Additionally, he has published three comedic sci-fi novels, Agent to the Stars, The Android's Dream, and Redshirts. Agent to the Stars is available for free on Scalzi's website. He also wrote The Shadow War of the Night Dragons, Book One: The Dead City. It's an April Fools' joke. That was nominated for a Hugo Award.
Scalzi was also a creative consultant for the TV show Stargate Universe.
Three of his short stories, "When The Yogurt Took Over: A Short Story", "Missives From Possible Futures #1: Alternate History Search Results", and "Three Robots Experience Objects Left Behind from the Era of Humans for the First Time" were adapted into individual episodes of the animated anthology Love, Death & Robots.
Works by John Scalzi with their own trope pages include:
- Agent to the Stars
- The Android's Dream
- The Dispatcher
- The Interdependency series
- Lock In
- Old Man's War series
- Fuzzy Nation
Other works by John Scalzi provide examples of:
- Continuity Reboot: Scalzi is rebooting the H. Beam Piper "Fuzzy" series, starting with Fuzzy Nation, a re-imagining of Little Fuzzy.
- Line to God: His blog, Whatever.
- This Is My Human: A delightful example in his short story The Other Large Thing.