Posted on February 8, 2006 Posted by John Scalzi 13 Comments
What’s that smell? Why, it’s the toasty, buttery scent of author copies, fresh from the FedEx truck! They’re booktastic! More to the point, the fact I have my copies means that although it’s debatable that The Ghost Brigades is going to show up soon at bookstore near me, given that my local bookseller didn’t bother to stock the Old Man’s War until it was out in paperback, it is entirely possible the book is now wending its way to stores near you, ahead of its official February 21 release date. I trust you’ll let me know if you see it.
Also, for those of you who are going to Boskone, I have received word that TGB definitely will be stocked in the dealer’s room at the convention. So if you can’t find it anywhere before you get to Boskone, you’ll be able to find it there. Personally I’m considering Boskone to be the location of the book’s official debut, and I couldn’t be happier about that.
I love that smell.
Yeah. Sure, they say it’s toxic and causes violence and hallucinations, but Petey the Seven Foot Cockatoo says I should fucking kill anyone who says that.
Well we all know not to question Petey so, ya know, thin the herd man, thin the herd.
ALL HAIL PETEY!
I literally laughed my ass off when I read about Petey. My estranged behind is now lying on the floor in front of me. I can’t tell whether I’m dizzy from the craziness of the whole situation or from the blood-loss involved, but man was it worth it.
Hi John, I just picked up OLD MAN’S WAR. (Your work was mentioned in a SCIFI group email it sounded great so I tracked it down) I have about 50 pages to go and I love it! I was wondering, will you sell autographed copies if a person was to send you a check?
Petey for Congress!
Jim: Autographed copies: I’ll do them if they’re sent to me with return postage and packaging, as others here can tell I’m flat awful at returning books if I don’t have postage and packaging right at hand.
Sam, don’t laugh at Petey.
He hates that.
Steeples fingers with portent.
Soon, The Ghost Brigades shall be in my ravenous clutches, and not even Petey will be able to tear it away from me!
The Cult of Petey.
I just got OMW paperback in the mail. Yay!
How about a photo of the whole cover? Or maybe, if that’s too much self-pimping, just the spine? Seems my local Borders™ stock clerks like to hide your works in the strangest of places…
Last week, the OMW trade paperbacks (all 2 of them) were hiding up in the Space section of General Science!
I was able to snatch up the lone copy of TGB at my local Borders last night. I hope to start reading it this weekend…