The 2006 John W. Campbell Award went to John Scalzi. He won the Campbell Award for Outstanding New Writer, and his debut novel, Old Man's War, was a Hugo Award finalist for science fiction. The Ghost Brigades, The Android's Dream, and The Last Colony are among his other works. He has received the Hugo Award, the Romantic Times Critics Choice Award for science fiction, the Seiun, the Kurd Lasswitz, and the Geffen awards, among others. His blog, Whatever, is one of the most popular in current science fiction.
Scalzi was born and reared in California and attended the University of Chicago. He and his wife and daughter live in southern Ohio.