Look, I Don’t Want to Tell You Your Business —

— But if you happen to be up at midnight Eastern time, you definitely want to come round here.

In fact, if you’re not up at midnight Eastern time, you might want to set your alarm clock so you can wake up and be here at that time.

I’m not saying that what will be here at that time will change your life forever. It might not. But then again, maybe it will. You never know.

All I’m saying is: Hey, round midnight, Eastern? You might want to swing by.

That’s all.

74 Comments on “Look, I Don’t Want to Tell You Your Business —”

  1. Is Wheaton finally going to cough up that trophy and pizza for that awesome comment I left on his old BuzzNet blog years ago? Ha, kidding. I’ll be here…

  2. I’m always up at that time anyways – on patrol. You know, fighting evil-doers and whatnot. I’ll make a point of logging in from the mobile command center, unless the sidekick gets kidnapped. *Again*.

  3. Dammit, Scalzi. My time is valuable. And, midnight is when I tend to dispose of.. umm… “certain things.” And, let’s face it, those shallow graves don’t dig themselves, ya know.

  4. Question: Should I tell my best friend about this post? Or should I be a greedy little pig and keep it all to myself..

    Guess that would be questions.. heh.. Don’t judge! I haven’t had coffee yet..

  5. Hmm. Movie-related announcement would be most cool. But tomorrow is also the official release of Fuzzy Nation, so I’m thinking a book promo of some sort is more likely. Perhaps a time-limited special deal for Whatever / Tor readers?

  6. Easier for me, being in the Pacific Time Zone. Tho I am terribly jealous that your birthday starts earlier than mine, for the same reason.

    See you at 9 p.m. PST!

  7. Hmmmm… small problem with being here at midnight is that I work at 7:00 AM. Do I risk being grumpy from not enough sleep, or do I risk waiting til 5:30 AM to see what the fuss is about. Decisions, decisions.

    Will there be cake? If there’s cake I’ll stay up.

  8. I dunno John, if I pre-order Fuzzy Nation from Barnes & Noble they’ll let me download it at midnight EDT… You got something to top a new Scalzi novel?

  9. #11: Shame on you! The very idea that Scalzi would allow his good name to be sullied by–*ptooey*–Disney on Ice is just appalling. May you live in interesting times!

  10. Hm…let me check my calendar…. hmm, May the Fourth was last week, this weekend is the Memphis in May Barbecue Cooking Contest and the zombie walk is the 27th – nope, looks like I’m free- why? Is there something going on tomorrow?

  11. will whatever this life-changing announcement be still be left up tomorrow for those of us who can’t be here at midnight?

  12. The rumor I heard is that it’s the Scalzi rapture. He’s trying to get his in before that other California weirdo’s.

    Will all of us who show up get our BrainPals then, or does that have to wait?

  13. It begins to tell,
    ’round midnight, midnight.
    I do pretty well, till after sundown,
    Suppertime I’m feelin’ sad;
    But it really gets bad,
    ’round midnight.

    Memories always start ’round midnight
    Haven’t got the heart to stand those memories,
    When my heart is still with you,
    And ol’ midnight knows it, too.
    When a quarrel we had needs mending,
    Does it mean that our love is ending.
    Darlin’ I need you, lately I find
    You’re out of my heart,
    And I’m out of my mind.

    Let our hearts take wings’
    ’round midnight, midnight
    Let the angels sing,
    for your returning.
    Till our love is safe and sound.
    And old midnight comes around.

    – Thelonious Monk. ‘Round midnight

  14. I was told by a rather evil artificial intelligence that there would be cake. I should be done testing around then .

  15. I’m a literal sort… you mean “here” as in the Whatever blog, right? Because having several thousand fans show up at your house at midnight is going to freak family, neighbors, and the county police. If you do want us to show up is it formal dress? Or favorite alien? (I put dibs on Gort.)

  16. Hell, I was going to be up anyway waiting for my pre-bought version of the book to be ready for download. I am planning on taking a half day from work tomorrow and relax on the beach and dive into it.

  17. I’ll be here, although that is way past my bedtime (5 am comes early). Maybe I can just make it the first of my two nightly trips.
    @28 John Mark – maybe the Scalzi rapture, or perhaps we will all get on the Ark – along with the stackable dinosaurs, of course.
    @32 Caladan – nice rhyme! It zings –

    Fuzzy Nation, wrapped in bacon
    Zoe’s Tale, now on sale
    Old Man’s War, gave us more
    Android’s Dream, it’s the cream.

  18. I know! I know! He’s going to post a picture of Ghlaghghee that will actually satisfy ChangChang!

  19. The Rapture-Singularity is coming tonight, but only those awake and online at the time get to go?

  20. Louise @ 41 come on do you really think that’s possible? He could post an image of her in repose on a silk pillow painted by Rembrant himself and Chang would still take issue with the brush marks 8)

  21. I like the Rapture-Singularity concept. Do we get to upload ourselves and join the Fuzzy Universe On-line?

  22. CJ@44: Yes but you have to grind your way through an awful lot of land-prawns before you level-up enough to go south of the mountains where the humans are.

  23. I’ll be up but I am all the way over here (New Zealand) so won’t be able to make it. Feel free to give me a call.

  24. Ooooohhhh….. too bad i won’t be awake when midnight rolls around. I’m guessing some fun birthday shenanigans? In any case, hope you have a great birthday!

  25. You know, you better have a very sturdy server to make sure things don’t fold under the weight of everyone hitting “refresh” every few seconds.

    I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror… I feel the server might be down.

  26. I hope we’re all getting a set of titanium cookware. Can’t wait to make up a book-launch batch of Estee-fee.

  27. He’s going to unveil his swimming pool filled with Coke Zero, and we all get to virtually dive into it.

  28. EASY! That’s only like 6 PM Hawaiian. I’m so there/here, with a copy of Fuzzy Nation on my nook.

  29. I wonder if the timing with the ending of Stargate Universe is coincidental?

    It could be. Possibly not.

  30. Now I have to set my alarm clock twice. Isn’t it enough that I’m coming to see you at Books & Co tomorrow, and I’ve told all my friends to come, too? Oh well, as long as there will be pie!

  31. Is it midnight yet? You know I am going to be so disappointed when Mr. Scalzi unveils his new fashion line of summer swimwear.