My publicist says I can mention this now, so: I’ll be doing a book tour this spring, in support of The Last Colony, in late April and early May. We’re still scheduling dates and locations so I can’t give you specifics at the moment, however I can say that we do plan to tour the west coast and the midwest, with a couple of east coast hits thrown in just for fun. Of course, when I have official dates and cities, I’ll share them here for your edification and enjoyment.
Naturally I’m very excited about this. This will actually be my second author tour, the first one being a tour I did back in 2000, when The Rough Guide to Money Online came out. That was a three city tour (DC, NYC and Chicago) that was scheduled for the week after the 2000 elections, on the rationale that, heck, the week after the national elections? What possible sort of news could be happening then? Oh, uh, yeah. Not a great tour. This one will be different. Oh, yes.
Anyway, this constitutes a head’s up: Look out, here I come. I think I’ll make tour T-Shirts.
Update, 1:01 pm: Dan writes in the comments:
Your tour needs a slick title. Something ambiguous yet evocative with its senselessness.
How about: John Scalzi’s Puddle of Heads tour ’07.
See? It doesn’t make a damn bit of sense, but it sure sounds cool.
Well, all right, let’s make it a contest: Whoever comes up with the best tour name — as decided by me, of course — will get the tour title on whatever T-Shirts I make (presuming I make t-shirts), plus a free t-shirt, and a signed copy of The Last Colony when it comes out.
Get to it! Let’s say this contest is open until 11:59:59 on Sunday 1/28.