A Quick Rundown on What’s Coming Up
Posted on September 10, 2008 Posted by John Scalzi 10 Comments
A couple of quick notes for everyone about upcoming projects:
* Subterranean Press tells me that Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded is going to press in a couple of weeks and will start shipping early October, so if you haven’t yet picked up a copy, there’s still time. You can get it through Subterranean (the link above) and now also through Amazon. Be aware that if you get it through Subterranean, you’ll also get the special edition chapbook Waiting for Athena, which collects up my essays about waiting for my daughter to be born. So while ordering from Amazon is cheaper, if you order from Subterranean, you get more stuff. These are the tradeoffs life provides you.
* Subterranean Press has also opened up pre-orders for the limited, signed edition of The Last Colony, which as with the previous Subterranean editions of books in the OMW universe, will feature super-bitchin’ cover and interior art by Vincent Chong, to be published in early 2009. As with the earlier OMW books by Subterranean, TLC will be limited to 400 copies plus 15 super-deluxe “lettered” editions, so if you’re a collector (and especially if you’ve gotten the previous SubPress editions in the series), pre-ordering might be the way you want to go.
* While I’m thinking about upcoming projects, I should note that the reason I was in the recording studio yesterday was that I was recording some intros for Metatropolis, the upcoming audiobook anthology I edited, which features novellas by Elizabeth Bear, Tobias Buckell, Jay Lake, Karl Schroeder and me. There’s a lot going on with that project, much of which is very cool, which I can’t tell you about yet. Sorry. Suffice to say that when I can reveal all, I think you’re all going to be impressed and excited. I can tell you that it’s currently slated to be available next month. So all you audiobook fans, prepare to gird your loins.
* Also coming in October (October 28, to be precise), the updated, trade paperback edition of Agent to the Stars. Considering the hardcover editions of this start at $195 and go up from there, this will be the rather more affordable way to have it in a printed edition. Also, as noted, this edition has been cleaned up and updated, so it’s fair to say that it’s the author’s preferred version.
* After Agent, you know what I’ve got? Nothin’ — at least not until The High Castle in October 2009. Try not to forget me between now and then, okay? And, also, stock up now. Thanks.
How “Updated” is the paperback of Agent? Are we talking pages of new material or just some cultural references changed?
More of the latter. There were things that were out of date, and I had to fiddle with some timeframe issues so that everything worked timewise.
So after October you’ll increase your blogging by multiple factors of awesomeness?
What about the reprint of “Questions for a Soldier” in Subterranean magazine? I pre-ordered that ages ago and haven’t heard a thing about it since.
With regards to Metatropolis, I was hoping you might discuss a bit about the reasoning behind not disclosing further information about the project. This is more of a general question than one specific about Metatropolis, as I’ve noticed Wil Wheaton mentioning that he can’t speak further about a cool project and I wondered exactly what the mechanism was behind secrecy. Is it because things aren’t finalized, and may change? Is it for competitive advantage? Any insight you are willing (or able!) to provide is appreciated! Thanks!
I can’t disclose further information about Metatropolis at this point because I was asked not to. I would imagine a lot of it has to do with not stepping on Audible’s promotional plans. Which is fine by me. If Audible wants to promote the heck out of something I’m doing, I’m inclined to let them, and to follow their lead therein.
Can I please have a poster of that picture of you with the nice teeth and horns? Please, please, please? I want to put it in my study to remind me that I too will look so much gentler and sweeter in a decade. ;-) It’s the Coke Zero, isn’t it?
Is a Subterranean Press version of Agent with the Gabe cover something that could possibly happen at some point? Cause that would reduce me to a quivering blob of pure nerd joy.
It did happen. It’s not going to happen again, however. That’s why it’s a limited collector’s edition.
Damn me and my not knowing about you or Agent till after that ways.