Things I Forgot to Remember, Monday Edition

Some stuff I probably should have mentioned before:

* As you know, Tor.Com is live and is featuring my new short story “After the Coup,” which takes place in the OMW universe. What I neglected to mention was that in addition to writing it, I also read it aloud, and the audio track is available both to listen online and to download. Just go to the story link, and click on the “Listen” link over there to the left side of the page, and there you’ll have an hour’s worth of me reading into a microphone. Have fun!

* Speaking of audio, last week I did an interview for the Geekly Weekly podcast, in which I discussed various subjects, including (yes) bacon and pets. It’s available here — I come in at around the five minute mark and talk for about a half hour, I think. The rest of the podcast is also a lot of fun.

* The fabulous Mary Robinette Kowal has pointed out that the KGB Reading Series — a fabulous monthly gathering in NYC where speculative fiction fans and writers meet and mingle and read work aloud — is having a raffle to raise funds to keep the reading series going. For the price of a $1 raffle ticket, you could win neat prizes ranging from having your name in a story to a story critique by an editor to signed copies of excellent books. It’s cheap, it’s a great cause, and it’s fun. So get a ticket, why don’t you.

* We’re about a week away from the official release of the mass market paperback version of The Last Colony, which means you might actually start seeing it in the stores in the next few days. If you prefer to buy online, Tor has thoughtfully provided you this page with links to several different online retailers. But I won’t mind if you choose to support your local booksellers.

The imminent release of the paperback also means that if you were planning to pick up the hardcover edition of the book, you might want to do that sometime relatively soon, otherwise they will disappear on you and you’ll have to get a used copy on eBay, which does me no good. Also, Tor was pretty spot on in guessing how many hardcovers to print for TLC, so there’s not likely to be too many remainders.

* Finally, Jeff Carlson has a ginchy book trailer for his upcoming book Plague War available here. It’s quite spooky.

I think that’s everything I forgot to remember, but you know what? I may have forgotten to remember other things I’ve forgot. It happens.

19 Comments on “Things I Forgot to Remember, Monday Edition”

  1. Can’t wait to get my copy of Last Colony from Amazon.

    I’ll re-read the first two to help pass the time. That’s the nice thing about a series where the books aren’t gigantic. I mean, I would have liked to go back and re-read some of the Dark Tower stuff as new books came out, I’d like to re-read the whole thing now. I just don’t know if I’m ready for that level of commitment.

  2. ooh next you’ll be talking about known unknowns and unknown unknowns… Maybe a nomination for Secretary of Defense will come your way… Unless Rumsfeld gets a new young green body in his retirement.

  3. Hello, people from The Whatever. Please forgive the occasional dog bark or loud roomate’s visiting sister occasionally occluding the awesomeness that is our esteemed host’s answers.

    Seriously, John, I had to bite the inside of my mouth I-dunno-how-many-times to make sure I didn’t mess up the audio feed from laughing with your answers. ;p

  4. The KGB raffle site was down when I clicked the link.

    Do you often crash sites when you send traffic their way? ;)

  5. so if tor hardcovers will no longer be available, how long do I have to wait before I can purchase the Subterranean Press limited edition to match my other OMW books?

  6. Just read the story on and it blew me away! I’ve never read your work before and I thought that story was just brilliant. I’m ordering what I can from Amazon.

  7. Jason:

    As it happens, the SubPress edition of The Last Colony is in the pipeline now.

  8. So backplot Scalzi’s age to my own, carry the e divide by ?…. yeah… yeah, I should be able to take a summer off by then.

    But not yet! So back to the codeface for young Mark, there to chip fresh, shiny polygons to heap into the cart, toting them back to the Rasterization Planes…. *sigh*

    At least there’s a chunk of free Scalzification on Tor to chew on as I labour ‘neath the blazing star of a hot render farm.

  9. Just happened to pick up your book, “Old Man’s War,” I’m going to go out and buy the rest. Nice to find a new author by accident.

  10. Hey there! Just discovered you work recently and listened to Old Man’s War and Ghost Brigades through Audible. Loved every minute of it.

    With the mass-market paperback version of The Last Colony coming out soon, does that mean I can look forward to an Audible version of The Last Colony too?

  11. Just out of curiosity, I got my copy of TLC from how does that rate for sales? I tend to buy a lot of books from them as they reprint many older books with new cover art at better than amazon/ebay prices.

    I’ve always wondered if authors like a book club like sfbc or not?

    – Brad

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