I’ve Been Reading

I’ve introduced myself to John Scalzi recently.  This deal has worked out well for me.  Chances are quite high that if you are reading this, you already have heard the name.  Funnily enough, the first book I read by him was ‘Zoe’s Tale,’ which is the last book in his “Old Man’s War” series – which I finally have picked up.

The desire to pick up a Scalzi book has been slow-simmering since I read about his latest novel “Redshirts.”  This is a book about the dudes in red shirts in old Star Trek episodes – well, roughly.

I’ve read a few of his books now and I really enjoy them.  The man is well-deserving of his accolades.  I’m pretty jealous.  But what have I been doing?  Well, not writing.  That’s for sure.

But I do like reading, so I’ve go that going for me.

2 thoughts on “I’ve Been Reading

  1. krista.

    Scalzi is one of my favorite authors. We got to see him speak in Philly a couple years back before I had read any of his stuff, and his sense of humor just drew me in. I’m eagerly awaiting Redshirts myself.

    Along the vein of Trek-inspired fiction, I highly recommend Night of the Living Trekkies. I thought it was going to be campy and possibly lame, but it was a delight. Which is not something one often says about zombie books.

  2. Matthew Abel Post author

    Now that I’ve got this Nook, I’ve been thrilled to purchase his short stories. Parallel to his awesome prose, I really enjoy his embracing of the digital age alongside Tor. I’d love to see him speak.


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