Syfy's Turning John Scalzi's Old Man's War Books Into A TV Series

Those who have been anxiously waiting for John Scalzi's best-selling military scifi novel Old Man's War to get a live-action adaptation won't have to be waiting much longer. Syfy and Academy Award-nominated director Wolfgang Petersen will adapt the books for television as a series titled Ghost Brigades, after the… » 8/05/14 12:40pm 8/05/14 12:40pm

Why Publishers Are Always Looking For The Next Old Man's War

Many of us have been reading science fiction for years, and we bring all of that weight of experience and knowledge to every new book we read. But to keep growing, science fiction has to reach readers who know nothing about the genre — so publishers need to find good "entry level" books, says Tor editor Patrick… » 5/24/13 11:30am 5/24/13 11:30am

Tor will serialize John Scalzi's next Old Man's War novel online

Anybody who loves serialized stories and episodic dramas will be excited to learn that Tor is experimenting with publishing the next John Scalzi book first in serialized form, as a set of e-books, and then later in collected print and e-book editions — similar to the way that comics come out in single issues and are… » 7/07/12 3:30pm 7/07/12 3:30pm

Halo's Master Chief Is A Major Literary Figure

The books tying in with the Halo game may be bringing younger readers who've never heard of Heinlein to military science fiction, says John Scalzi, author of Old Man's War. We wrote to Scalzi to ask his thoughts about the "milSF" sub-genre's prospects, and he was pretty upbeat, if not quite Souza-esque. His thoughts,… » 2/06/08 10:40am 2/06/08 10:40am

The Rise And Fall — And Rise — Of Military SF

David Drake hit a career snag in the late 1990s. Drake, who had helped to create the military science fiction genre with his Hammer's Slammers books, saw a shrinking market for novels about interstellar warfare. So Drake switched to fantasy, and then space-opera. Now, Drake is back writing more Hammer's Slammers » 2/06/08 10:00am 2/06/08 10:00am