John Scalzi

(1969 —)

A pro writer and blogger who was first published in 2005. He was elected president of the SFWA in 2010 after losing as a write-in candidate in 2007. He is probably best known for his blog, Whatever, but in only a half-dozen years he became one of the best-known (and most award-winning) writers in SF.

He has gotten some criticism for using his enormously popular blog to win nominations and awards in unrelated areas, and for accepting Best Fan Writer Hugo nominations for work which seems to be part of his professional output. In defense, there is no question that what he writes would, if done by an unpaid fan, be considered fan writing, and he would be far from the first pro (or fan to capitalize on popularity to win awards.

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