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“Alien Sex” Artwork; TSD Release Date; TAD at Revolution SF

I thought I’d show off a nifty illustration for you: This is the cover (by the fabulous Bob Eggleton) of the chapbook of “How I Proposed to My Wife: An Alien Sex Story,” which is a short story I wrote up to be a premium for the folks who shelled out for the hardcover edition […]

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I thought I’d show off a nifty illustration for you: This is the cover (by the fabulous Bob Eggleton) of the chapbook of “How I Proposed to My Wife: An Alien Sex Story,” which is a short story I wrote up to be a premium for the folks who shelled out for the hardcover edition of Subterranean magazine I guest-edited (the pdf version of which, remember, you may now download for free here). Outside of this chapbook I don’t have any particular plans to release the story, so if you’re one of the folks who paid up for the deluxe edition of the magazine: Oooooh, collector’s item.

Which also reminds me that Subterranean Press now tells me that the release date for “The Sagan Diary” is tentatively set for 1/31, a date that is dependent to some extent on when the several hundred signature sheets I signed arrive at the printers. Those signature sheets go into the limited leatherbound editions; there’s also the regular hardcover edition as well. Both are also collectibles, as only a limited number of each will be made.

Finally, The Android’s Dream got a nice little write-up at Revolution SF; books editor Peggy Hailey had this to say about it in her article on “What Is Best in Life, 2006”:

If you can put this book down after reading the first paragraph, you’re a better person than me. It’s got action. It’s got adventure. It’s got power politics and strange alien races. It’s got the snappiest dialogue since Nick & Nora Charles set the banter highwater mark. Get it. Read it. Love it. And right soon.

Naturally, I agree entirely. Also on this list are stuff from Chris Roberson, Jeff VanderMeer and Jeff Ford, so you should check out the entire article.

There, that’s enough self-pimpery for the day, I think.

By John Scalzi

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8 replies on ““Alien Sex” Artwork; TSD Release Date; TAD at Revolution SF”

You signed every single one? D-damn, son! That’s a lot of scalzicce scribbling.

I can’t wait. Can one still get the alien sex story some other way? Or do I have to shell out for some more leather bound scalzi… oohhh, what a terrible image.

I signed all of the deluxe version, which is 400 copies. I didn’t sign the regular hardcover. But, of course, I’ll be happy to sign those for people when/if they see me.

Oh Boy! you mean I not only get the book, but get a SIGNED book as well (jumping up and down on one foot to another, with my knees together with a silly grin on my face).

I wonder if that will demote the face value on eBay?

[inappropriately-placed self-pimpery masquerading as something other than self-pimpery deleted]

I’d note this Robert Eggleton is not the Bob Eggleton is who is the Hugo-winning illustrator. — JS

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