Some Nice News for The Last Colony
Posted on January 8, 2007 Posted by John Scalzi 9 Comments
My tireless network of spies tells me that The Last Colony will be the main science fiction selection of the Science Fiction Book Club in the June mailing (which will go out in May, which is, of course, when the book will be generally released). This is indeed a good thing. Thanks, SFBC!
huh. if i sign up for SFBC now will i get the book then? I could just get it when it comes out in May.
Congrats. SFBC puts out some nice books. Could this mean an omnibus is in the works too? :-)
Omnibus? Isn’t that one of those big articulated mass transit jobbers that seats like a hundred commuters? I don’t think SFBC does that.
One of your peeves last year made the word of the year.
Now, you should worry if you are gonna get “Plutoed” or you might hear Athena swear that her BFF just got plutoed on her list.
Not to threadjack, but Plutoed? Honestly. Has anyone that reads this blog even ever heard the word out there in the wild? I sure hadn’t, nor have I even since it was selected.
Oh, and congrats on the SFBC nod. That’s sure to make you and Tor happy for the coming year.
Congrats on the club picking it up. Now, of course, this will mean that first TOR edition will be worth all that much more in future ages.
So, does this count as a second printing (handled by Tor), or as a secondary rights sale? I’ve heard the club doesn’t pay well, but I’ve never heard how the contract is actually handled.
It’s a secondary rights sale. The money was good enough.
SFBC … cool. I remember signing up for that when I was thirteen. Thought I was big-time.
But, that was the seventies and I was a geek and we won’t talk about that anymore.
I’m new to your fiction and am enjoying The Android’s Dream. I like it so much that I even put it on my Amazon storefront as one of the features. I’ll be looking for more of your work after this.