Cory and John are hugely popular, multi-award-winning prolific writers of fiction and also non-fiction, with their novels being translated into multiple languages. Join Ruth Copland, Cory and John as they discuss why science fiction is so popular, how they started writing, and what their vision for the future looks like. Listen by clicking here Cory Doctorow and John Scalzi | It's A Question of Balance (broadcast 22 April).
Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger who has written novels for teens and adults, as well as non-fiction including the business book ‘Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free’. He is the co-editor of the group blog Boing Boing and the author of the New York Times bestselling and multi-award-winning LITTLE BROTHER, which has been optioned by Paramount. As well as being a writer, Cory is the former European director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, is activist in Residence for the MIT Media Lab, is a visiting Professor of Computer Science at the Open University and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. Born in Toronto, Canada, he now lives in Los Angeles. Cory’s latest novel is WALKAWAY, published by Tor.
John Scalzi is an author, columnist and former president of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. He is known for his Old Man's War series. His other novels include the New York Times bestsellers Lock In, Fuzzy Nation and Redshirts; the latter novel winning science fiction's Hugo Award in 2013. He also won a Hugo Award for Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded, a collection of essays from his popular blog Whatever. He was creative Consultant for the Stargate: Universe television series and is Executive Producer and Consultant for Ghost Brigades, currently in development for television based on his novel. Born in California he now lives in Ohio. John’s latest novel is the The Collapsing Empire, the beginning of a new science fiction saga published by Tor.
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