Contest! Reviews! Links! Wheee!
As today is a double book release day, I’ve got lots of links for you to get your click on at.
1. First, a contest from ThinkGeek!
You’re being sent on an Away Mission, so what better way to prepare yourself than with this Away Team Kit? Best part about it is there’s a signed copy of John Scalzi’s Redshirts included! It’s got everything you need to succeed!
…at dying. Sorry, did we fail to mention that you’re sporting a red shirt? Good luck out there, buddy!
Click here to enter the contest, which is only open until 5pm ET, Wednesday, January 16th. You can also buy the Away Team Kit directly right here. All Away Team Kits include signed copies of Redshirts!
What comes out is rich and smart and funny – still very much a good-time rollercoaster entertainment, but also pleasingly human and self-aware as it rattles along its tracks, scattering spaceship wrecks, lethal diplomacy, species dieback and interstellar spookshow paranoia in its wake.
Yes. All that. Ad if you’d like a second opinion, here’s a spoiler-free review from Stainless Steel Droppings.
3. Want to read me discussing The Human Division at further length? How could you not? So then I have two links for you. The first, over at Amazon’s Kindle Daily Post, I’m talking about how the episodic nature of The Human Division came about. And then, over at the Nook Blog, I write about the challenge of making a new book in an established series, and how I avoided the pitfalls. Both are good, quick reads.
4. There’s still time to enter the Choose Cory Doctorow’s Scanned Face poll. Go there. Now.
5. Oh, and hey: My pals Paul & Storm have their new Web show live and running. Meet Learning Town! And while you’re at it, listen to notable geeks like Felicia Day, Neil Gaiman, Scott Sigler, Garkfunkel and Oates and even me share our memories of the Learning Town show from our childhood. It’s all true.
There, that should keep you busy.