John Scalzi, author of The Human Division

Event date: 
Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 4:00pm

A Room of One's Own is thrilled to present John Scalzi for a reading and book signing from his brand new book The Human Division!

John Scalzi is the author of several SF novels including his massively successful debut Old Man’s War and the New York Times bestsellers The Last Colony, Fuzzy Nation, and Redshirts. He is a winner of science fiction’s John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and he won the Hugo Award for Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded, a collection of essays from his popular blog The Whatever ( He lives in Ohio with his wife and daughter.

Following the events of The Last Colony, John Scalzi tells the story of the fight to maintain the unity of the human race in The Human Division.

The people of Earth now know that the human Colonial Union has kept them ignorant of the dangerous universe around them. For generations the CU had defended humanity against hostile aliens, deliberately keeping Earth an ignorant backwater and a source of military recruits. Now the CU’s secrets are known to all. Other alien races have come on the scene and formed a new alliance—an alliance against the Colonial Union. And they’ve invited the people of Earth to join them. For a shaken and betrayed Earth, the choice isn't obvious or easy.

Against such possibilities, managing the survival of the Colonial Union won’t be easy,
either. It will take diplomatic finesse, political cunning…and a brilliant “B Team,”centered on the resourceful Lieutenant Harry Wilson, that can be deployed to deal with the unpredictable and unexpected things the universe throws at you when you’re struggling to preserve the unity of the human race.

Come for Scalzi's event and stick around for more great SF authors later in the evening as Room helps kick off WisCon with a reception and reading by this year's WisCon Guests of Honor Jo Walton and Joan Slonczewski!

Event address: 
315 W. Gorham St.
53703-2218 Madison
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ISBN: 9780765333513
Availability: Backordered
Published: Tor Books - May 14th, 2013