Oh, Okay, One More Thing

The Hugo finally arrived. It’s on the right. Soon it will slide over to where the Denvention Hugo sits, because Athena wants that one in her room, and, you know, why the heck not.

The only problem with this year’s Hugo is that unless you’re looking directly down at it, you can’t see the very cool “maple leaf flame” design that’s where the rocket itself sits, giving the impression that the rocket is lifting off to points Canadian. However, as the rocket arrived disassembled, I took a picture of it for you.

Very definitely nifty.

All right, then, back to radio silence for the weekend. See you Monday.

By John Scalzi

I enjoy pie.

35 replies on “Oh, Okay, One More Thing”

Speaking of Hugos.

Has anybody else here ever ordered from Subteranean Press before? I ordered a limited edition of Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded on the 15th and was trying to figure out when I should expect it to arrive.

re AJ @7

Sub press advertises stuff before it is in print (sometimes by months) and for limiteds sometimes even after the regular version ships – you might ned to wait several weeks more for a limited to ship (waiting for slipcases, signature pages etc) usually if a book is in inventory it ships out relatively quickly (usually delivered within 10 days or so)

at least that’s been my experience


I’m hoping it is here by next Wednesday (Sep 2nd) as I fly out that day for work.

I can just see it now. The mailman will leave a parcel pick-up notice in my mailbox on Thursday. Nobody will be here to go pick it up from the post office. It will be “returned to sender” after nobody claims it for ten days.

Ah, well that explains it, then. It took eleven days for my first 2 boxes to get to Oregon, and the third one (all 3 mailed simultaneously) turned up a day or two later.

I knew my personal items might take a while to get there, but they were low priroirty so I used the (relatively) cheap method of 20 kg for CAD100.

Note to future Worldcons: Send high-priority shipments by high-priority methods with close tracking ability, even though it’s much more expensive.

(Transportation logistics planning is what I do in my Day Jobbe.)

aj@12 I just got notice today from Barnes and Noble that my order of Metaopolis has been canceled – apparently Sub Press sold out before they could fill all the orders to amazon/B&N so I am SOL – you should be ok – I’ve never had Sub Press TAKE an order and not fill it

She should only get to keep the Hugo in her room if she starts writing speculative fiction.

All evil overlords have to have a beautiful, capable daughter who will eventually overthrow them, after all..

It won’t be good, but if she starts now (as opposed to at 15-16, which seems more typical) just think of how good she’ll be by the time she’s in college…

I can’t help but notice that on the left you have what appears to be a tube of acrylic miniatures paint. Either Reaper Master Series or Valejo. Are you a miniatures painter as well as a rich and famous science fiction author?

Scary, John…I was just thinking that you were going to end up with a Hugo in every room, and you put my thought to your keyborad.

Congrats again. Too bad METAtropolis didn’t win this year, I certainly enjoyed it and hope there is a little more world building to be had in that universe from everyone involved.

Very pretty, glad it finally deigned to arrive!

Do you plan to ever rile up (or entertain) the third half of “Star Noun” fans and write about Stargate Design Fails? Obviously not going anywhere near SG:U because we know you have refined it of all failure :P (I mean, because I concede that you can’t talk about that.)

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