John Scalzi on Why You Should Care About Zoe's Tale

Hugo Award finalist (and now winner!) and John W. Campbell Award recipient John Scalzi brings readers something new and different this month with Zoe's Tale. The protagonist is a 17-year-old girl. The milieu is the same as for his Old Man's War novels. Rumor has it this new novel has made a few librarians cry. Has Scalzi gone soft? Not likely. Something tells me the man who had the guts to put bacon on his cat's head has probably just gone and taken it to the next level.

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Scalzi's terrific, and it's great to see him go out on a limb. I wonder if he knows about bacon pancakes in Boulder?
http://intelligenttravel.typepad.com/it/2008/08/boulder.html

Posted by: Marilyn Terrell | Sunday August 17, 2008 at 5:55 AM

Everything I've read from Scalzi, Old Man's War, the Ghost Brigades, The Sagan Diaries, and the Last Colony have all been pure gold. I'm willing to take a chance on Zoe's Tale. I have yet to read an author who has been so consistently great.

Posted by: Jason O | Friday August 15, 2008 at 7:29 AM

Absolutely! Doesn't stop him from still having been a finalist. :) That's the un-beauty of scheduled posts.

JeffV

Posted by: Jeff VanderMeer | Thursday August 14, 2008 at 6:00 PM

Hugo Awards finalist? He's a Hugo Awards winner!

Posted by: RG | Thursday August 14, 2008 at 3:06 PM

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