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JOHN SCALZI is one of the most popular and acclaimed SF authors to emerge in the last decade. His massively successful debut Old Man's War won him science fiction's John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. His New York Times bestsellers include The Last Colony, Fuzzy Nation, and Redshirts; which won 2013's Hugo Award for Best Novel. Material from his widely read blog, Whatever, has also earned him two other Hugo Awards. Scalzi also serves as critic-at-large for LA Times.He lives in Ohio with his wife and daughter.

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"New and fresh....Scalzi's smirking, impish voice is a nice touch." --NPR"Particularly relevant....A fun, breezy thriller, one that showcases a world that carries with it some extremely astute commentary on some of the real problems that we face in our own. " --The Verge

"The Lock In universe is as fascinating as ever....Complex, expansive....Pretty damn cool." --RT Book Reviews, 4 stars

"Head On doesn't care if you've read Lock In or not, but it does care if you enjoy a mystery wrapped up inside a science fiction novel....This might even be one of the best introductions to Scalzi out there." --Culturess"[Scalzi's] prose flows like a river, smoothly carrying us through the story; his characters are beautifully crafted; and his future world is impeccably designed, at the same time wildly imaginative and wholly plausible." --Booklist, starred review"This taut mystery, filled with memorable characters in a well-constructed world, will keep readers on the edges of their seats." --Publishers Weekly, starred review"Readers will definitely show up for the witty banter and smartass takedowns....Very clever, wonderfully satisfying fun." --Kirkus"A snappy, cannily-driven police procedural in which Scalzi highlights and skewers contemporary issues and hypocrisies." --The Seattle Review of Books "Scalzi is in good form again here with his usual rich blend of smart, rapid-fire dialogue and well-paced bursts of hard-hitting action." --Toronto Star

Praise for Lock In"This is the kind of thriller that Michael Crichton, Lincoln Child, and James Rollins do so well. Add John Scalzi to that list." --Douglas Preston, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Kraken Project and Impact"As much as Scalzi has the scientific creativity of a Michael Crichton, he also has the procedural chops of a Stephen J. Canell to craft a whodunit with buddy-cop charm and suspects aplenty--most of them in someone else's body." --USA Today

"Satisfying." --NPR"Scalzi takes his work to an entirely new level." --Cory Doctorow"A smart, thoughtful near-future thriller.... This powerful novel will intrigue and entertain both fans and newcomers." --Publishers Weekly, starred review"John Scalzi may be the most entertaining writer in SF today." --Toronto Star

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