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John Scalzi is a science fiction author who has been nominated for nine Hugo Awards since 2005. In 2015, Tor Books announced the signing of a decade-long contract with Scalzi for 13 books and $3.4 million.

Scalzi is a self-declared feminist and has attacked those who "use the phrase Social Justice Warrior or SJW to denigrate someone" on Twitter. He also campaigned openly to expel right-wing writer Vox Day from SFWA and refused to pay his dues to the organization until Day was expelled from it.

He is best known in the science fiction community for his inflated traffic figures at Whatever, his blog that at one point was (mistakenly) believed to be one of the most widely read SF blogs on the internet. He is also a past president of the SFWA (Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America) where he laid the groundwork for the first attempted expulsion of an SFWA-member in the organization's history.

He has also vowed to turn down speaking and guest of honor invitations at all conventions that do not have a safe space policy, although the policies he approves of in effect allow for pedophilia as long as the adult-child sexual relationship is "consensual."

He not only claims SJW status for himself, he has actively campaigned for the removal and censorship of people from membership organizations and employment.

John Scalzi @scalzi 6:20 AM - 4 Dec 12 Hey, authors of non-traditionally published books! Promote your book to my 50K daily blog readers TODAY

John Scalzi ‏@scalzi 3:33 PM - 10 Aug 13 @gregpak I think if people like the content they will keep coming in regardless. I mean, my site gets 50K readers a day

"Scalzi himself quotes it at over 45,000 unique visitors daily and more than two million page views monthly." - Lightspeed Magazine, September 2010 interview

NOTE: From September 2010 until December 2014, Whatever averaged 12,860 pageviews per day, five times LESS than the 64,516 daily pageviews he was claiming. He never had "over 45,000 unique visitors daily".