Which is to say, my first author copy of The Mallet of Loving Correction: Selected Writings From Whatever, 2008 – 2012 has arrived at the Scalzi Compound. And it is absolutely lovely, if I do say so myself. The cover, with the illustration by Nate Taylor, is gorgeous, the end papers are fabulous and honestly everything about it is up to the usual Subterranean Press premium look and feel. It’s also pretty hefty at 484 pages — pretty sure it’s my longest book yet.
If you’re a fan of the site, it’s well worth getting in this signed, limited hardcover edition. Its release date is September 13, 2013 — not at all coincidentally the fifteenth anniversary of Whatever itself — but if you want to preorder a copy, you can do so from Subterranean Press directly. Here’s the link. Don’t miss out, because this will be the only hardcover edition, and once it’s gone, it’s gone forever (which is why they call it a limited edition).