Yesterday’s Redshirts ARC contest is over. The word I was thinking of was “abundant,” which no one got. However, Dave Danielson did guess “absurd,” and since that word shares the first two letters in common with “abundant,” I hereby declare him the winner.
Dave, send me an e-mail from the e-mail address you used to comment from, put your mailing address in there and I’ll send it along right away. And congratulations!
Also, if you didn’t win, don’t panic. I’ll have a few more of these in the next couple of weeks.
In other Redshirts news:
1. The official Redshirts tour is in the final planning stages — we’re just waiting on a couple of confirmations — and it’ll be a fifteen (or so) stop tour which include some cities I haven’t been to before. Expect the final Redshirts itinerary to go up here next week.
2. Redshirts is included on io9′s Summer Beach Reading list (along with Arctic Rising by Tobias Buckell, Blackout by Mira Grant and Team Human by Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan, among others), and the folks there had nice things to say:
This is the Scalzi novel we’ve all been waiting for — one in which his wry wit and his clever insights into human weirdness could be deployed to the absolute best effect.
Yeah, that’s a keeper quote. And “insight into human weirdness” is going on my resume, under “Special Skills.” Because, hey. It is.