But he was ready to find out.''
->-- Opening sentence of ''Literature/TheAndroidsDream''

John Scalzi is best known for [[MemeticMutation taping bacon to]] [[http://whatever.scalzi.com/2006/09/13/clearly-you-people-thought-i-was-kidding/ his cat]], though his science-fiction writing, particularly his ''Literature/OldMansWar'' trilogy, comes a close second.

Additionally, he has published three comedic sci-fi novels, ''Literature/AgentToTheStars'', ''Literature/TheAndroidsDream'', and ''Literature/{{Redshirts}}''. ''Agent to the Stars'' is available for free on [[http://scalzi.com/whatever/?page_id=94 Scalzi's website]]. He also wrote [[http://www.tor.com/stories/2011/04/the-shadow-war-of-the-night-dragons-book-one-the-dead-city-excerpt The Shadow War of the Night Dragons, Book One: The Dead City]]. [[spoiler: It's an April Fools' joke. That was nominated for a Hugo Award.]]

Scalzi was also a creative consultant for the TV show ''Series/StargateUniverse''.
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!!Works by John Scalzi with their own trope pages include:
[[index]]
* ''Literature/OldMansWar'' series
* ''Literature/{{Redshirts}}''
[[/index]]

!!Other works by John Scalzi provide examples of:

* AliensStealCable - As the main explanation for aliens' choice to make first contact with a film agent in ''Literature/AgentToTheStars''.
* BrainUploading - Brian Javna [[spoiler:and Andrea Hayter-Ross]] in ''The Android's Dream''.
* ContinuityReboot - Scalzi is rebooting the HBeamPiper "Fuzzy" series, starting with ''Literature/FuzzyNation'', a re-imagining of ''Literature/LittleFuzzy''.
* TheDogIsAnAlien: In ''Agent to the Stars'', Joshua eventually takes on the form of a dog in order to come off as more appealing to humans.
* EvilPlan and GambitRoulette - In ''The Android's Dream'', [[spoiler:Narf-win-Getag's plot to take over Nidu and Earth, and Harry Creek's plot to thwart the Nidu both qualify.]]
* ThisIsMyHuman - A delightful example in his short story ''[[http://www.tweetdeck.com/twitter/scalzi/~3YheC The Other Large Thing]]''.
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->''Dirk Moeller didn't know if he could fart his way into a major diplomatic incident. But he was ready to find out.''
->-- Opening sentence of ''Literature/TheAndroidsDream''

John Scalzi is best known for [[MemeticMutation taping bacon to]] [[http://whatever.scalzi.com/2006/09/13/clearly-you-people-thought-i-was-kidding/ his cat]], though his science-fiction writing, particularly his ''Literature/OldMansWar'' trilogy, comes a close second.

Additionally, he has published three comedic sci-fi novels, ''Literature/AgentToTheStars'', ''Literature/TheAndroidsDream'', and ''Literature/{{Redshirts}}''. ''Agent to the Stars'' is available for free on [[http://scalzi.com/whatever/?page_id=94 Scalzi's website]]. He also wrote [[http://www.tor.com/stories/2011/04/the-shadow-war-of-the-night-dragons-book-one-the-dead-city-excerpt The Shadow War of the Night Dragons, Book One: The Dead City]]. [[spoiler: It's an April Fools' joke. That was nominated for a Hugo Award.]]

Scalzi was also a creative consultant for the TV show ''Series/StargateUniverse''.
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!!Works by John Scalzi with their own trope pages include:
[[index]]
* ''Literature/OldMansWar'' series
* ''Literature/{{Redshirts}}''
[[/index]]

!!Other works by John Scalzi provide examples of:

* AliensStealCable - As the main explanation for aliens' choice to make first contact with a film agent in ''Literature/AgentToTheStars''.
* BrainUploading - Brian Javna [[spoiler:and Andrea Hayter-Ross]] in ''The Android's Dream''.
* ContinuityReboot - Scalzi is rebooting the HBeamPiper "Fuzzy" series, starting with ''Literature/FuzzyNation'', a re-imagining of ''Literature/LittleFuzzy''.
* TheDogIsAnAlien: In ''Agent to the Stars'', Joshua eventually takes on the form of a dog in order to come off as more appealing to humans.
* EvilPlan and GambitRoulette - In ''The Android's Dream'', [[spoiler:Narf-win-Getag's plot to take over Nidu and Earth, and Harry Creek's plot to thwart the Nidu both qualify.]]
* ThisIsMyHuman - A delightful example in his short story ''[[http://www.tweetdeck.com/twitter/scalzi/~3YheC The Other Large Thing]]''.
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6th Jan '13 5:38:48 PM GrandPrincePaulII
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* BrainUploading - Brian in ''The Android's Dream''.

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* BrainUploading - Brian Javna [[spoiler:and Andrea Hayter-Ross]] in ''The Android's Dream''.



* EvilPlan and GambitRoulette - In ''The Android's Dream'', [[spoiler:Narf Win-Getag's plot to take over Nidu and Earth, and Harry Creek's plot to thwart the Nidu both qualify.]]

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* EvilPlan and GambitRoulette - In ''The Android's Dream'', [[spoiler:Narf Win-Getag's [[spoiler:Narf-win-Getag's plot to take over Nidu and Earth, and Harry Creek's plot to thwart the Nidu both qualify.]]
4th Sep '12 12:59:27 AM Xtifr
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* ContinuityReboot - Scalzi is rebooting the HBeamPiper "Fuzzy" series, starting with ''Literature/FuzzyNation'', a re-imagining of ''LittleFuzzy''.

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* ContinuityReboot - Scalzi is rebooting the HBeamPiper "Fuzzy" series, starting with ''Literature/FuzzyNation'', a re-imagining of ''LittleFuzzy''.''Literature/LittleFuzzy''.
2nd Sep '12 2:07:27 PM Xtifr
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* AliensStealCable - As the main explanation for aliens' choice to make first contact with a film agent in ''AgentToTheStars''.

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* AliensStealCable - As the main explanation for aliens' choice to make first contact with a film agent in ''AgentToTheStars''.''Literature/AgentToTheStars''.
2nd Sep '12 2:04:46 PM Xtifr
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->-- Opening sentence of ''TheAndroidsDream''

John Scalzi is best known for [[MemeticMutation taping bacon to]] [[http://whatever.scalzi.com/2006/09/13/clearly-you-people-thought-i-was-kidding/ his cat]], though his science-fiction writing, particularly his ''OldMansWar'' trilogy, comes a close second.

Additionally, he has published three comedic sci-fi novels, ''{{Agent to the Stars}}'', ''TheAndroidsDream'', and ''{{Literature/Redshirts}}''. ''Agent to the Stars'' is available for free on [[http://scalzi.com/whatever/?page_id=94 Scalzi's website]]. He also wrote [[http://www.tor.com/stories/2011/04/the-shadow-war-of-the-night-dragons-book-one-the-dead-city-excerpt The Shadow War of the Night Dragons, Book One: The Dead City]]. [[spoiler: It's an April Fools' joke. That was nominated for a Hugo Award.]]

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->-- Opening sentence of ''TheAndroidsDream''

''Literature/TheAndroidsDream''

John Scalzi is best known for [[MemeticMutation taping bacon to]] [[http://whatever.scalzi.com/2006/09/13/clearly-you-people-thought-i-was-kidding/ his cat]], though his science-fiction writing, particularly his ''OldMansWar'' ''Literature/OldMansWar'' trilogy, comes a close second.

Additionally, he has published three comedic sci-fi novels, ''{{Agent to the Stars}}'', ''TheAndroidsDream'', ''Literature/AgentToTheStars'', ''Literature/TheAndroidsDream'', and ''{{Literature/Redshirts}}''.''Literature/{{Redshirts}}''. ''Agent to the Stars'' is available for free on [[http://scalzi.com/whatever/?page_id=94 Scalzi's website]]. He also wrote [[http://www.tor.com/stories/2011/04/the-shadow-war-of-the-night-dragons-book-one-the-dead-city-excerpt The Shadow War of the Night Dragons, Book One: The Dead City]]. [[spoiler: It's an April Fools' joke. That was nominated for a Hugo Award.]]




* ''OldMansWar'' series
* ''{{Literature/Redshirts}}''

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\n[[index]]
* ''OldMansWar'' ''Literature/OldMansWar'' series
* ''{{Literature/Redshirts}}''
''Literature/{{Redshirts}}''
[[/index]]



* ContinuityReboot - Scalzi is rebooting the HBeamPiper "Fuzzy" series, starting with ''FuzzyNation'', a re-imagining of ''LittleFuzzy''.

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* ContinuityReboot - Scalzi is rebooting the HBeamPiper "Fuzzy" series, starting with ''FuzzyNation'', ''Literature/FuzzyNation'', a re-imagining of ''LittleFuzzy''.
1st Sep '12 6:39:43 PM mlsmithca
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* DidNotDoTheResearch - A minor case in ''The Android's Dream'', where one character pontificates on the potential kosher status, or lack thereof, of a genetically-engineered meat-like product with both swine and bovine DNA (with the kitschy name of Bison-Boar). This pontification goes on to explain (erroneously) that cloven-hoofed animals aren't kosher and that the dispute is over whether the genetically-manipulated result would have cloven hooves or not. Aside from getting a major sticking point backwards, since cloven hooves are one of the requirements for considering a four-footed mammal kosher, this disregards the fact that both pigs and cattle are even-toed ungulants - in other words, both boar and bison have cloven hooves.
26th Jun '12 12:24:25 PM almightyblue
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* ''{{Literature/Redshirts}}''
22nd Jun '12 5:19:35 PM Micah
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He has also published two more comedic sci-fi novels, ''{{Agent to the Stars}}'' and ''TheAndroidsDream''. ''Agent to the Stars'' is available for free on [[http://scalzi.com/whatever/?page_id=94 Scalzi's website]]. A third novel of this type, ''{{Literature/Redshirts}}'', will be published in 2012. He also wrote [[http://www.tor.com/stories/2011/04/the-shadow-war-of-the-night-dragons-book-one-the-dead-city-excerpt The Shadow War of the Night Dragons, Book One: The Dead City]]. [[spoiler: It's an April Fools' joke. That was nominated for a Hugo Award.]]

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He Additionally, he has also published two more three comedic sci-fi novels, ''{{Agent to the Stars}}'' Stars}}'', ''TheAndroidsDream'', and ''TheAndroidsDream''.''{{Literature/Redshirts}}''. ''Agent to the Stars'' is available for free on [[http://scalzi.com/whatever/?page_id=94 Scalzi's website]]. A third novel of this type, ''{{Literature/Redshirts}}'', will be published in 2012. He also wrote [[http://www.tor.com/stories/2011/04/the-shadow-war-of-the-night-dragons-book-one-the-dead-city-excerpt The Shadow War of the Night Dragons, Book One: The Dead City]]. [[spoiler: It's an April Fools' joke. That was nominated for a Hugo Award.]]
22nd Jun '12 5:18:45 PM Micah
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He has also published two more comedic sci-fi novels, ''{{Agent to the Stars}}'' and ''TheAndroidsDream''. ''Agent to the Stars'' is available for free on [[http://scalzi.com/whatever/?page_id=94 Scalzi's website]]. A third novel of this type, ''{{Literature/RedShirts}}'', will be published in 2012. He also wrote [[http://www.tor.com/stories/2011/04/the-shadow-war-of-the-night-dragons-book-one-the-dead-city-excerpt The Shadow War of the Night Dragons, Book One: The Dead City]]. [[spoiler: It's an April Fools' joke. That was nominated for a Hugo Award.]]

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He has also published two more comedic sci-fi novels, ''{{Agent to the Stars}}'' and ''TheAndroidsDream''. ''Agent to the Stars'' is available for free on [[http://scalzi.com/whatever/?page_id=94 Scalzi's website]]. A third novel of this type, ''{{Literature/RedShirts}}'', ''{{Literature/Redshirts}}'', will be published in 2012. He also wrote [[http://www.tor.com/stories/2011/04/the-shadow-war-of-the-night-dragons-book-one-the-dead-city-excerpt The Shadow War of the Night Dragons, Book One: The Dead City]]. [[spoiler: It's an April Fools' joke. That was nominated for a Hugo Award.]]
16th Jun '12 9:25:06 AM movie007
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->-- Opening sentence of ''[=~The Android's Dream~=]''

John Scalzi is best known for [[MemeticMutation taping bacon to]] [[http://whatever.scalzi.com/2006/09/13/clearly-you-people-thought-i-was-kidding/ his cat]], though his science-fiction writing, particularly his ''[=~Old Man's War~=]'' trilogy, comes a close second.

He has also published two more comedic sci-fi novels, ''{{Agent to the Stars}}'' and ''[=~The Android's Dream~=]''. ''Agent to the Stars'' is available for free on [[http://scalzi.com/whatever/?page_id=94 Scalzi's website]]. A third novel of this type, ''{{Literature/RedShirts}}'', will be published in 2012. He also wrote [[http://www.tor.com/stories/2011/04/the-shadow-war-of-the-night-dragons-book-one-the-dead-city-excerpt The Shadow War of the Night Dragons, Book One: The Dead City]]. [[spoiler: It's an April Fools' joke. That was nominated for a Hugo Award.]]

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->-- Opening sentence of ''[=~The Android's Dream~=]''

''TheAndroidsDream''

John Scalzi is best known for [[MemeticMutation taping bacon to]] [[http://whatever.scalzi.com/2006/09/13/clearly-you-people-thought-i-was-kidding/ his cat]], though his science-fiction writing, particularly his ''[=~Old Man's War~=]'' ''OldMansWar'' trilogy, comes a close second.

He has also published two more comedic sci-fi novels, ''{{Agent to the Stars}}'' and ''[=~The Android's Dream~=]''.''TheAndroidsDream''. ''Agent to the Stars'' is available for free on [[http://scalzi.com/whatever/?page_id=94 Scalzi's website]]. A third novel of this type, ''{{Literature/RedShirts}}'', will be published in 2012. He also wrote [[http://www.tor.com/stories/2011/04/the-shadow-war-of-the-night-dragons-book-one-the-dead-city-excerpt The Shadow War of the Night Dragons, Book One: The Dead City]]. [[spoiler: It's an April Fools' joke. That was nominated for a Hugo Award.]]
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